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Senior Linux Systems Administrator

Company: SAP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 285986

Work Area: Software-Design and Development

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That's why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it's the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people's lives.

We are seeking a Sr. Linux Systems administrator with 5-7 years professional experience in an exciting, fast-paced production environment. As part of the Ariba Cloud Operations team, you will help support 24X7 externally facing customer used networks.


  • Installs and maintains critical systems running red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux employing enterprise cluster applications in a 24x7 datacenter environment.
  • Experience provisioning and managing compute instances in GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Installs, configures and maintains system applications including DNS, Sendmail, Bind, SSH, TCP/IP and NFS
  • Experience maintaining enterprise class storage systems, network filers and public cloud storage offerings
  • Carefully follows and employs change control procedures leveraging industry standard change management tooling
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, SALT, Ansible)
  • Experience with patch management tooling (Satellite, Tanium) and Linux patching processes
  • Develops and maintains Perl and Shell scripts to enhance deployment and monitoring framework
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation for multiple environments
  • Provides recommendations on system and process changes as needed
  • Experience supporting 24x7 customer facing systems at scale
  • SAAS environment experience required

Basic Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years professional experience administering one or more enterprise level Linux operating environment.
  • 7+ years professional experience administering network utilities such as Sendmail, Bind, SSH
  • Good working knowledge of enterprise mass storage systems
  • Exemplary scripting abilities. Perl, bash, etc.
  • Knowledge of Storage array networks, SAN switch management and configuration
  • Experience with system administration automation and scripting

Good to have

  • Understanding of Veritas VXFS, VXVM and PaceMaker Cluster.
  • Understanding of NFS, and NetApp hardware and CVO (Netapp's Cloud Volume Offering)
  • Creating volumes, assigning to servers and remote replication.


Success is what you make it. At SAP, we help you make it your own. A career at SAP can open many doors for you. If you're searching for a company that's dedicated to your ideas and individual growth, recognizes you for your unique contributions, fills you with a strong sense of purpose, and provides a fun, flexible and inclusive work environment - apply now.


To harness the power of innovation, SAP invests in the development of its diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to the company.

SAP is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team (Americas: or, APJ:, EMEA:

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Additional Locations:

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: System Administrator, Linux, ERP, SAP, Cloud, Technology

Keywords: SAP, Palo Alto , Senior Linux Systems Administrator, Other , Palo Alto, California

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