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Linux/Unix Systems Administrator - EDA/CAD Exp

Job Description:

No relocation, no sponsorship.  Must be local at the time of hire.


We are looking for a self-driven IT support engineer, with a minimum of 5+ years of Linux/Windows/Storage administration experience and 3+ years EDA/CAD engineering/IT support.

Excellent technical knowledge of Linux system administration, Windows, SAN, virtualization technology, Active Directory/NIS/ LDAP, excellent shell/programming skill and past/present EDA/CAD support experience.

This position is system support engineer position, not EDA/CAD design engineer position. 


  • Support semiconductor design engineers and EDA/CAD team to deliver design tools, licenses, storage and compute servers
  • Install and manage EDA license servers, job queuing systems, and engineering simulation tools (Shell scripting, Perl, Python, SunGrid, NC, Cadence, Synopsis, CF Engine, source code repository, Atlassian tools, other EDA/CAD related tools)
  • Support dev, test, QA, and qual engineering systems
  • Disaster Recovery planning, setup and monitoring.
  • System administration support includes performance monitoring/tuning, license server management, storage management (NFS, iSCSI, general management/tuning, etc), design data management servers, DNS/NIS/LDAP, basic networking, and user account management.

As part of the job duties, this position requires:

  • Meetings with internal customers on a regular basis to understand their needs, prioritize the tasks, and ensure that the projects are completed in a timely manner. Timely response to customer issues is required.
  • Driving standards for system administration processes/tools and writing scripts to automate the processes.
  • Justification, procurement, installation, asset management, and support for hardware and software.
  • Participation in weekly team meetings and creating project plans.
  • Ability to provide automations for monitoring, rapid deployments, and assist with quick turnarounds.
  • Documentation and user training.
  • Good communication and presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Available 7x24 during certain product development cycle phases.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • 3+ year experience as EDA/CAD unix system administrator in semiconductor industry
  • Solid programming skills (Perl, shell, Python, etc).
  • Experiences with EDA software (Cadence, Synopsys, license management, job queuing, etc).
  • Candidate should be a team player with good written and verbal communication skills, and able to work with cross-functional teams.
  • May require to travel to other offices from time to time.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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