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Title:  Unix Systems Admin


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  26744


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

The NetApp Automated Labs group builds and delivers virtual and hardware based lab environments to NetApp and NetApp partner field staff for demonstration, education, and support purposes.  The demand for our services is growing.  We are seeking an experienced individual who can help us maintain a variety of virtual and hardware systems. This role requires a broad set of technical skills, with strengths in all of server virtualization, storage administration, networking, operations, and information security.

Example responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the maintenance and operation of the lab infrastructure
  • Deploying new technologies
  • Creation and support of new automated services
  • Implementing and troubleshooting various aspects of the lab infrastructure, including virtualization systems, networks, and storage
  • Contributing to lab architecture requirements
  • Handling user- and instructor-submitted trouble reports
  • Documenting and following operational procedures
  • Exchanging information with other staff working in and using the lab environments

Job Requirements


  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to apply them
  • In-depth knowledge of operational aspects of virtualization technologies
  • Intermediate-level network and performance-related troubleshooting and debugging skills: e.g., packet trace, log analysis, perfstat analysis, script debugging
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of VMware vSphere 5 and later architecture and capabilities
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Good understanding of disk storage subsystems (NetApp FAS and e-Series is required) and their architecture, and storage protocols (e.g., NFS, CIFS, FC SAN, and iSCSI SAN)
  • Ability to script in at least one commonly used language – (PowerShell, Bourne Shell, and PERL are most desirable)
  • Knowledge of NetApp Common Test Libraries and the NetApp Automated Test Environment is a plus


  • Willing and able to travel occasionally, domestic and international (0-10%)
  • Ability to clearly articulate (written and verbal) complex technical topics
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated technical coordination skills


Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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