Sr. Systems Engineer, Server Hardware

Location:

San Jose, California
Requisition Number:
R0049046

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Key responsibilities

Key contributor to the specification and qualification of hardware platforms via bench marking of ebay server hardware and ebay applications in the data center.

Configuration & validation of BIOS, BMC and key storage firmware including contributing to the test plan of those at ebay and at our systems vendors.

Automation of scripts and tooling for all firmware & driver upgrades/downgrades on hardware platforms (BIOS / UEFI, BMC / IPMI , NIC, HDD, SSD)

Interoperability testing of Linux distributions on specific platforms.

Analysis of crash dumps, MCE & SEL logs.

Own the debug and root causing of issues encountered in deployment for impactful hardware platform, and coordinate with vendors to drive successful resolution.

Scripting and tooling to aid the provisioning and deployment in ebay data center and cloud environments. Contribute to monitoring systems for hardware performance and health.

Test server power supplies under standard and corner case conditions for efficiency, reliability and power quality upstream.

Specify, review, compare and select power supply options for server and storage hardware.

Design, review and select rack power distribution components and work with MCE to qualify them. Rack power components may include PDU, power shelf, ATS or bus bar.

Validate the operation of power monitoring firmware in both server power supplies and rack power components for compatibility with server BMC and DCMI data collector systems.

Desired skills and experience

At least 10 years of validation experience in computer server platform hardware.

Proven oral & written communications, including running triage meetings.

B.S. degree in Computer Science Engineering / Electrical Engineering a must, M.S. degree a plus.

Knowledge of computer architecture (SMP/MPP)

Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to analyze hardware and firmware designs.

Knowledge of Linux command line and shell scripting.

Knowledge of BMC, IPMI, and SNMP.

Must have exposure to BIOS, BMC, NIC & server networking and Linux at the level of an expert user in most of these areas.

Familiarity with IPMI 2.0, Redfish and other server management protocols.

Scripting in Bash, Python or similar scripting languages.

Device driver subsystems in Linux for storage, NIC and USB devices.

Characterize server power consumption under a variety of workloads and provide those inputs into the TCO models and into rack design.

Candidate needs to work effectively in a development team environment and have good resource management skills to successfully work on multiple projects at one time.

Direct experiences working with data center server racks, PDUs, power shelves and thermal in general.

Bonus: Direct developer experience in one or more of these areas.

Bonus: Exposure to data repositories for storing and analyzing logs.

Bonus: Exposure to provisioning and monitoring servers in a large scale data center.

Bonus: Server hardware validation such as four corner tests, shock & vibe tests and thermal validation.

Bonus: Server and storage performance testing in general and also involved with power characterization and analysis.

Position ideally based in San Jose, CA with minimal travel required.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-MM1

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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Sr. Systems Engineer, Server Hardware

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0049046

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to crafting an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Key responsibilities

Key contributor to the specification and qualification of hardware platforms via bench marking of ebay server hardware and ebay applications in the data center.

Configuration & validation of BIOS, BMC and key storage firmware including contributing to the test plan of those at ebay and at our systems vendors.

Automation of scripts and tooling for all firmware & driver upgrades/downgrades on hardware platforms (BIOS / UEFI, BMC / IPMI , NIC, HDD, SSD)

Interoperability testing of Linux distributions on specific platforms.

Analysis of crash dumps, MCE & SEL logs.

Own the debug and root causing of issues encountered in deployment for impactful hardware platform, and coordinate with vendors to drive successful resolution.

Scripting and tooling to aid the provisioning and deployment in ebay data center and cloud environments. Contribute to monitoring systems for hardware performance and health.

Test server power supplies under standard and corner case conditions for efficiency, reliability and power quality upstream.

Specify, review, compare and select power supply options for server and storage hardware.

Design, review and select rack power distribution components and work with MCE to qualify them. Rack power components may include PDU, power shelf, ATS or bus bar.

Validate the operation of power monitoring firmware in both server power supplies and rack power components for compatibility with server BMC and DCMI data collector systems.

Desired skills and experience

At least 10 years of validation experience in computer server platform hardware.

Proven oral & written communications, including running triage meetings.

B.S. degree in Computer Science Engineering / Electrical Engineering a must, M.S. degree a plus.

Knowledge of computer architecture (SMP/MPP)

Demonstrated technical problem-solving skills.

Demonstrated ability to analyze hardware and firmware designs.

Knowledge of Linux command line and shell scripting.

Knowledge of BMC, IPMI, and SNMP.

Must have exposure to BIOS, BMC, NIC & server networking and Linux at the level of an expert user in most of these areas.

Familiarity with IPMI 2.0, Redfish and other server management protocols.

Scripting in Bash, Python or similar scripting languages.

Device driver subsystems in Linux for storage, NIC and USB devices.

Characterize server power consumption under a variety of workloads and provide those inputs into the TCO models and into rack design.

Candidate needs to work effectively in a development team environment and have good resource management skills to successfully work on multiple projects at one time.

Direct experiences working with data center server racks, PDUs, power shelves and thermal in general.

Bonus: Direct developer experience in one or more of these areas.

Bonus: Exposure to data repositories for storing and analyzing logs.

Bonus: Exposure to provisioning and monitoring servers in a large scale data center.

Bonus: Server hardware validation such as four corner tests, shock & vibe tests and thermal validation.

Bonus: Server and storage performance testing in general and also involved with power characterization and analysis.

Position ideally based in San Jose, CA with minimal travel required.

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Here at eBay, we love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about eBay’s Diversity & Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/company/diversity-inclusion/

#LI-MM1

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com.  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

For more information see:  EEO is the Law Poster and EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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