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Senior Staff Engineer- Data Center Hardware (REMOTE)

Company: Geico
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Staff Engineer- Data Center Hardware (REMOTE) page is loaded Senior Staff Engineer- Data Center Hardware (REMOTE) Apply remote type Remote locations Chevy Chase, MD San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA Austin, TX Atlanta, GA time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago job requisition id R0049453 Position Description As an integral part of our hardware engineering division, you will lead efforts in the holistic selection, development, integration, and maintenance of server hardware, concentrating on the nuances of CPU and chipset performances, system integration, and firmware nuances. Your collaboration with cross-functional teams will drive hardware reliability, efficiency, and foresight in our data centers, laying foundations for the future of our server infrastructure. Position Responsibilities As a Senior Staff Engineer , you will:

  • Spearhead the architectural design and enhancement of server hardware, emphasizing CPU, chipset, and overall system integration and interoperability for large-scale data center operations
  • Navigate the complexities of hardware solutions with ODM partners, focusing on customization that integrates seamlessly with existing systems and future technologies
  • Drive innovation in firmware management strategies, ensuring system stability, performance optimization, and security across all server platforms
  • Oversee comprehensive BMC protocols, including development, deployment, and maintenance, ensuring remote management capabilities are reliable, secure, and efficient
  • Mastermind the utilization of Metal as a Service ( MaaS ), elevating server provisioning automation and operational efficiencies
  • Supervise server fleet health and performance, focusing on strategic upgrades, proactive maintenance, and quick response to hardware, firmware, and integration anomalies
  • Devise and implement automation scripts and tools for a wide range of hardware management tasks using languages and software like Terraform, Ansible, Python, Linux, and Bash
  • Collaborate intensively with network engineering to optimize data center functionality, considering the impact of hardware integration and firmware compatibility
  • Steer hardware lifecycle strategies, assessing ongoing performance, cost-effectiveness, and longevity from procurement to decommissioning
  • Contribute expert-level guidance and active involvement in open-source hardware initiatives and communities, particularly those focusing on integration, BMC, and firmware aspects
  • Play a vital role in the architectural strategy and support system for cloud services, balancing hardware capabilities with cloud performance, reliability, and cost implications
  • Keep a finger on the pulse of industry innovations, especially concerning CPU, chipset, firmware, and BMC developments, ready to lead adaptation and advancement within our infrastructure Qualifications
    • Solid expertise in server hardware architecture, particularly focusing on CPU, chipset, integration, and interoperability standards
    • Deep understanding and hands-on experience in firmware management strategies and tools, ensuring system reliability and security
    • Demonstrated experience with BMC, crafting solutions for enhanced remote management of server hardware
    • Extensive background in working with open hardware standards and communities, with a contribution history to relevant projects
    • Mastery of MaaS and proven success in elevating server fleet management and automation practices
    • Proficiency in scripting and automation, with adept use of Terraform, Ansible, Python, Linux, and Bash in a hardware management context
    • Insight into the interplay between hardware and network architectures within large-scale data center environments
    • Exceptional problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and meticulous attention to integration details
    • Proven collaborative spirit, thriving in fast-paced, interdisciplinary settings, and managing multiple high-stake projects efficiently
    • Industry certifications that endorse expertise in hardware engineering, firmware management, or data center operations are highly beneficial Required Experience
      • 10+ years in server hardware engineering, with significant emphasis on CPU, chipset, integration, firmware, and BMC aspects
      • 6+ years of c omprehensive experience in the orchestration of large-scale data centers, particularly relating to hardware's role in overall system performance and security
      • Track record of leading innovative hardware projects from conceptualization to implementation, with measurable success in performance enhancement and operational efficiency
      • 6+ years collaborating with OEMs and ODMs in hardware design, selection, tuning and optimization
      • 5+ years of e xperience working with security protocols and products: Understanding of Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth -
        • 5+ years of experience in implementing and maintaining large scale, high-availability infrastructure systems
        • 5+ years of p roven experience in designing, deploying, and managing large data centers, large scale server deployments
        • 3 + years of hands-on experience in systems/server management working with technologies like Redfish, BMC, and IPMI standards
        • 4+ years of experience integrating and configuring cloud storage solutions such as direct attached storage, Storage Area Network (SAN), JBOD/JBOD
        • 4 + years of experience in a collaborative development environment, utilizing modern software development methodologies
        • 4+ years scripting/ coding experience in one of the following languages: C/C++ development, Bash, Python or GO - Desired Experience
          • 10 + years of professional software development experience
          • 8+ years of experience with systems architecture and design
          • 6+ years of experience in open-source frameworks
          • 4+ years of experience working with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service -
          • 3 + years of technical leadership experience Education
            • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science , Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience #LI-RP2 Annual Salary$110,000.00 - $261,500.00The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate's work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.GEICO will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.Benefits:As an Associate, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program * to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:
              • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
              • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
              • 401(k) Plan
              • Tuition Reimbursement
              • Paid Training and Licensures*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants. Similar Jobs (5) Senior Staff Engineer - Network and Server Hardware SRE remote type Remote locations 21 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago Senior Staff Engineer - OpenStack (REMOTE) remote type Remote locations 9 Locations time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago Senior Staff Engineer - Hardware Engineering (Network Automation) remote type Remote locations Chevy Chase, MD time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.
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