Sr. Systems Administrator - Global Infrastructure Operations

Sacramento, CA 95814
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Posted: May 13, 2021

Role Number:200242314

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experien...Summary


Posted: May 13, 2021

Role Number:200242314

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences. When you bring passion and dedication to your job, there is no telling what you can accomplish.

The people here at Apple don't just craft products, they build the kind of wonder that has revolutionized entire industries. From amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts, it's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.

As a member of Apple's Global Infrastructure Operations group, you will be responsible for leading and supporting Apple's Global Compute Infrastructure operations team, maximizing uptime for services such as Music, TV,, iCloud, Maps, News, FaceTime,Content,ERP, Siri and more.

This role will directly lead a 24/7 operations team of system analysts and administrators supporting highly critical systems.

Global Infrastructure Operations serves as the central point for monitoring, event management, and coordination/implementation of resolution efforts. We are looking for a highly motivated Systems Engineer who has the skills and experience to support Apple's Global Infrastructure in follow the Sun support model.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years Linux/UNIX systems administration in medium to large environments.(1,000s of hosts) expert knowledge of Red Hat-based Linux
  • 10+ years of system administration in cloud stack or VMware environments
  • UNIX-related software/scripting development in one or more of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, shell scripting is preferable
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Git
  • Knowledge of DB backup/recovery solutions and DB storage systems is a plus
  • Experience with DBMS concepts and DB host/systems administration, in medium to large complex production environments is preferred
  • Experience with Container orchestration and management technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, CRI-O, ContainerD) is desirable
  • Self-starter, motivated to learn in a dynamic environment and comfortable in a team
  • Ability to work with multiple teams in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, able to deliver multiple projects of varying lengths, while meeting quality standards and deadlines
  • In addition to the required technical skills, this position also demand good interpersonal skills and an individual who enjoys the dynamic nature of Apple's environment
  • Ability to maintain composure and customer-service focus in highly stressful situations
  • Experience in leading technical teams and Project Management


You will engage with GIO Leadership, internal customer partners, and international partners to deliver high availability, and highly efficient operations services. This role will be heavily involved in driving key goals in the areas of automation, process improvement/standardization, technical development, monitoring, and operational efficiency. Our organization is growing, and this Lead Engineer will work closely with Leadership to create and execute strategies aimed at mentoring and growing the technical skills of our Systems Analysts/Administrators.

Education & Experience

BS degree and work experience

Additional Requirements

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