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Sr. System Engineer

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer

Job Req ID: 16457

About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

High-performance product team in Supermicro is seeking talented Sr. System Engineer who can lead the technical collateral development of in-house storage system products. This individual will have the opportunity to define and implement latest data center and storage technologies, and to create proof of concepts and technical feature paper presentations to differentiate Supermicro product through online and at various industry events. This individual will also be the go-to person for product managers and system engineers to be the subject of matter expert in application benchmarks specifically in networking, storage, and virtualization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following essential duties and responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):

• Work with product managers, system engineers and production to manage the product life cycle (from design to EOL phase), and help production to solve any system level issues.

• Define and develop application benchmarks based on enterprise storage requirements and generic server architecture, key examples include Vdbench, FIO, RDMA, flashed based storage (NVDIMM, and NVMe)

• Execute benchmark testing and build proof of concepts based on latest data center technologies and Supermicro server products such as the Supermicro SuperServers

• Apply various component knowledge such as CPU, DRAM, flash-based storage, and motherboard to develop and integrate embedded system products and solutions

• Proactively engage in learning and researching new technologies and products to propose new Proof of Concepts

• Work with sales/FAE and customers to provide storage solution and technical support.


• Bachelor or Master's degree in EE, CE or ME with minimum of 8 years system engineering experiences in storage server products is strongly desirable

• Strong knowledge in enterprise storage architecture and OS concept, and cloud storage architecture knowledge is a plus

• Strong knowledge in storage server architecture (including PCIe, SATA, and SAS protocols) and OS concept, and knowledge in distributed computing a plus

• Knowledge in benchmarks(FIO/IOMeter/vdbench), in-band and OOB (IPMI/BIOS) management.

• Experiences in Windows Server and Linux OS and scripting languages (python, Linux Shell) a plus

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Able to sit for long periods of time.

• Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

• Occasional bending and standing.

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.

• Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

• Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions

• May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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