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Software-Design and Development

Senior Linux Systems Administrator, SAP Ariba

What we offer

Our company culture is focused on helping our employees enable innovation by building breakthroughs together. How? We focus every day on building the foundation for tomorrow and creating a workplace that embraces differences, values flexibility, and is aligned to our purpose-driven and future-focused work. We offer a highly collaborative, caring team environment with a strong focus on learning and development, recognition for your individual contributions, and a variety of benefit options for you to choose from. Apply now!



We are seeking a Sr. Linux Systems administrator with 5-7 years professional experience in an exciting, fast-paced production environment. As part of the Ariba Cloud Operations team, you will help support 24X7 externally facing customer used networks.


  • Installs and maintains critical systems running red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse Linux employing enterprise cluster applications in a 24x7 datacenter environment.
  • Experience provisioning and managing compute instances in GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Installs, configures and maintains system applications including DNS, Sendmail, Bind, SSH, TCP/IP and NFS
  • Experience maintaining enterprise class storage systems, network filers and public cloud storage offerings
  • Carefully follows and employs change control procedures leveraging industry standard change management tooling
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, SALT, Ansible)
  • Experience with patch management tooling (Satellite, Tanium) and Linux patching processes
  • Develops and maintains Perl and Shell scripts to enhance deployment and monitoring framework
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive documentation for multiple environments
  • Provides recommendations on system and process changes as needed
  • Experience supporting 24x7 customer facing systems at scale
  • SAAS environment experience required

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years professional experience administering one or more enterprise level Linux operating environment.
  • 7+ years professional experience administering network utilities such as Sendmail, Bind, SSH
  • Good working knowledge of enterprise mass storage systems
  • Exemplary scripting abilities.  Perl, bash, etc.
  • Knowledge of Storage array networks, SAN switch management and configuration
  • Experience with system administration automation and scripting


Good to have:

  • Understanding of Veritas VXFS, VXVM and PaceMaker Cluster.
  • Understanding of NFS, and NetApp hardware and CVO (Netapp’s Cloud Volume Offering) 
  • Creating volumes, assigning to servers and remote replication.




We are SAP

SAP innovations help more than 400,000 customers worldwide work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively. Originally known for leadership in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, SAP has evolved to become a market leader in end-to-end business application software and related services for database, analytics, intelligent technologies, and experience management. As a cloud company with 200 million users and more than 100,000 employees worldwide, we are purpose-driven and future-focused, with a highly collaborative team ethic and commitment to personal development. Whether connecting global industries, people, or platforms, we help ensure every challenge gets the solution it deserves. At SAP, we build breakthroughs, together.


Our inclusion promise

SAP’s culture of inclusion, focus on health and well-being, and flexible working models help ensure that everyone – regardless of background – feels included and can run at their best. At SAP, we believe we are made stronger by the unique capabilities and qualities that each person brings to our company, and we invest in our employees to inspire confidence and help everyone realize their full potential. We ultimately believe in unleashing all talent and creating a better and more equitable world.


SAP is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to the values of Equal Employment Opportunity and provide accessibility accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with SAP and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to Recruiting Operations Team: Americas: Careers.NorthAmerica@sap.com or Careers.LatinAmerica@sap.com, APJ: Careers.APJ@sap.com, EMEA: Careers@sap.com.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:301662 | Work Area: Software-Design and Development | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time  | Additional Locations: 

Senior Linux Systems Administrator, SAP Ariba

Facility:  301662
Posted Date:  Oct 22, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Palo Alto, CA, US, 94304

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: System Administrator, SAP, Linux, ERP, Cloud, Technology