Sr. Systems Engineer, Server Hardware
San Jose
hace 20 horas

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and creativity, where you can be on 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 work environment, join eBay a company you can be proud to be with.

If you are up to the challenges of building new and groundbreaking large scale on-prem hardware platform infrastructure used by millions of users around the globe every day and drive critical, meaningful & impactful changes to one of world's largest internet properties, then join us - eBay Hardware Platform Infrastructure team.

Key responsibilities

  • Define, develop and validate integrated hyperscale rack products with multiple ODM vendors, maximizing creative technologies : TOR 100G / 400G switches, latest CPU server / storage platforms, network and power distribution system (PDUs, power shelf, ATS or busbar)
  • Design, review and select rack power distribution components
  • Lead electrical, power, thermal, mechanical engineering qualification. Test server power supplies under standard and corner case conditions for efficiency, reliability and power quality upstream
  • Develop software test scripts, tools, benchmarks, automation script to monitor and to validate hardware reliability, performance target and perform interoperability testing datapath between servers and SONiC network switches with different Linux and ONIE distributions for eBay applications in data centers
  • Automation of scripts and tooling for all firmware & driver upgrades / downgrades on hardware servers and SONiC switches and critical components NIC, optics, cables, HDD, SSD
  • Collaborating with various multi-functional hardware, software and network teams to develop hardware validation tools (system network monitoring, data path traffics, server activities, ) and automation processes in defined network topologies
  • Own the debug and root causes of issues encountered in large scale platform deployment and coordinate with vendors to drive successful resolution, including but not limiting to analysis of crash dumps, dmesg, mce & SEL logs
  • Write test plans, technical specifications and manufacturing test coverage / processes
  • Job Requirements

  • 12+ years work experience, with BS / BA in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering a must, M.S. degree a plus.
  • Solid understanding of computer architecture and workload bottle necks : CPU, Memory, Storage, Network, FPGA accelerators, RDMA, NVMe-oF, Persistent memory
  • Solid proven record in hardware development and sustaining hardware OEM, ODM or JDM products at large scale.
  • Prior system performance modeling is desired
  • Proven oral & written communications, including running triage meetings.
  • Teamwork, quick learner, able to adapt to changes, open to suggestions
  • 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.
  • Scripting in Bash, Python or similar scripting languages.
  • Direct hand-on experience on system thermal / power validation; shock & vibration, RVI test methodology and system power characterization
  • Direct experiences working with data center server racks, PDUs, power shelves and thermal in general.
  • Desirable : Server hardware validation such as four corner tests, shock & vibe tests and thermal validation.

    Desirable : 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.


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