Linux System Engineer (E)


Ann Arbor, MI

Base Pay Range: $79,000.00 - $134,300.00Primary Location: USA-MI-Ann Arbor-KLAKLA’s total rewards package for employees may also include participation in performance incentive programs and eligibility for additional benefits identified below. Interns are eligible for some of the benefits identified below. Our pay ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed above reflects the minimum and maximum pay for this position in the primary location identified in this posting. Actual pay depends on several factors, including location, job-related skills, experience, and relevant education level or training. If applicable, your recruiter can share more about the specific pay range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Company Overview

KLA is a global leader in diversified electronics for the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Virtually every electronic device in the world is produced using our technologies. No laptop, smartphone, wearable device, voice-controlled gadget, flexible screen, VR device or smart car would have made it into your hands without us. KLA invents systems and solutions for the manufacturing of wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. The innovative ideas and devices that are advancing humanity all begin with inspiration, research and development. KLA focuses more than average on innovation and we invest 15% of sales back into R&D. Our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers work together with the world’s leading technology providers to accelerate the delivery of tomorrow’s electronic devices. Life here is exciting and our teams thrive on tackling really hard problems. There is never a dull moment with us.

Job Description/Preferred Qualifications

Linux system Engineers are core to KLA’s technology, while we do not currently have an opening, we are always building our Linux system Engineering talent community, we are interested in learning about your background.

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Responsibilities for this exciting role will include:

  • Support of high-performance compute clusters
  • Working knowledge on HPC systems, including CPU/GPU architecture, scalable/robust storage, high-bandwidth inter-connects, and a knowledge of cloud based computing architectures
  • Generate HW BOMs for the HPC Clusters, provide vendor management and oversee HW release activities.
  • Utilize Linux OS to configure appropriate operating systems for the HPC system
  • Understand and assemble the project specifications and performance requirements at the subsystem and system levels. Adhere and drive to project timelines to insure program achievements complete on time.
  • Support design and release of new products to manufacturing and ultimately the customer, providing quality golden images, procedures, scripts and documentation to the manufacturing team and customer support team.


Looking for individuals who are inquisitive, thrives on challenge, enjoy problem solving and have excellent written & verbal skills.

Required Qualifications:

  • Validated in-depth and flavor agnostic knowledge of Linux systems (SuSE, RedHat, Rocky, Ubuntu)
  • Experience with maintaining and interacting with robust storage
  • Working HPC HW knowledge especially in the server, GPU, networking, Storage, BIOS & BMC arenas.
  • Experience in System-D, Net boot/PXE, Linux HA.
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals and knowledge of protocols, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP.
  • Ability to code and develop Shell and Python scripts.
  • Experience with one or more of the listed Configuration Mgmt utilities. (Salt, Chef, Puppet etc) .

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a strong DevOps focus: Knowledge of setting up a continuous development pipeline (Jenkins), Repository software (Git-based), Singularity & Docker Containers.
  • Kubernetes, Prothmesis & Grafana experience
  • Knowledge of Apache/Nginx, Setting up proxy/reverse proxy, application server routing, load balancing (HA Proxy)
  • BS or MS degree + 3 to 5 years validated experience
  • Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineer related fields

Skills and Abilities:

  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – Highly motivated teammate with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Organization & Time Management – Able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
  • Adaptability to Change – Able to be flexible and supportive, and able to assimilate change positively and proactively in rapid growth environment.
  • Outstanding teammate with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Level Degree and 0 years work experience; Bachelor's Level Degree with work experience of 2 years.

The company offers a total rewards package that is competitive and comprehensive including but not limited to the following: medical, dental, vision, life, and other voluntary benefits, 401(K) including company matching, employee stock purchase program (ESPP), student debt assistance, tuition reimbursement program, development and career growth opportunities and programs, financial planning benefits, wellness benefits including an employee assistance program (EAP), paid time off and paid company holidays, and family care and bonding leave.

KLA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other status protected by applicable law. We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.