Linux System Engineer/Administrator

at Ford Motor Company in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

Enterprise Technology plays a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

Although this is a fully remote position with the ability to support the hours of the Dearborn, MI office .

Ford Motor Company’s High Performance Computing environment provides Ford’s global user base with capabilities to run complex, resource-intensive computational tasks, including CAE analysis, ADAS simulations, graphics rendering, machine learning model training, and analytics. Ford Motor Company is seeking an experienced Linux systems engineer to join their High Performance Computing team. The selected candidate will be a member of the team responsible for the management of the majority of the applications that run in the environment. This includes developing solutions that enable our internal customers to be successful and working with the team to ensure the environment runs optimally.


+ Participate in the design and implementation of HPC based workflows and solutions

+ Install, integrate, and optimize the applications that run in the environment

+ Develop and support automations and scripts (Ansible, Python, Bash)

+ Assist development teams and internal customers with environment related questions and issues

+ Monitor and troubleshoot application and system failures (occasional on-call)

+ Collaborate with business customers to collect solution requirements


+ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

+ Strong knowledge of the Linux operating system

+ Significant experience with Linux system administration

+ Strong understanding of server hardware and networking (e.g. CPU architecture)

+ Ability to write scripts and automations in languages such as Python and Bash.

+ Strong understanding of batch scheduling concepts

+ Comfortable with containerization (Docker, Buildah, Podman)

+ Understanding of distributed computing and message passing (MPI) concepts

+ Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

+ Good communication and collaboration skills

+ Attention to detail and ability to work independently

Desired Skills:

+ Experience maintaining CAE applications in HPC environments

+ Familiarity with Cloud concepts and bursting solutions

+ Experience with large scale storage systems (Lustre, GPFS, etc.) and InfiniBand networking

+ Experience with batch scheduler management (scheduling policies, resource management)

+ Familiarity with authentication and access control systems (ADFS, LDAP, Kerberos)

+ Experience writing Ansible automation

+ Ability to use Git

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we’ve outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

+ Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage

+ Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up childcare and more

+ Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases

+ Tuition assistance

+ Established and active employee resource groups

+ Paid time off for individual and team community service

+ A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day

+ Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

This position is a range of salary grades 7-8 .

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.


Requisition ID : 29263

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Job Posting: JC260309375

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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