Systems Administrator, Linux


NASHUA, NH, US, 3062

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor’s 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission—to enhance Murata’s world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi’s product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi’s team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Location Details

The preferred location for this position is Nashua, NH with possible alternatives at one of our national offices including:

  • San Diego, CA
  • Austin, TX
  • Arlington Heights, IL


Job Summary

The Systems Administrator develops and maintains tools, systems and networks in support of an RF circuit design environment.  As an individual contributor, you will be expected to support the management of the Linux environment, maintain a common image in support of a standard Compute environment to support our design teams across the globe.


Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Administration of a geographically separated network with a focus on Linux System Administration
  • Administration of both bare metal, and virtual machines
  • Support on premise LINUX servers and cloud platforms (AWS)
  • Develop/Deploy, maintain, and support of utilities, applications, and scripts on Linux systems
  • Provide written documentation and training materials
  • Work closely with the software vendors to resolve bugs and drive new feature additions
  • Scripting and software development – e.g. Linux/UNIX shell scripting, Perl, SQL, etc.


Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations
  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information
  • Evaluating and Implementing Ideas: Defines requirements and resources needed to implement new ideas; approaches innovation with a practical, task-oriented mindset; converts ideas from general concepts into actionable plans
  • Solving Complex Problems: Breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable components; identifies key factors that influence the viability of different solutions; clarifies information needed to solve problems
  • Testing and Troubleshooting: Consistently performs routine maintenance and inspections to ensure machines, processes, or tools are functioning as expected; thoroughly follows test and maintenance procedures to resolve operating malfunctions


Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Typically requires 3 to 5 years of relevant experience depending on education level and experience
  • Advanced use and experience with Linux/UNIX
  • Understanding of networks and systems as they relate to Linux administration – e.g. DNS, Networking configurations, etc.
  • Experience with unattended OS installation and configuration software – e.g. Kickstart for host imaging
  • Advanced knowledge of change and configuration management systems, issue tracking (e.g. Jira), and revision control systems
  • Familiarity with automation software – e.g. Puppet, Ansible
  • Experience with storage use and configuration (NETAPP preferably)
  • Thorough knowledge of networking principles related to System Administration duties
  • Experience managing cloud environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English language proficiency
  • Self-motivated and a cooperative team member
  • Experience managing AWS cloud environment
  • U.S. Person status required


Due to compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, candidate must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or have asylum or refugee status in the U.S


Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.



USD 98,585.43 - 128,168.16 per year




pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including “protected veterans” under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents:

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