Senior Systems Engineer

Location US-Agoura Hills
Job ID
Professional Services - Systems Engineering
Pos. Type
Full Time

Company Overview

At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them. We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.

Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.

The Nuance Global IT team is focused on supporting the company and employees with technical solutions and expertise that help the business run more efficiently, ensure security and data privacy, and support new IT infrastructure initiatives that drive innovation. Our team is composed of problem solvers with constant curiosity and different perspectives who love to collaborate to transform and rethink IT.

Job Summary

Summary: We are looking to hire a Sr. Systems Engineer to build, maintain and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. The candidate will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering critical infrastructure updates and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.



  • Monitor and maintain linux servers in Prod and R&D environments
  • Proactively ensure the highest level of infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application for potential bottlenecks, identify solutions and implement fixes
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to improve efficiency and lower human intervention
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure


Number of Years of Work Experience: 5+ years of UNIX/LINUX administration experience


Required Skills:

  • Experience in maintaining Linux Servers
  • Experience with Virtualization (KVM, VMWare or any other)
  • Automate operations using advanced system installation methods and tools (Puppet, Chef)
  • Rack mount 50lb servers in racks with minimal assistance
  • Enthusiasm to learn and improve the infrastructure

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in cloud operations 
  • Certification in any LINUX environment
  • Hands on with DELL and SuperMicro h/w
  • Working knowledge with monitoring tools like Nagios, Zabbix, Cacti and Graphite
  • Java Application server administration
  • Hadoop and Big Data exposure is a plus

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent working experience in a technical field

Additional Information

Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.


Nuance Communication Inc.  is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5000 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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