Systems Administrator II

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Date: Feb 22, 2024

Location: Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13865 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Summary / Role Purpose  

The Systems Administrator - II configures, enhances and supports business infrastructure systems in support of ANSYS business. The role is responsible for providing comprehensive administration, monitoring, and support of the Linux infrastructure. This role will provide Linux expertise to the business while also identifying and implementing automation solutions. This role is able to work independently with moderate supervision and participate as a technology resource in larger projects. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Performs advanced installation and maintenance of Linux infrastructure and client systems 

  • Identifying and implementing configuration management and automation 

  • Performs root-cause analysis and resolves network, hardware and software issues with Linux infrastructure and client systems 

  • Routinely performs upgrades to the existing Linux infrastructure systems  

  • Monitor hardware and software in support of the business 

  • Works with the business unit teams to support & improve systems 

  • Collaborates with other IT functions on complex business requirements, including design and integration points 

  • Provide documentation on solutions 


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience 

  • Associate degree 

  • Minimum of 3 years of Linux system administration 

  • Detailed understanding of operating system concepts  

  • Ability to identify and remedy hardware and software failures  

  • Experience installing and configuring workstations 

  • User support experience, including remote support  

  • Demonstrated ability working and leading collaborative teams 

  • Must be able to work onsite in Canonsburg, PA CDC Office  


Preferred Qualifications and Skills 

  • Core competencies for this position also include effective time management, problem solving and time management, customer focus, a drive for results, the ability to communicate effectively, teamwork and organization skills 

  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible 

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash and Python 

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana 


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.





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