Job Summary

Systems Administrator

  • Location:
    Mountain View , California
  • Category:
    System Administrator
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Modis Engineering is currently recruiting for a System Administrator job located in Mountain View, CA for a 1-2 year contract.

The system administrators will help analyze daily field issues and provide software support to field technicians. They play a very important role in our mapping operation as their ability to accurately identify, troubleshoot and report software problems is key to determine potential engineering improvements.

The Role:
This role is to support the in-car mapping technology of the Street View fleet of vehicles in several countries. You will need to have the ability to analyze problems and return quick
solutions to challenging issues. System admins will spend most of the time troubleshooting issues with our equipment connectivity by going through logs and testing our camera systems’ connections. In addition, they help improve current scripts or develop new ones to make troubleshooting easier or more robust.

● Analyze daily failures and proactively partake in corrective action and engineering change strategies.
● Ensure software compatibility to newer/upgraded hardware devices and for International configurations
● Diagnose and resolve systems issues over telephone and by remotely logging into them.
● Change parameters for internationalization of our systems, based on country and language.
● Support the iterative improvement of software reliability and uptime.
● Create tools via shell script to make processes more efficient
● Test and partake in the debugging of new software releases prior to their deployment to our global fleet.

Basic Requirements: .
● Extended knowledge of Linux as a system administrator is required, e.g. shell scripting.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
● Team Player. Ability to successfully work independently as well as in teams.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required.
● Basic office skills required: email, docs, spreadsheets.
● Energetic and keen to analyze and improve reliability and usability.

Preferred Qualifications:
● BS in Engineering or other technical degree.
● Knowledge of Python and/or C/C++ programming skills is preferred, but not required.
● Understanding of LAN/WAN environments, TCP/IP, LDAP, NFS, DNS, DHCP, MTAs, Active Directory, etc is a plus

If you are interested, then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities, available, please go to If you have questions about the position, please contact Jharna Kachru at 408-328-0778 or

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