[SATLUG] Re: Job Opening in Nashville

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Mar 11 14:26:05 CST 2010

Sorry, forgot to mention - the salary is $80-90K.

On 03/11/2010 02:01 PM, Thomas Cameron wrote:
> Contact Jim Goldstein at Jim.Goldstein at rht.com, and please tell him I
> sent you.
> Senior Open Source Systems Engineer
> Summary: Design, install, configure and maintain organization's
> operating systems. Analyze and resolve problems associated with server
> hardware, Open Source UNIX, and applications software. Detect, diagnose,
> and fix Open Source UNIX-related problems on server systems. Perform a
> wide variety of tasks in software/hardware maintenance and operational
> support of Open Source UNIX server systems.  Research and plan
> technology improvements, as well as design disaster recovery plans.
> Apply knowledge, skills, and experience in consulting arrangements with
> external customers.
> Primary Responsibilities
> Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of Open Source UNIX (Redhat
> (CentOS), BSD and Debian) servers including security updates,
> performance monitoring and capacity planning.
> Provide internal and external support for Open Source UNIX-based systems
> and standard applications such as Apache, BIND, Zimbra, Sendmail,
> Postfix, Courier-IMAP and OpenLDAP.
> Manage and maintain the centralized web filtering system used by our
> customers using WCCP, ICAP and knowledge of general website design
> methodology.
> Working knowledge of the OSI Application Model, the TCP/IP stack, and
> basic Internet protocols such as SMTP, DNS, and HTTP to both help design
> solutions and troubleshoot customer and production issues.
> Extensive Open Source UNIX scripting/automation experience in PHP, PERL
> and shell scripts.
> Working knowledge of SQL, basic database management and Open Source UNIX
> database packages ( MySQL, PostgreSQL)
> Provide remote assistance to the Field Engineering Team in support of
> production servers in the field.
> Research and recommend system and business process improvements.
> Research and recommend technology or architecture improvements in a very
> dynamic, multi-vendor network.
> Lead projects, interface with other groups, and apply technology
> expertise to resolve unique problems.
> Candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline- and
> customer-driven environment and accomplish goals with little supervision.
> Support “on-call” duties as required.
> Competencies:                   			
> To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
> following competencies:
> Technical					Behavioral__________
> Customer focus with operational fit *		Achieves Results *
> Planning, Prioritizing and Goal Setting 	**Continuous Learning ***
> Analytical Thinking and processing **		Team Player **
> Communications *				Ownership ***
> Systematic Problem Solving ***		Quality Oriented *
> * Company wide competency
> **Department wide competency
> ***	Job competency
> Qualifications
> To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
> each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
> representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
> Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
> disabilities to perform the essential functions.
> Education and/or Experience:                   			
> This position requires 5 or more years experience supporting Open Source
> UNIX (Linux and BSD) servers and applications in a design and
> architecture capacity. Hands-on experience with these operating systems
> is required. Foundational knowledge of the OSI Application Model, the
> TCP/IP stack, and basic Internet protocols such as SMTP, DNS, and HTTP.
>  Experience with some or all of the following applications are
> preferred: BIND 8/9, Bluecoat SGOS, Apache, Zimbra, Tomcat, Sendmail,
> Postfix, Courier, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Nagios,
> Cricket, Rancid, SNMP, OpenLDAP, PHP, Perl, and shell scripting. Basic
> knowledge of SQL, Cisco IOS and routing preferred. Experience working in
> an ISP environment preferred. Linux Certifications a plus.
> Language Skills:                   			
> Excellent oral and written skills with ability to present technical
> information in an understandable way to clients as well as non-technical
> associates. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
> periodicals, professional journals, or technical procedures.  Ability to
> write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
> Reasoning Ability:                   			
> Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
> valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of
> technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete
> variables.
> Physical Demands:
> While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
> required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required
> to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
> 50 pounds.
> Work Environment:
>  The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
> Work Hours:
> Company hours accommodate our customer’s needs which require coverage on
> a rotating weekly, on-call schedule.  Late night maintenance and
> emergency trouble restoration will be required as necessary.  This is an
> exempt position so the hours of work will be dependent on the work that
> needs to be addressed to accomplish the work ascribed to this position.
>  Up to 10% travel may be required.

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