[SATLUG] Job Opening in Nashville

Thomas Cameron thomas.cameron at camerontech.com
Thu Mar 11 14:01:12 CST 2010

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

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.

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
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

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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