[SATLUG] High Paying Linux(RHEL)/Solaris/BSD Sendmail System Engineer Position in Silicon Valley

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Wed May 19 23:17:15 CDT 2010

A recruiter contacted me for a Silicon Valley Linux/UNIX Senior Engineer 
position at a "well known Internet company" for very good pay (even for SV).  
It's a temp to hire position, but sounds like it's worth it for anyone who 
doesn't mind living in Southern CA and risking a temp-to hire position. I can 
not disclose the hiring company on list.

Below are the requirements. If interested, contact me with a PDF resume for 
more info (serious, qualified inquiries only please):
Sendmail (strong - here are the Sendmail questions they're asking in the 
1. Describe your largest sendmail deployment including how
 redundancy, load balancing, and DoS mitigation was implemented.
 2. Describe any milters that you have worked with or written.
 3. Describe any custom sendmail binaries that you have created
 and include details about what was custom.

Here's the job description:  

Senior Unix Systems Engineer

Strong SendMail Experience
RedHat and Solaris

This position has been split into two positions - Perl and Sympa experience 
are no longer required!

This position requires an individual who is well versed in UNIX/LINUX. The 
ideal candidate must enjoy working in a dynamic setting, with a unique 
ability to effectively juggle multiple high priority challenges. The Senior 
Unix Systems Engineer is responsible for the creation and maintenance of UNIX 
servers and desktops that support all the Business efforts of the Company. 
This position will also be responsible for interfacing with various levels of 
the business; he/she will be required to assist other team members with 
projects as necessary. 

Engineering & Administration

* Develop and present proposals and technical solutions to management
* Technically oversees and administers UNIX/LINUX Systems environment and 
interoperability with Windows
* Monitors multiple operating systems [UNIX/ Linux]
* Monitors UNIX based Incident(s) and problem queues daily
* Responsible for resolving complex challenges in a timely manner
* Support all development efforts by various development groups
* Develop and produce daily, weekly, monthly and annual system reporting for 
all UNIX servers


* Ability to solve highly complex problems spanning multiple technologies and 
* Require in-depth knowledge of high availability technologies
* Capacity to learn and gain a high level understanding of multiple 
* Out of hours and weekend working will be necessary 
* UNIX Scripting (Shell Scripting and PERL Programming Skills)

Business Partnership
Create business solutions/partnership by working with internal and external 
staff to ensure company success


- Expertise with Solaris, RHEL, FreeBSD System Administration (7-10 yrs)
- Expertise with SendMail (MUST HAVE)
- Expertise with SUN/Oracle hardware architecture, troubleshooting and 
- Sympa experience
- Solid understanding of RAID and fiber channel storage
- UNIX/LINUX Security Experience is a MUST
- Preferred * Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Skills
- Preferred * UNIX Performance Tuning

Certifications: Solaris, Red Hat UNIX/LINUX, etc. not necessary but a plus. 

Heh.. and NO.. this is not Rackspace.. ;)


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