[SATLUG] System Analyst Position with Texas Secretary of State

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Feb 14 16:34:04 CST 2013

On Feb 14, 2013, at 1:01 PM, John Hebert <johnalexhebert at gmail.com> wrote:

> Attached is a detailed job description. Please let me know at your earliest
> convenience if you're interested.

I don't know if this is the same job I have been contacted about, but the detailed description I was given is:

Solicitation Number: 30713201301

The Department of Information Resources (DIR) requires the services of
one System Analyst, hereafter referred to as Worker(s), who meets the
general qualifications of ITSAC System Analyst 3 Category, Emerging
Technology Type and the specifications outlined in this document for the
Texas Secretary of State (SOS). 

           All work products resulting from the project shall be
considered "works made for hire" and are the property of the SOS. SOS
may include pre-selection requirements that potential Vendors (and their
Workers) submit to and satisfy criminal background checks as authorized
by the Texas law. SOS will pay no fees for interviews or discussions,
which occur during the process of selecting a Worker(s).

TX Secretary of State (SOS) is seeking and individual to augment the SOS
IT staff resources. 

·         Experience as a UNIX systems administrator
·         Experience administering servers running the Solaris OS 
·         Experience administering web application servers


           Minimum Requirements:
Experience as a UNIX systems administrator
Experience administering servers running the Solaris OS 

Experience administering web application servers

Storage administration: Production experience with EMC Tier 1 storage
(Symmetrix) provisioning, engineering and support. Production experience
using Timefinder Clone, SRDF/S, SRDF/A, SRDF/DM, Replication Manager,
ECC, and SYMCLI. SAN administration experience.(Brocade).

Server Administration : Production experience with Solaris on Sun/Oracle
hardware and RedHat Linux 5/6, VMWare Vsphere 4+ on Intel based
hardware. Experience with Kickstart & Jumpstart OS installations, as
well as Linux patch/package management. Fluent in creating/managing
software repositories. Skills in troubleshooting performance, I/O,
network, and OS issues from the network/web tier/application tier
through the hardware and infrastructure level.

Software Administration: Production experience in administering
WebSphere ND. Ability to troubleshoot performance and functional issues
with WAS and deployed applications. Oracle Fusion Middleware
Identity/Access Management (OIM, OAM, ODSEE, SOA, OHS) installation,
configuration, administration experience.

Other Infrastructure skills: Management/administration of critical web
tier load balancing (any major vendor), and knowledge/experience in
configuration/administration of Apache and Apache-based webservers (IHS,
OHS, plugins). SSL certificate management across all tiers. 

Soft skills: Must be comfortable working on teams, taking a lead role in
aptitude areas and working with other teams to troubleshoot performance
and functional problems and formulate solutions. Must be comfortable
working in complex environments and adept at verbal and written

Services expect to start as soon as possible (approximately 6 months)
and are expected to be completed by August 31, 2013. Total estimated
Worker hours shall not exceed 1040 hours. This service may be amended,
renewed, and/or extended providing both parties agree to do so in

In my case, this contact came from:

Rob Needham
Technical Recruiter
NHRG, Inc.
(512) 535-1954 (w)
(866) 861-9696 (toll-free fax)
rob at nhrg.com
needham.rob (skype)
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rneedham

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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