[vox-jobs] [fwd] Red Hat Systems Eng. Position-Mountain View,Ca

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Thu Sep 8 17:27:04 PDT 2011

----- Forwarded message from Steven Sobel <steve at quantumts.com> -----

Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:13:21 -0700
From: "Steven Sobel" <steve at quantumts.com>
Subject: Red Hat Systems Eng. Position-Mountain View,Ca
To: <webmaster at lugod.org>

   Job Description

   We are looking for highly skilled, self-motivated, exceptional individuals
   to help us scale our organization and our infrastructure in support of a
   rapidly growing business. This position will be part of our Infrastructure
   Systems team, focused specifically on improving Operations teams'
   efficiency by developing or identifying and deploying tools to improve the
   manageability and support ability of the production, staging, reporting,
   and corporate environments. The individual hired will be expected to
   effectively balance build vs. buy to continually and rapidly ease the
   administrative burdens of the infrastructure.

   Experience and Skills:

     o 5+ years in a Unix environment (Linux preferred), with 3+ years
       working in a distributed (co-location) environment.
     o 3+ years' experience deploying and supporting servers in a 24/7
       production environment.
     o Deep understanding of kernel internals, performance tuning,
       troubleshooting, and scripting (Perl, Python, Shell).
     o Experience running Virtualized services.
     o General knowledge of SAN or NAS technologies (NetApp, EMC)
     o Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills and the ability to
       communicate and interact with all team members.
     o Experience running Red Hat 5 required, Red Hat 6 preferred


     o Installation and configuration of Linux servers in production, and
       staging environments.
     o Work with vendor's customer support to resolve issues
     o Work on building and scaling the Linux distributed infrastructure at
       LinkedIn, help building tools for automating various system
       administration tasks including server and OS provisioning .
     o Support large-scale, rapidly growing Linux environment.
     o Performance tuning for both pre-prod and prod environments.
     o Evaluate new technologies and hardware platforms, integrate them into
       our production environment.
     o Optimize hardware use for various LinkedIn applications, including
       in-house IO intensive applications and distributed databases requiring
       custom performance tuning.,
     o Provide documentation of issues and supported systems.
     o 24/7 emergency support - will carry a pager on a rotating basis.

   Personal Characteristics:

     o Indomitable work ethic: Candidate can reject setbacks and
       enthusiastically persists until ambitious goals are achieved. The
       successful candidate will be resourceful and innovative at tackling
       complex challenges in a timely matter.
     o Flexible and adaptable: Candidate should be able to switch gears in
       various high-stress situations and apply themselves to quickly
       learning new technologies and adopting new methodologies.
     o Attention to detail: Candidate must live by the mantra of the devil is
       in the details and will take great pride in getting it right.
     o Accountability: Candidate should be a results-oriented team player who
       leads by example, holds self accountable for performance, takes
       absolute ownership, and champions all aspects of customer and product
     o Problem solver: Candidate should be a strong, analytical problem
       solver with a common sense and practical solutions orientation.

   Contact: Steven Sobel 818 591 9366
   steve at quantumts.com

   Kind Regards,

   Steven Sobel l Managing Director
   Quantum Technical Solutions, Inc.
   (O) 818 591 9366 l  (C ) 818 917 7838

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