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[vox-jobs] [fwd] Yahoo! Seeking Linux Experts [Sunnyvale]
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----- Forwarded message from Marina Moreno <marinam1@yahoo-inc.com> -----

   Hello ----

   Yahoo! is hiring Production/Service Engineers --- we have lots of
   If interested, please email your resume to: marinam1@yahoo-inc.com

   Position: Production Engineer, Yahoo! Search Technology

   Location: Sunnyvale, CA

   Do you...

   * Have a passion for solving technical problems, from the network to the
   application stack?

   * Want to write applications that provide infrastructure for deploying
   software to, managing, and maintaining many thousands of servers?

   * Envision the ability to work with large scale systems which require
   performing almost no tasks manually?

   * Spend time trying to figure out how something works, not stopping with
   knowing just that it does?

   * Want to make real web applications and back-end systems faster, more
   reliable, more efficient?

   Production Engineers at Yahoo! thrive on the scale and mission-critical
   nature of our complex search systems as well as the challenge that comes
   along with their operation. In this critical role, you'll utilize your
   rare combination of significant UNIX systems experience, network
   knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and coding sensibilities to design,
   deploy, monitor, and automate all operational aspects of Yahoo!'s
   revenue-critical search platforms. The ideal candidate is a technical
   generalist with skills ranging from production systems/network management
   to software development.


   * Function as a technical generalist responsible for the overall health
   and performance of our search platform

   * Use a combination of open source and custom built tools to handle
   deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux

   * Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems.

   * Administer a massive mission-critical production environment, plus a
   large non-production environment.

   * Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and generally
   improve the operability of our systems

   * Responsible for the configuration/build-out of new deployments to
   facilitate our constant growth.

   * Participate in a 12x7 (daylight hours) on-call pager rotation

   Minimum Job Qualifications

   * 4 years of work experience in Unix System administration.

   * Experience working with datacenter technicians while provisioning
   servers and dealing with break fix of hardware.

   * Experience providing tier1 production support for mission critical web

   * Excellent Troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including
   application, server and network-level troubleshooting ability.

   * Knowledge of Internet fundamentals. (e.g. RFCs, DNS architecture, best
   practices, security, etc.)

   * Good written and verbal communication skills

   * Good interpersonal skills and be an avid team player

   * Must be a self-starter and quick learner with a passion for open source

   * Have a passion for production support and possess a constant desire to
   excel and grow in the job.

   Preferred Job Qualifications

   * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or MIS.

   * 2+ years experience with Linux, preferably with RHEL.

   * Experience administering large-scale (1000+ server) production
   installations (ecommerce background a plus)

   * Familiarity with web design and LAMP stack.

   * Experience with network designs, protocols, and troubleshooting.

   * Good scripting experience, Perl is a plus.

   * Exposure to virtualization technologies.

   For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML or PDF
   version of your resume to:


   Marina Moreno
   Technical Recruiter
   Yahoo, Inc.
   (408) 336-0561 - office

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