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[vox-jobs] [fwd] Linux software engineering job [at PenguinComputing, bay area]
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I'm unclear whether this is located in Fremont or SOMA district of SF.
(Their human resources person's email included Penguin Computing's Fremont
address, but at the end of the job posting, it mentions SOMA.)
I've asked, and if I hear back, I'll update the posting I put up over
at http://www.lugod.org/jobs/

In the meantime...

-bill!

----- Forwarded message from Claudia Lindquist -----

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:31:35 -0700
From: "Claudia Lindquist"
Subject: posting a Linux software engineering job

   Thanks for hosting this service!

   Claudia Lindquist
   Director, Human Resources
   Penguin Computing Inc.
   45800 Northport Loop West
   Fremont CA 94538
   415-954-2892

   http://www.penguincomputing.com
    

   JOB POSTING

   Penguin Computing, Inc. - The Leader in Scalable, High-Performance Linux
   Systems

   Penguin Computing is looking for a software developer to play a large role
   in the design and implementation of Penguin's next generation of on-demand
   HPC infrastructure. The candidate should have experience with the
   deployment and management of large Linux installations and be a competent
   software developer in a common language such as Shell, Python, Perl, or
   C.  In addition, we give extra stars for a deep understanding of Linux
   network protocols, various storage configurations, and system
   administration.

   Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

   . Knowledge of key protocols including TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, SMTP,
     SNMP, HTTP and LDAP

   . Experience with network switch configurations involving IOS and
     complex VLANs

   . Familiarity with low latency, high bandwidth network fabrics like
     Infiniband or 10 Gigabit Ethernet

   . Experience with High Performance Computing environments (HPC)
     highly desired

   . Application development background in C++, C#, and Java

   . Knowledge of HPC job schedulers such as TORQUE and SGE, a plus

   . Expert level familiarity with Linux and comfortable using command line

   . Excellent verbal and written communication skills


   Experience:

   . 5+ years hands-on experience in large production Linux environments.

   . 3+ years working as a member of a small production software
     development team.

   . 5+ years Linux server administration experience.


   To Apply:

   Please send your answers to the question in the section below called
   "Application Questions", your resume and your salary expectations to
   jobs@penguincomputing.com. If you have a technical blog or on-line
   examples of your work, please point us there. The answers to the questions
   should take no more then 20 minutes to complete. Feel free to use as much
   or as little detail as you deem reasonable. All applications with answers
   will be considered. Please note we are not in a position to offer visa
   sponsorship at this time.


   Application Questions:

   Q1: You don't want to type your password when you ssh into a machine. What
   can you use to accomplish this? Are there any security concerns with
   your approach?

   Q2: A machine is described as being "really slow". What are the first
   couple of things you would check?

   Q3: Write a one-line command that prints a unique list of users running
   processes on the system.  Can you number them on a per-user basis? Are
   there any exceptions or "gotchas" to your solution?

   Q4: Describe a project you were really excited about.  This could be a
   custom Linux install, a hardware hack... anything you were real excited to
   work on. (limit this answer to 2 paragraphs.)


   About Penguin Computing:

   Penguin Computing has specialized 100% on Linux since 1998. With our
   unmatched dedication to Linux, we concentrate all our resources on
   developing the best practices that deliver the world's best Linux-based
   user experience to our customers. The powerful combination of our Linux
   software, systems, and services dramatically simplifies the deployment and
   management of large pools of servers.

   Penguin Computing is proud to provide Penguin Computing on Demand (or
   POD), a new HPC as a Service offering for its high performance computing
   customers. HPC as a Service users have a virtualized, scalable cluster
   available on demand that operates and has the same performance
   characteristics as a physical HPC cluster located in their data room.

   We are located in the SOMA area of San Francisco, and offer excellent
   benefits including stock options.

----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
-bill!
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