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----- Forwarded message from Andy Natusch <andy@grisearch.com> -----

Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:04:02 -0700
From: "Andy Natusch" <andy@grisearch.com>
Subject: Job posting
To: <webmaster@lugod.org>
Reply-To: <andy@grisearch.com>

   Hi Bill,

   Please post the following:


   Andy Natusch



   Title:       Operations Engineer (Linux System Admin.)

   Location: San Mateo, CA

   Salary:    100k plus

   Overview of company:

   The company is a Silicon Valley-based advertising technology company that
   provides an online advertising platform designed to handle multiple data
   sources and create anonymous user segments in real-time. The platform also
   performs dynamic media buying and campaign optimization for the
   advertising industry. They operate in both the US and Europe. Essentially
   they use data such as Web search terms, page views, page and ad clicks,
   time spent on specific sites, zip code, browser info and connection speed
   to categorize its user's interests then deliver ads based on that

   founder is out of UC Berkeley, CTO is from MIT, and CEO is a Princeton
   grad.  They are also a member of the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau),
   an advertising business organization that develops industry standards,
   conducts research, and provides legal support for the online advertising

   The company is funded by venture capital firms Trinity Ventures, Sierra
   Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. Industry partners include Coremetrics ,
   PubMatic and AdXpose.

   ROLE: Operations Engineer

   Responsibilities to include:

   Architects Linux based solutions to business needs and requirements.
   Designs the environment, hardware specifications, and software layers to
   provide for a reliable, scalable, secure and highly available Linux
   Systems Environment.

   Ability to find gaps in the Linux Environment and to offer a solution. To
   implement this solution with scripts (Perl, bash, etc).  Write scripts for
   task automation, resource monitoring and performance monitoring.

   Works closely with teams of developers and Engineers to make appropriate
   infrastructure recommendations based on applications needs.

   Develops and maintains documentation related to the design, installation,
   administration, and maintenance of multiple Linux systems in a distributed
   computing environment.

   Manages system performance, makes recommendations to improve and implement
   system wide changes to enhance overall system proficiency.

   Responsible for designing and maintaining a reliable, scalable, secure and
   high availability Linux systems environment.

   Support offsite disaster recovery efforts by participating in routine
   disaster recovery tests.

   Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create
   preventative measures and present to management.

   Ensure stability, viability and maintenance of the 24/7 mission-critical
   production environment.

   Work with project managers and technical staff in defining and documenting
   technical project requirements

   Ensure systems adhere to IT security policies

   Designs and maintains a repeatable, documented patch deployment
   methodology for administrators to implement.

   Work closely with offshore team to deploy standard builds on schedule.

   Results Expected:

   Provide Support on an as needed basis (24 by 7).

   Continue to provide and grow role as a LINUX subject matter expert and

   Work with minimal direction and be knowledge seeking.

   Ability to troubleshoot communications protocols [TCP/IP, Telnet,
   Ethernet, HTTP, DHCP].

   Design and document Linux disaster recovery procedures and practices

   Participate in and analyze data for capacity and performance initiatives

   Design, document and execute systems tests to complement the technical
   testing process

   Implement Linux security controls

   Ability to mentor and supervise junior resources in the absence of an
   immediate manager.

   Drive the implementation of Linux administration best practices.

   Function as part of a multi disciplined team responsible for optimizing
   the systems environment. 

   Experience with ITIL

   Experience Required/Technical Skills:

   In-depth knowledge of the Linux OS (Redhat EL 4.x, 5.x).

   Deep knowledge of system internals (scheduling, memory management, tcp/ip
   stack, etc.)

   In-depth knowledge of LDAP, dns, ntp, nfs, dhcp, Kerberos.

   Good knowledge of Networking technologies (from systems perspective),
   Ethernet, TCP/IP, multicast, etc.

   In-depth knowledge of Kickstart procedures.

   Red Hat Cluster Suite

   Create/maintain kickstart environment for dynamic/reproducible system

   Create/maintain source RPM's

   Scripting Skills: Bash.  Perl and Python knowledge a plus.

   Web development and db skills a plus.

   BA/BS in computer science or Minimum of 5 years of real experience.

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