[buug] Linux System Administrator Opportunity

eQuest Solutions/Al Karaptian 805.520.7739 al at eQuestSolutions.com
Tue Aug 5 16:25:06 PDT 2003

Position Description
Do you have experience with the hands-on leading of the build out of a Linux
based Data Center?

If so, please send me your updated resume to al at equestsolutions.com
tions.com> , as a word document attachment, and explain, in detail, all of
your hands-on experience building out 100+ Linux server Data Centers
including the number of Linux servers, design of architectures, kernel
customization, all/any hands-on network engineering (including routers,
switches, loadbalancing, firewalls and security) responsibilities, etc. that
meet the requirements below.  I will then call you to tell you all about the
company, the position and team.  Please note that all of your relevant
experience must be detailed in the body of your resume to be considered by
the hiring Director.

If you are not interested, I was hoping you could help me out and refer me
to a Sr Linux Administrator with Data Center build out experience that you
have worked with or know of that would be interested in the following
position in San Francisco, CA.

I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide me and would be happy to
provide you with a referral fee for any resulting placements.

Location: San Francisco, CA
Rate: open; Contract to Hire

This software company is the industry leader in its niche and is looking for
a Sr. Linux Administrator.  This company serves many of the largest service
providers, including AT&T WorldNet, EarthLink, MSN, Verizon Online, Lucent
Technologies, eBay, Terra Lycos as well as a number of Global 2000
corporations.  This company has been profitable for the last 3 quarters, has
$10 million in cash and currently employs more than 110 people.

The Sr Linux Administrator will be responsible for the complete build out of
a brand new data center and architecture from scratch.  The Linux
Administrator will be a hands-on lead of the designing, architecting and
deploying approximately 90-100 Intel boxes running Linux in a High
Availability environment (currently pushing 80 mbps bandwidth), including
evolving and managing production Linux builds and kernels.  As a project
lead, you will also be responsible for network (consisting of Foundry/Cisco
routers, switches, firewalls), telecomm, storage, console, power, monitoring
and security systems.  You will also be responsible for the documentation of
the policies, procedures and metrics. Company is also running Apache, ATG,
Veritas HA/Netbackup, & Intrusion detection and is performing scalability
testing with a wide variety of SMTP servers (Sendmail, qmail, postfix,

The company offers full benefits (PPO & HMO) including dental and vision,
401K, and Purchase Plans, paid vacation and sick days, Short and Long Term
Disability, Life Insurance, an additional $120/mth to reduce transportation
costs, casual dress and flexible work hours that all start upon employment.

MUST have previous experiences leading at least one hands-on build out of a
large (75+ Servers) Linux based, 24X7, High Availability Data Center.
Must have 5+ years experience administering Linux servers in a large (75+
server) environments, including kernel customization, preferably on RedHat.
Must have the ability to write customized Unix Shell Scripts and preferably
Perl Scripts to automate System Administration tasks and monitor and analyze
Linux Systems.
Must have general networking skills, including:
            Hands-on experience with Cisco routers and switches down to the
IOS level.
            Experience with Cisco Pix Firewalls and security systems.
            Experience with network monitoring systems (ProActive a plus),
sniffers and SNMP
            Load Balancers; Foundry is a plus.
Experience maintaining Linux servers for standard internet services such as
DNS, NFS, DHCP, Samba, LPR printing, mail, web, and FTP service.
Experience installing/configuring DNS/BIND.
Must be comfortable having sole responsibility for leading the complete
build-out of this Data Center, which will require the candidate to have a
strong capacity for project planning and proposals, designing,
documentation, leading and managing other staff and reporting.

Company is unable to sponsor or perform Corp-to-Corp contracts with H1 Visa
Company is unable to provide relocation assistance.

Thank You,

Al Karaptian
eQuest Solutions
Phone:  805.520.7739
mailto:al at eQuestSolutions.com <mailto:al at eQuestSolutions.com>

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