[Jobposts] Sysadmin needed

Christopher McCrory chrismcc at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 13:02:55 EST 2005

Category: Employment Opportunity           January, 2005

                   Sysadmin needed

Status of this Memo

        This document specifies the needs and wants for a new mid to
senior level sysadmin position within our organization.  Distribution
of this memo is unlimited, although probably not relevant after the
current month.


        This document specifies specific requirements for employment
candidates.  This document does not obsolete any other documents.

Table of Contents

1. Terminology
2. Location
3. Required skill sets
4. Highly Desired skill sets
5. Optional skill sets
6. Certifications
7. Work Environment
8. Answers

1. Terminology
        The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL
this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

2.  Location
        Los Angeles, West side.

3.  Required skill sets
        These are the base skills required for the position.
        the candidate MUST have strong problem solving and change
management skills
        the candidate MUST have a solid understanding of IP networking
        the candidate MUST grok the RedHat Linux distribution.
        the candidate MUST be able to configure and run the common
server daemons providing DNS, FTP, HTTP(S), IMAP, NFS, POP3, SMTP,

4.  Highly Desired skill sets
        These are skills that the candidate should at least already be
familiar with and have the ability to quickly pick back up.
        the candidate SHOULD be able to use and administer FreeBSD
        the candidate SHOULD be familiar with IOS based Cisco products
        the candidate SHOULD be able to setup OSPF and BGP routing protocols

5.  Optional skill sets
        These are areas that are not required at all, but would
possibly make up for a lack of expertise in one of the other areas.
        the candidate MAY be able to audit perl code
        the candidate MAY be able to audit php code
        the candidate MAY be able to create and run MySQL benchmarks
        the candidate MAY be able to administer EMC storage products
        the candidate MAY be able to administer Sun Grid Engine
        the candidate MAY be able to administer Samba

6. Certifications

7. Work Environment
        Since downtime means lost revenue, the boss has one question,
"does it work _all_ the time?"  This is a very demanding environment
to work in, but it also provides wide latitude.

8. Answers
        Please provide answers to the following questions
        1. What color pager would you like?
        2. vi(m) or emacs?
        3. Favorite shell?
        4. Just how evil is SCOng?
        5. What does the acronym MCSE mean?
        6. What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Christopher McCrory

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