[Jobposts] Opsware, Inc. Unix Support Engineer Sunnyvale, CA

Eric Thomas EThomas at opsware.com
Thu Jan 25 15:56:13 UTC 2007

The Systems Administrator position offers a great opportunity to learn
cutting edge IT automation software for server and network management,
which reaches across all the computer industry's major platforms.

You will join a team responsible for providing the Sales Engineering and
Training organizations with system and software resources for
demonstrating and training on the value of the Opsware products. The
team currently has end to end ownership of over 20 Opsware
mini-datacenter environments totaling over 300 servers and network

The person who fills this position will primarily be responsible for the
daily operational tasks to keep the field successful. This will include
at least system and network management, configuration and
re-configuration, setup, and software installations on the demo systems,
proof of concept labs, and training systems. Additionally, the person in
this position will have the opportunity to set up and work with tools to
enhance the teams productivity and integrate them with Opsware's

*	Operational support of sales activities during proof of concept
*	Help support the training organization systems and requirements
for training courses.
*	Help manage, grow, and improve Opsware's demo, training, and
proof of concept infrastructure.
*	Ensure that all environments are working properly and quickly
resolve issues as they come up.
*	Conduct end to end system testing, and troubleshoot and resolve
*	Help identify how to best showcase new Opsware features and make
demos more compelling.
*	Monitor systems for problems and proactively resolve them.
*	At least 5 years of system administration and troubleshooting
experience on at least 2 of the following platforms: Linux, Solaris,
Windows 2000/2003, HP-UX, AIX
*	Automation of common tasks with shell scripts, Perl, Python, VB
script or batch files.
*	Common network protocols including HTTP, SSL, NFS, DNS, DHCP
*	Experience with at least one of the following software packaging
methods (RPM, Solaris Packaging, MSI).
*	Working knowledge of network configuration and troubleshooting.
*	Working knowledge of Jumpstart or kickstart.
*	Working knowledge of Windows unattended install and PXE boot a
*	Working knowledge of AIX NIM and/or HP Ignite a plus.
*	Installation and basic administration of Oracle, MySQL, or
Microsoft SQL Server a plus.
*	DNS and DHCP experience a plus.
*	Strong communicator with experience managing customers.
*	Good troubleshooter/problem solver.
*	Able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
*	Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent.
Why Join Opsware? 

Founded in 1999 by Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape, Opsware
simplifies the overwhelming task of managing IT on a day to day basis.
The growth of the Internet and shift from client/server computing to Web
architecture is overwhelming IT organizations with the proliferation of
servers, networking devices and applications, creating massive IT
infrastructures. Join Opsware and become part of the solution! Apply

Opsware is an equal opportunity employer. 
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