Hey, I'm a tech recruiter with Calvin Group and former embedded systems developer and fellow linux user. Started way back in the day with debian and slackware when everybody was on rh, but now I'm trendy with my ubuntu box.
Whether building a web, VOIP, or gaming backend, Operations is using development tools to make it work.
We're interested in the built-in facilities in Linux and the BSDs to programmatically seed and deploy. We're building traditional UNIX infrastructure with lighttpd/Nginx/Apache, Syslog, NFS, LDAP, MySQL/Postgres and BIND/PowerDNS, but doing it with modern scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Perl...) and revision-control. Debconf in Debian and Ubuntu. Kickstart in Redhat and CentOS. pc-sysinstall on BSD. A mix of cloud, hosted and datacenter-minded folks. Expect musings on Puppet, Chef, Augeas, Fabric, CFEngine, and FAI.