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Open Linux Roles

From: Kainne H.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 7:37 AM
My name is Kainne Hansbury.  I work for a 35 year-old professional recruiting firm named Winter, Wyman & Co. Specifically, I work in the New York Technology division with a particular focus on technology and software.
I am a dedicated consultant building my network on integrity, hard work, and professionalism. I am interested in developing contacts with talented technologists.
Below in my signature is my contact information should you wish to speak with me regarding any of the roles I have listed in this email.

For all of the roles listed:

No contractors please...Full-time employment history is required.  You must have a degree.  No sponsorship is available.


Great opportunity to join a dynamic technology firm headquartered in the city as they build a new product offering!


This role will be responsible for designing, building and managing the development infrastructure associated with this effort.  As a company passionate about open source technology, this role is ideal for someone who wants to use their extensive Linux background in a leadership capacity!  You will have a more junior administrator to assist with day-to-day tasking and future hires are under consideration.


In addition the technical challenges associated with this role, our client also offers some amazing benefits to their employees, starting with 5 weeks paid vacation! Lunch is paid for on a daily basis, hours are flexible to suit your working style, and a cooperative atmosphere is fostered on a regular basis through luncheons, company parties and company trips! They also offer a lucrative profit-sharing plan for each employee.


Qualifications for consideration:

  • 3+ years of Linux engineering experience (ideally with RHEL/Cent OS).
  • Experience working for a small technology firm is preferred.
  • Understanding of load balancers, firewalls, routing and IP fundamentals.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Network design experience strongly preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree is required, ideally in a technical discipline.

Apply today for immediate consideration. We've just completed another search for this client and they continue to ramp up the new product offering. We think they offer one of the most unique working cultures you will find in the city.  Respond today to find out more.


Extraordinarily intelligent and resourceful individual sought to provide UNIX and networking support for the a highly successful investment and technology development firm.  The person we hire will work with the group's highly-skilled 50-person IT systems staff and will be responsible for:


��         Solaris and Linux related research projects

o        Helping architect new technology for our fast-paced, high-growth environment

o        Management and administration of over 1000 Linux and UNIX servers

o        Management and administration of our state of the art global production network


Leadership role for a growing company in the entertainment industry, reporting directly to VP of Technology and the Chief Information Systems Officer. Must be a highly motivated Sr. Systems Administrator to manage internal office IT and Network Operations. The ideal candidate will have experience managing networks for highly available operations.


  • Management of data center, servers and all network functions
  • Define hardware and software requirements for operation and growth
  • Interface with equipment and service vendors to negotiate acquisition of assets and service contracts
  • Provide, update and maintain all infrastructure documentation
  • Highly available for troubleshooting & disaster recovery
  • Maintain systems monitoring and alerts
  • Interface with dev teams to optimize deployed applications
  • Maintain asset management for internal office and offsite network
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for Jr. Systems Administrators and Developers

Technical Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise server; installation, configuration, imaging & optimization
  • Experience with high availability storage systems, Netscaler appliances and Foundry Network Switches.
  • Experience with Network design and topography for large web systems
  • Experience with hardware and application monitoring systems including Nagios
  • Real world experience managing a data center
  • Fully understand network requirements for PCI compliance
  • Working knowledge of Linux Security, web, database and mail servers
  • 5+ years supporting enterprise database environments (MySQL)
  • Requires in-depth knowledge implementing encryption techniques ( 3DES, PKI, MD5, SSH, SSL ).
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of Firewall devices, Proxy Servers, DOS/Intrusion Prevention and Detection ( Snort, IDS )

Professional Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and be able to work effectively on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, deadline-responsive and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to meet deadlines


This is an opportunity to join a growing team in a technical leadership role.  This team is growing quickly and should provide a great opportunity for career growth.  In this role you will be a hands-on engineer. 


Your responsibilities will include the following: provide technical leadership and decisions for projects.  Responsible for the adherence and enforcement of project life cycle including estimating Engineering effort, project plans, system design specs, participating in technical reviews.  You will be responsible for 3rd Level Infrastructure Support of the following: Servers ��� Solaris on Sun, Linux on HP Blade.  Database Servers that include Oracle Parallel Server (8i, 10g), Sybase 12.5.  Storage Servers including EMC Symmetrix & DMX.  SAN servers including McData switches & Cisco MDS.


This position requires the following experience:

  • Strong Solaris engineering skills.  At least 10 years of Solaris experience.
  • Experience in a technical lead position.
  • Clustering experience with Veritas.
  • Experience with SAN technology.
  • Candidates should currently be working in a permanent, full-time capacity.


We are seeking a Systems Administrator. This position would be a member in the system administration team and maintain all aspects of production functions.  Responsibilities include system deployment, network migration, working closely with developers and DBAs to deploy application updates, and storage improvement, installing configuring open-source software, troubleshooting networking and system issues, and other system administration tasks.  A qualified applicant would be interested and aware of new developments in system administration, networking, security, and open source software, and would be the kind of person who needs to know how things really work. They would be thorough, analytical, open-minded, and interested in learning and knowledge sharing



  • Significant experience and interest in Linux administration. Debian is preferred, but RedHat, SuSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, or Gentoo are fine.
  • Solid understanding of Internet protocols, and practical experience in networking devices and Linux tools such as router, switch and iptables.
  • Practical experience in shell scripting or perl.
  • Experience with any of the followings a plus: apache, daemon tools, qmail, tripwire, snort.
  • Knowledge of source control and configuration management.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Computer science, mathematics, or electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience



Company offers flexible benefits and compensation packages that allow our employees to make choices that fit their individual lifestyles. Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401K with immediate 100% vesting
  • Vacation and 10 paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-Term and Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
Kainne E. Hansbury
Technology Division
Winter, Wyman & Company - New York
Direct Dial: [masked] 

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