[SVLUG-Jobs] Senior Linux Systems Administrator at VMware in Palo Alto, CA

Danny Ochoa (c) dochoa at vmware.com
Thu Jan 28 10:07:01 PST 2010

I wanted to tell you all about an exciting new opportunity that we are trying to hire for at VMware.  Here is a copy of the job description.

Senior Linux Systems Administrator (Palo Alto)

About VMware and Virtualization:

VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in Business Infrastructure Virtualization, delivers proven virtualization solutions -from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud-that energize business, while saving energy. IT organizations in companies of all sizes rely on VMware and its industry-leading platform, VMware vSphere(tm), to achieve a more efficient, controlled and flexible IT environment. With 2008 revenues of $1.9 billion and more than 150,000 customers and 22,000 partners, VMware delivers the world's most trusted solutions for virtualization, a strategic initiative that consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware's award-winning technology, market-leading position and culture of excellence provide our 7,000+ employees in 40+ locations worldwide with a platform for professional growth and the excitement of being an early-stage innovator.

About The Role:

We are looking for a Linux Systems Engineer who will be responsible for supporting Enterprise systems in our Palo Alto and remote campuses. This person will serve as a senior member of a dynamic team of system administrators who are responsible for the design, implementation, and support of a high availability Linux Enterprise environment. Duties will involve design documentation, hands-on hardware installation of new environments, enhancing and streamlining existing systems, and replacing and restructuring of legacy systems. This environment will exclusively rely upon virtualization technologies and utilize all VMware products.

Essential Functions:

* Administer multiple Linux servers running in high availability environment

* Configure and install new Linux systems/machines

* Perl and shell scripting to automate aspects of systems maintenance

* Linux systems performance, tuning, and enhancements

* Install patches, configure machines, provide overall support of the

  Linux environment

* Serve as an escalation point to resolve problems in Linux servers

  and users environment

* Experience in the design and implement of HA (High Availability) and

  Load Balanced solutions

* Design and document processes and procedures to automate common tasks

* Work closely with Software Engineers, Database Analysts, and Q/A personnel

* Mentor junior Linux systems administrators

* Root cause and failure analysis to resolve systems problems


* 6+ years of experience as an IT Linux server administrator

* 3-5 Years hands on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL,Perl/Php) experience

* 4+ years of experience administering RedHat and Ubuntu

* Strong working knowledge of virtualization technologies and VMware products

* Strong knowledge of DNS and network tools (ping, traceroute, etc.)

* Strong scripting knowledge: Perl scripting, shell scripting and

  command line utilities

* Experience with supporting enterprise applications such as Oracle

  Financials and Oracle databases running on Linux

* Must be able to troubleshoot complex issues quickly and effectively

* Deep understanding of basic TCP/IP and internet protocols required

* Knowledge of NIS, LDAP, NFS, SMTP, IMAP, and X11R7 is required

* Knowledge of SAN/NAS management is a plus

* Offhour and weekend work will be sometimes required


* Minimum 4-year degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related field or degree from Technical Trade School or equivalent experience

If you are interested in this position please reply with a copy of your

resume to Danny Ochoa dochoa at vmware.com<mailto:dochoa at vmware.com<mailto:dochoa at vmware.com%3cmailto:dochoa at vmware.com>> and if

you are not interested, but know someone who may be, please pass along

my contact information to them as referrals are greatly appreciated.

Danny Ochoa | Internet Sourcer

VMware Inc. | 3400 Hillview Ave. | Palo Alto, CA 94304

dochoa at vmware.com<mailto:dochoa at vmware.com<mailto:dochoa at vmware.com%3cmailto:dochoa at vmware.com>>

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