[lug] Fwd: Looking for Linux sys admins

Matt Clauson mec at dotorg.org
Tue Jul 29 10:53:25 MDT 2003

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The attached message came to my inbox here, guys, and I thought you might want 
to know about it -- those of you still looking for gainful employment, that 

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Subject: Looking for Linux sys admins
Date: Friday 25 July 2003 17:04
From: <erica at venturesonline.com>
To: <mec at dotorg.org>

Hi Matt,

I hope you won't mind me contacting you concerning this, but I noticed
you're listed as the point of contact for the Northern Colorado LUG on
Redhat's website.  I work for a medium-sized web hosting/colocation company
in the DTC, called Ventures Online (www.venturesonline.com).  We're a Redhat
shop and having a difficult time finding new employees that are truly
skilled in Linux.  It was suggested to me by one of our employees that I get
in touch with some of the local Linux user groups.  I was wondering if any
of the members of your user's group might be interested in the two open
positions we're currently looking to fill.  We're currently hiring for two
part-time/weekend shifts -- the hours are a little wacky, but might work out
well for someone who's going to school or is looking to pick up a 2nd job.
Our support team is excellent (all top-notch Linux 'geeks') and the work
environment at VO is pretty laid back (i.e. Nerf guns required, dress code

Below is a copy of the job description.  If anyone's interested, resumes can
be sent to careers at venturesonline.com (which comes directly to me).  I can
also be reached at 720-279-2011 x111 if there are any questions on the

Thank you for your time!

Kind regards,

Erica Franzel
VP of Operations
Ventures Online

Job Title: Linux System Administrator

Location: Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village, CO

Type: Weekends/Part-time

# of Open Positions:  2

Shifts Available: (Please specify which shift you're interested in)

Thurs, Fri, Sat from 10:00 pm - 8:00 am (overnight)
Sat & Sun from 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm (hours may be adjusted slightly)

Pay Rate: $14.00 - 16.00 Hourly

*  Experience with UNIX or Linux hosted web environments.
*  Minimum of 2 years production experience with Red Hat Linux, FreeBSD or
UNIX administration and system integration.
*  Experience with Apache and web hosting technologies.
*  Understanding of Internet principles and services, including FTP, domain
registration, DNS, and SSL.
*  Comfortable working in a shell environment.
*  Development experience with PERL and PHP scripting and related tools.
*  Experience with cPanel, Ensim, and/or Plesk control panels a plus.
*  Ability to troubleshoot and perform maintenance on server hardware.
*  Understanding of networking, routers and switches.
*  Excellent written and oral communication skills.
*  Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
*  Authorization to work in U.S. without sponsorship.
*  Candidate will be subject to an aptitude examination.

*  Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes service requests received via help
desk tickets and e-mail.
*  Analyzes and corrects problems using documented procedures, available
tools, and personal knowledge and skills.
*  Troubleshoots server hardware and software problems and identifies,
categorizes, and resolves problems.
*  Assists with server management by responding to server issues that may
require application or database shutdown/startup, server reboot, or
restarting of server services.
*  Tests and deploys new software and procedures; performs installation,
conversion and upgrade activities.
*  Works with team members to resolve more complex problems and escalates
difficult or time-consuming issues to next level of support.
*  Logs and tracks tickets using help desk database, and maintains history
records and related problem documentation.
Records resolution information in knowledge management database.
*  Other duties as determined.

VenturesOnline.com, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Kind regards,

Erica Franzel
Ventures Online

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