[conspire] Linux Systems Engineer job opening

Adrien Lamothe alamozzz at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 16 09:34:32 PST 2005

Jim Stockford <jim.stockford at gmail.com> wrote: Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 14:43:15 -0800
From: Jim Stockford <jim.stockford at gmail.com>
To: jim at well.com
Subject: Linux Systems Engineer job opening

 Company:  Reactrix Interactive Media Systems (Direct Employer)
 Location:   Redwood City, CA 
 Job Type:   Full-time
 Reactrix Systems, Inc. offers reactive media advertising in the
 out-of-home category.  Reactive media is the most engaging and immersive
 media available, creating dramatically higher levels of brand recall and
 retention than television, radio, online, or traditional out-of-home
 advertising.  Through our internally developed, innovative Reactive
 Media Network, advertisers are capable of breaking through the clutter
 and engaging their customers in a way never before possible.  Reactrix
 is funded by Mobius Venture Capital, Worldview Technology Partners, and
 Tom Weisel Venture Partners. 
 The Linux Systems Engineer is responsible for the design and initial
 operations of our embedded Linux platform for our distributed multimedia
 network.  Secondarily responsible for the design, development, and
 implementation of a strategic server management suite of tools to manage
 remote Linux hosts from a central site or sites.  In addition, this
 person will provide second level Linux server support for the internal
 needs of the company. 
 *           Provide a stable multimedia and network platform for
 thousands of networked Linux boxes. 
 *           Develop software and process for third-party manufacturing
 embedded Linux boxes. 
 *           Develop software and process for hardware testing and
 failure analysis. 
 *           Drive component selection and qualification, and support
 driver updates. 
 *           Automate OS patches and upgrades over the network and via
 *           Develop monitoring and remote management tools for problem
 identification, escalation, and resolution of deployed Linux hosts. 
 *           Develop/configure daemons and drivers as needed to enhance
 stability, ease maintenance, or add functionality.
 *           Participate in the design, testing, deployment, and
 stabilization of a virtual private secure IP web of hosts.
 *           Automate the administration and health monitoring of
 internal (Corporate) production Linux servers. 
 *           Expertise with Linux configuration, monitoring, and remote
 *           Experience with network and CD based installation/upgrades
 and automated patch deployment. 
 *           Experience with maintenance and failure analysis. 
 *           Experience with large-scale deployments. 
 *           Track record of having deployed large-scale systems and
 network management solutions. 
 *           Perl and shell scripting skills. 
 *           Working knowledge of SSH, RPM, RedHat Kickstart, and
 *           Expertise with Intrusion Detection and Data Encryption
 *           Strong interpersonal and team skills. 
 *           Must be passionate about working in a start-up. 
 All skills listed below are "Nice to have's".  Having none or only a few
 of the skills below does not necessarily indicate you are not qualified
 for the job.
 *           Experience with Linux-based multimedia platforms.
 *           Experience with Linux-based content management systems. 
 *           Experience with the following industries: advertising,
 interactive entertainment, retail stores. 
 *           Experience in manufacturing or computer system integration. 
 *           Network programming in UNIX/Linux environments. 
 *           Experience with SNMP, Video capture, MySQL, Network
 Security, PKI, Apache, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, Samba, NFS, Router, VPN and
 IPSEC deployment history. 
 Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering,
 or IT. 
 Reactrix provides comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefit
 packages.  Benefits include Medical Insurance, Prescription Drug
 Insurance, Dental and Vision Reimbursement, 401KRetirement Plan, Paid
 Holidays, and accrued Paid Time Off - starting at 15 days/yr.
 Only qualified candidates should apply.  If you are interested, please
 do the following: Send your resume and a cover letter summarizing how
 your background matches the requirements to jobs at reactrix.com.  Title it
 "LSE #834" in the subject line.  Please let us know how you heard about
 this opportunity.  
 Thank you for your interest in Reactrix!
 A Proof of authorization to work in the United States required.
 No agency solicitations, please.

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