[sf-lug] [JOB POSTING] Yahoo! Seeking LINUX Expert Production Engineers, SF southbay, 100K

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 25 20:41:36 PST 2010

Greetings! My name is Marina Moreno. Yahoo! is currently seeking 
Production/Service Engineers for positions in 
Sunnyvale/Santa Clara/Burbank, California.

Position: Production Engineer, Yahoo! Search Technology 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Salary Range: 100K or more

Production Engineers at Yahoo! thrive on the scale and mission-critical 
nature of our complex search systems as well as the challenge that 
comes along with their operation. In this critical role, you'll utilize 
your rare combination of significant UNIX systems experience, network 
knowledge, troubleshooting skills, and coding sensibilities to design, 
deploy, monitor, and automate all operational aspects of Yahoo!'s 
revenue-critical search platforms. The ideal candidate is a technical 
generalist with skills ranging from production systems/network 
management to software development.

* Function as a technical generalist responsible for the overall 
  health and performance of our search platform 
* Use a combination of open source and custom built tools to handle 
  deployment, administration, and monitoring of a large-scale Linux 
* Gain deep application-level knowledge of the systems. 
* Administer a massive mission-critical production environment, plus 
  a large non-production environment. 
* Work with development teams to harden, enhance, document, and 
  generally improve the operability of our systems 
* Responsible for the configuration/build-out of new deployments to 
  facilitate our constant growth. 
* Participate in a 12x7 (daylight hours) on-call pager rotation 

Minimum Job Qualifications 
* 4 years of work experience in Unix System administration. 

* Experience working with datacenter technicians while provisioning 
  servers and dealing with break fix of hardware. 
* Experience providing tier1 production support for mission critical 
  web applications. 
* Excellent Troubleshooting and problem solving skills, including 
  application, server and network-level troubleshooting ability. 
* Knowledge of Internet fundamentals. (e.g. RFCs, DNS architecture, 
  best practices, security, etc.) 
* Good written and verbal communication skills 
* Good interpersonal skills and be an avid team player 
* Must be a self-starter and quick learner with a passion for open 
  source solutions. 
* Have a passion for production support and possess a constant desire 
  to excel and grow in the job. 

Preferred Job Qualifications 
* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or MIS. 
* 2+ years experience with Linux, preferably with RHEL. 
* Experience administering large-scale (1000+ server) production 
  installations (ecommerce background a plus) 
* Familiarity with web design and LAMP stack. 
* Experience with network designs, protocols, and troubleshooting. 
* Good scripting experience, Perl is a plus. 
* Exposure to virtualization technologies. 

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML or PDF
version of your resume to: marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com

Marina Moreno
Yahoo! Recruiter
(408) 336 - 0561 (office)
marinam1 at yahoo-inc.com

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