[sf-lug] [JOB POSTING] Linux System Administrator, Berkeley, $55K +
jim at well.com
Fri Oct 12 16:21:16 PDT 2012
curmudgeons are welcome and with thanks.
some years ago those who were active decided
on the current job posting policy: gotta be in
ASCII text format, no more than five paragraphs,
must state position title, city location, and at
least the lowest salary range (this because of
some postings that specified a range from ...
One poster specified the SF city's minimum
wage. I don't know who might have applied.
I figure let 'em post. We have the opportunity
to ignore, to apply and demand more, to take a
low price and try to negotiate something else....
On Fri, 2012-10-12 at 15:14 -0700, Paul Ivanov wrote:
> jim, on 2012-10-12 11:21, wrote:
> > Responsibilities:
> > • Support internal development and QA environment
> > • Install and maintain Linux and other software packages
> > • Specify and maintain computers, networking hardware, machine room
> > infrastructure, phone system, etc.
> > • Design, deploy, and administer state-of-the-art research clusters,
> > including GPGPU nodes
> > • Design and enhance monitoring systems for production equipment
> > and research clusters
> > • Configure, tune, and maintain PostgreSQL and MySQL databases,
> > as data warehouses and in production environment
> > • Propose new technologies to address specific business needs
> > Qualifications:
> > • Experience managing remotely hosted production systems
> > • UNIX guru, especially Linux; other UNIXen including Mac OS X a plus
> > • Scripting language skills (Python, bash, shutils, etc)
> > • Experience with research computing / hybrid CPU-GPU clusters a plus
> > • Experience with large-scale, real-time, concurrent systems a plus
> > • Experience with distributed data systems (Hadoop, Cassandra, Riak,
> > GridSQL, etc.) a plus
> > • Background in financial systems a plus
> > • Live in or near Berkeley; be willing to come in occasionally at
> > odd hours
> > Benefits include 401k, health/vision/dental insurance with employer
> > contribution, plus vacation. Compensation starts at 55k+bonus.
> > Interested applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and
> > resume to working at voleon.com
> potential curmudgeon warning: Because this is a publicly archived
> list, and I believe that people ought to be paid what they're
> worth, and this seemed like an outrageously low salary given the
> set of qualifications and responsibilities, I wanted to respond.
> According to salary.com, the median sys admin salary in the
> Berkeley area  is $82K, with only 10% of sys admins making less
> than $62K. The proposed salary is barely in the lowest 10th
> percentile *nationally* , and that's before making any
> deference to the much higher-than-average cost of living in the
> Bay Area.
> The posting on voleon.com for this same position states:
> "Benefits and compensation are highly competitive" and I just
> wanted to point out, in case the folks over at valeon.com were
> not aware, that this is actually not the case.
> 1. http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/systems-administrator-Salary-Details-94720.aspx
> 2. http://www1.salary.com/systems-administrator-Salary.html
> Paul Ivanov
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