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Senior System and Services Ops Engineer -- Yahoo!

The following is a job posting for a Senior System and Services
Engineer.  If you know me, forward me your resume and I can put you in
touch with the right people.  If you don't know me, just contact :-)


Senior System and Services Ops Linux Engineer

Location:  San Diego OR Santa Monica OR Sunnyvale

Requisition:  10157

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out
in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a
half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to
delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked
Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big
ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative
products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for
people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

System and Services Ops Linux Engineer
Music/Entertainment Operations Team

* 5+ years of Unix administration, FreeBSD and/or Linux preferred
* Extensive experience with web servers (primarily Apache, but Squid
helpful as well)
* J2EE/JBoss/JCluster experience
* Strong Perl, Python, PHP development
* Experienced in Unix Shell scripting
* Networking protocols (TCP, UDP) and diagnostics
* familiarity with ethereal/tcpdump/netstat/lsof
* understanding of higher-level protocols like SNMP, SMTP and HTTP
* good communication skills

* Network Appliance (NetApp) administration
* Java
* HTML or other documentation language
* Windows
* NetSaint/Nagios
* understanding of network ACLs
* Software configuration management: CVS, Perforce
* Build automation and deployment scripts

The successful candidate will have REALLY strong Unix experience with solid
Apache experience experienced with networking and HTTP. Very experienced
and comfortable with scripting languages like shell/perl/awk/sed scriting,
Perl, Python applicable to automations, system monitoring in highly
available web services and applications.
Nice to have:
. experience with Nagios
. familiarity with Java, SOAP and REST web services
The ideal candidate will be able to handle day-to-day Unix administration,
performance tuning, and troubleshooting. Strong Unix experience, ideally on
Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 4) and/or FreeBSD running Apache web servers.

Experience with Java technologies (like JBoss and Tomcat) is also
The candidate must work with a wide variety of teams to set up and
troubleshoot DNS, VIPs, NFS shares (especially on NetApps), develop and
maintain monitoring software and systems tied to near-real-time operational
dashboards. Programming or software development experience is helpful, but
the ability to write Perl/Python or shell scripts to automate tasks and
monitor system health is a minimum. Knowledge of Unix internals for file
systems, virtual memory, and kernel modules is essential.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to
search all of our openings, please visit  

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