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Service Engineer - Yahoo!

The following is a job posting for a Service 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 :-)


Position:  Service Engineer
Location:  Sunnyvale
Job ID: 14351

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?

Service Engineer - Games Team

5 or more years experience in technical operations and additional exposure
to tool/product development. Knowledge of Unix/Linux/FreeBSD, Apache,
MySQL? Databases, shell scripting, Perl, PHP, performance tuning concepts,
and web applications. Experience with a high-volume website is expected.

    . BS in Computer Science
      * DBA and Network Appliance experience
      * Experience leading peers and demonstrating accountability for team
      and/or product architecture and support.
      * Experience organizing projects and reporting on status as well as
      driving issues to resolution.
      * Experience deploying services to international audiences
      * Demonstrable experience in one or more languages such as: Java or C

   What you do:
   * Take project requirements and map them to hardware and operating system

   * Work closely with development teams to ensure products are built to
   optimum performance and maintainability standards.

   * Develop project definitions that aid the supportability and performance
   of Media Group products.

   * Lead Service Engineering efforts to address system and/or product
   issues, or to positively impact the availability, performance, or
   maintainability of Media Group products.

   * Actively participate in architecture design teams as a key contributor
   to product definition and future implementation planning.

   * Communicate product Service Engineering status effectively to peers,
   partner organizations, and management.

   * Maintain distributed systems for fault detection and SLA compliance.

   * Develop and implement tools to monitor performance, uptime, and
   availability metrics.

   * Integrate tightly with other Yahoo Operations groups to address service
   outages and capacity planning. Driving task completion with other Yahoo
   partner groups is essential.

   Ideal candidate must possess a broad range of computer science skills.
   The candidate must be persistent, result oriented, and a self starter.

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

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