[TriLUG] JOB POST: Entry-level Systems Admin at Cisco Systems

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Fri Jul 16 19:51:14 EDT 2010

What a great job notice!

You describe exactly what the candidate should have at what levels, and it's 
not excessive. No 10 years of AJAX. No HR stupidities. You describe exactly 
what the work is and what the environment is like. Why can't ALL job notices 
be written like this?

Good job!



On Friday 16 July 2010 11:04:01 Jos Purvis wrote:
> All,
> Just a heads up: we're looking to fill a Systems Admin req in the very
> near future (i.e. applications need to be in by the end of July). It's
> an entry-level position (post-collegiate up through a few years'
> experience, that kind of thing), focused on Windows and Unix systems
> administration for our PKI/Identity Services group. To plug for the
> position for a moment, this is a terrific company to work for, and a
> fantastic group to work with: you'll be working with an entire office
> of extremely smart, knowledgeable people with all different kinds of
> security experience, and this is a good opportunity to start growing a
> security career. This is *REALLY* a sysadmin position, though, not a
> network engineer: you'll be helping us support a small herd of servers
> and services that enable billions of dollars in revenue in a 24/7
> environment.
> That said, here's the skinny on the job:
> 		- Fluent with Solaris and/or Red Hat systems administration
> (somewhere between "Novice" and "Junior" on the SAGE scale);
> 		- Fluent with Windows systems administration (same level)
> 		- Able to articulate basic information about SSL and PKI (e.g. "What
> is PKI?" "How does an SSL handshake work?");
> 		- Comfortable with fundamental TCP/IP networking concepts (basic
> addressing and routing);
> 		- Able to function in a team environment that works hard and plays hard.
> 	Extra points if you have:
> 		- Some knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, Shell);
> 		- Some knowledge of Java/.NET programming;
> 		- Experience with Apache/Tomcat, database technologies (Oracle,
> MySQL, SQL Server), VMware ESX, smart card technologies, or Clearcase.
> The req for this position is R863940; you can check it out by going to
> the Cisco jobs page and searching for that requisition ID, or use this
> link:
> 	http://www.cisco.apply2jobs.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID
> =863940 If you're interested, please email me a copy of your resume, so I
>  can forward it to the hiring manager (my boss) ASAP. Thanks!
> 	Cheers,
> 	Jos

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