[jobs] [nylug-job] Root Markets seeks Senior Linux Systems Engineer

Monjay Settro msettro at ix.netcom.com
Sun Mar 19 11:39:01 EST 2006

Posted via http://jobs.nylug.org
    * JobID: #423
    * Submitted On: 2006-03-19 00:50:36

    * Company: Root Markets
    * Contact: Root Markets,  
    * Email:  nyc-jobs at rootmarkets.com
    * Url: http://www.root.net
    * Phone: Not Specified
    * Fax: Not Specified

    * Reference No: SYS ENG

    * Title: Senior Linux Systems Engineer

    * Salary: Not Specified

    * Description:

      Help create the first open market for the pricing and exchange of realtime consumer data.

      We are revolutionizing the way consumers and advertisers connect by creating a platform for trusted participation.

      Our products and services enable a unique trading platform for monetizing consumer attention to the benefit of investors, publishers, advertisers, and consumers.

      Root Markets is producing an entirely new type of service based around the new Attention Economy. This isn't just a new company, it's a whole new industry and you can make it happen.

      We are a well-funded start-up with development offices in New York and in San Francisco. You will be joining a team of very smart, talented, and experienced professionals, who are using state of the art software development platforms and frameworks.

      Our web-based applications are primarily being written in Java with some PHP.

      We have the fun, flexible feel of a startup culture combined with the perks of a financial services industry (including great office, free breakfast and lunch, subsidized gym membership, a growing list of standard benefits like health, 401k, etc, and much, much more).

      We are looking for a talented Systems Engineer to administer and design the backbone network of a world-class lead generation system.

    * Required Skills:

          o Smart, a good sense of humor, proactive, and a propensity to get the job done.
          o BS Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or educational focus on: IT, IS, Operating Systems, Networking.
          o 5+ years professional experience administering the network infrastructure of a large consumer or financial system.
          o Experience in designing, planning, and implementing mission critical, fully redundant network solutions.
          o Expert level experience in Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and/or Solaris operating systems.
          o Solid experience with Perl, Bash, Python, and other scripting languages.
          o Experience configuring and managing network equipment: routers, switches, and load balancers.
          o Advanced knowledge of network security protocols, intrusion detection systems, and firewalls.
          o Excellent communication skills and ability to mentor junior SA's.
          o Programming ability a plus.
          o On call 24x7 pager support 

    * Location:

          New York City, NY 

    * Furthermore: 

      For this position you will be interviewed to determine your technical expertise and you will meet members of our staff. To determine if you are a good fit for this position, you should be able to easily answer these and similar questions:
      1. Describe the OSI 7 layer model and how it applies to deploying applications.
      2. In a Linux file system describe what is an inode.
      3. Storage: what is RAID-1 and RAID-5?
      4. Describe what is a "chroot'ed" apache server.

      Please respond with cover letter, indicating why you are a good fit for this position, resume, and salary requirements.

      Visit our website, www.root.net, for more information.

      We are not accepting applications from agencies or consultants.

      No phone calls, please.

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