[SASAG] Next Meeting is TONIGHT @ 7PM

Aaron H. Rosen arosen at apexsystemsinc.com
Thu Oct 11 08:49:38 PDT 2007

I am currently hiring for a full time position in Seattle...Here is the
job description. If you, or anybody you know is looking, please forward
them my information!



Aaron Rosen

Technical Recruiter

APEX Systems, Inc.
10500 NE 8th St. Suite 1525

Bellevue, Washington 98102


Fax: 425-278-0084

eFax: 425-696-0610

Toll Free: 877-335-5136

arosen at apexsystemsinc.com

www.apexsystemsinc.com <http://www.apexsystemsinc.com/>  



Sr. E-Commerce Systems Engineer

We're looking for a self driven problem solver who loves to design and
architect new solutions leveraging the latest technologies. You are an
expert with the Windows Server 2003 family of products, Internet
Information Server 6.0, .NET Framework and Virtualization. You are a
proven leader among your peers and known as the go-to person during
critical situations. Your unusual mix of technical and people skills
make you a key resource for global enterprise projects; working directly
with business customers to identify requirements and create technical
solutions to satisfy those requirements. You set the example for tearing
down silos between teams, always promoting open and free communication
between your peers and those in different groups. As the ideal
candidate, you have over 5 years of working experience building
solutions for large eCommerce websites. 


		Lead in development and implementation of processes and
automation to proactively manage all servers for the division. Perform
installation, functional, and performance testing on the deployment
standards owned by you and other team members. 

		Day to day systems management, and ensuring the
reliability and performance of our Internet hosted applications in both
Production data centers and lab environments. 

		Provide technical engineering support for the
implementation, integration, administration, and evolution of complex
systems architectures. This role works closely and consults with the
product development, quality assurance, test and deployment teams,
during both pre-release product cycles and post-launch operations to
ensure the highest quality service. Provide systems and process

		Develop disaster scenarios and the method(s) used to
recover from them. Develop disaster and recovery policies. 

		Provide systems statistical trending and analysis,
application performance monitoring, server capacity and threshold
testing, systems documentation, maintenance, and the development,
analysis and evaluation of new systems designs and technical
optimization tactics. 

		Implement Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) tactics. Provide
advanced technical troubleshooting support and problem resolution and

		Mentor the Tier 1 Network Operations Center staff
through basic troubleshooting documentation and training, and evolve the
overall level of systems expertise of the group3. 

		The position requires participation in a 24x7 on-call


		Proven, deep knowledge of complex server hardware and
network design, setup, configuration, maintenance, trouble shooting and
problem solving. 

		Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated work experience in
Operations / Engineering for large-scale Internet website environments
preferably in Internet hosted datacenter environments. 

		Web and application server expertise including
administration, configuration, troubleshooting, performance tuning,
preventative maintenance, and security procedures. 

		Architectural experience designing complex
multi-computer system configurations including clusters and SAN

		Demonstrated technical proficiency gained from deep and
varied implementation experience in an operations/production environment
with the majority of Microsoft technologies. 

		Expertise in IIS. Intermediate knowledge of network
design and configuration including switching, routing, VLANS, Multicast,
SNMP, and SAN is recommended. Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and IP
subnetting. Strong debugging skills of layer 1-4 problems that may arise
with emphasis on Ethernet and Fiber Channel with additional proven
experience in Windows networking, for session/application layers above.
Use of monitoring and troubleshooting utilities to effectively diagnose

		The ability to meet with vendors and evaluate new
technologies for possible deployment. 

-----Original Message-----
From: members-bounces at lists.sasag.org [
mailto:members-bounces at lists.sasag.org] On Behalf Of Scott McDermott
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:00 AM
To: members at lists.sasag.org
Subject: [SASAG] Next Meeting is TONIGHT @ 7PM

The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is Thursday,
October 11, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out at 

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the
University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the
EE Department's web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.


  Next meeting: Thursday October 11, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Centralized logging using syslog-ng and SEC
     Presenter: Leon Towns-von Stauber <leonvs at occam.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

Talk Abstract

There's a wealth of useful information being logged by your systems, but
very often it's distributed and not readily visible. This talk shows you
what's involved in setting up a central loghost to aggregate and
effectively utilize all of that data. We'll consider replacement of the
stock syslogd with syslog-ng, and detail the use of Simple Event
Correlator (SEC) to reduce and correlate the volume of log messages to a
set that can alert you to urgent problems and give you a much better
feel for what's happening on your network.

Speaker Bio

Leon has been using and administering UNIX systems since 1990, and been
employed as a full-time sysadmin since 1995. While he's worked
extensively with Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Mac OS X, and too many other flavors
of UNIX, lately he's been spending a lot of time with Solaris working at
Philips Electronics. In his "spare" time he enjoys being with his wife
and daughters, sampling craft beers, playing D&D, and writing for
O'Reilly (not all at once!).


This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
SAGE local group and a LOPSA local affiliate, but membership in either
is not a requirement. We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to the
public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 PM.

Check out our Web site for more information:

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for
providing our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it
a home!
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