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UNIX job in Chicago (with a twist)

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by tripwire45, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I pulled this off of TCPmag.com
    http://tcpmag.com/
    October 28, 2003 issue:

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    Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
    Title: UNIX System Administrator
    Date: 10-23-2003
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Area code: 312
    Position ID: USA
    Dice ID: 10111590
    *****

    Gee...I wonder if the fringe benefits include a free subscription and visits to the photo shoots...maybe partying with Hugh and Co. and the Mansion.

    Anyway, here's what it takes to qualify:

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    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    In this important role, responsibilities will include:
    * Daily operations of the Unix Servers used by Playboy.com
    and Corporate Technology groups for Internal and External
    applications and support. (Apache, JBoss, Postfix, Oracle,
    MySQL, Proftpd, PHP and Perl)
    * Administer and troubleshoot firewalls, DNS servers and
    load balancers.
    * High-level performance tuning of servers (both OS and
    application server level)
    * Monitor all systems as well as configuring/updating
    systems hardware
    * Perform general Unix administration , user support
    functions as well as security audits, software
    patching/upgrades and performance tuning.
    * Maintain routers, switches and other network devices to
    ensure optimal performance
    * Work closely with technology staff to troubleshoot high-
    level issues related to the network systems and
    interoperability with other platforms
    * Interact with outsourced vendors to develop strong
    working relationships
    * Recommend proper network architecture (devices, software
    and logic)
    * Create and maintain technical documentation
    * Stay aware of key technologies to ensure optimal resource
    utilization.

    To read qualifications and additional information about the
    company, visit:
    http://seeker.dice.com/jobsearch/servlet/JobSearch?op=1002&
    dockey=xml/b/a/ba184f3f8ce0ee89c42706f5dacbe3a5@activejobs0
    &c=251&source=1
    *****
     
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  2. Sandy

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    James - not my style of publication :!:
     
  3. tripwire45
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    I wasn't seriously thinking anyone would apply. It's just wierd to think about. I mean, "Playboy" is a for real business and has an IT infrastructure like any other publisher, but the contrast between the world of IT and what Playboy actually does seems so strange. It would be like the moral juxiposition of working in the IT Dept. of some Las Vegas Casino. Sure, it's a business, but being associated with such a business would be a problem...at least for some. I posted this more as a curiosity than anything else. I certainly wasnt' suggesting anything about you, Sandy or anyone else for that matter. Sorry if I ruffled feathers.
     
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    Oh... s**t, I guess I could run after the mail van and stop the application form leaving :oops:

    I thought you were really helping us... sounds an ideal job. 8)

    * Stay aware of key technologies to ensure optimal resource
    utilization. :arrow: Spend all day surfing the net

    * Interact with outsourced vendors to develop strong
    working relationships :arrow: Spend all evening getting drunk with your collegues

    * Daily operations of the Unix Servers used by Playboy.com :arrow: Free Porn!


    :twisted:
     
  5. tripwire45
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    What? And leave, balmy, tropical Scotland for a hell hole like Chicago? :D I'd watch whatever assumptions you might be tempted to make about being a UNIX guru at Playboy Enterprises. Chances are, working IT for Playboy is exactly like working IT for any big firm. You stay in your server room freezing your buns off, do your job and keep your nose clean. No drunken lunches or free wheeling parties. If something goes wrong with the network, Hugh and Co. will not take it lightly. Money is always serious, despite the image these folks may have to the contrary.
     
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    You have just ruined my dream. :cry:

    I thought the servers would be situated right next to the swimming pool full of bunny girls. :sexie
     
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    :cry: Life can be full of disappointments <alas>.
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Yeah, but come one - tell me it wouldn't be kinda cool hangin' around the Main Entrance while on a smoke break ??? :eek:
     
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    With that kind of stimulation young fella, all the smoke would be coming out of your ears. :lol:
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Aach, I'd be fending them off with a sh!tty stick !!! 8) :noway
     
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