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  • velderia
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    Just when I was getting annoyed at how a lot of employers always want people who spent a lifetime at an university and a previous job.

    "* Can wear multiple hats and play multiple roles" Rofl-worthy.

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  • DaKahuna
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    Why don't they just say looking for Techno God please apply here :-). It is a 6 - 6.5 figure job. It does sound extremely stressful however. If you have these qualifications man I'm impressed and I take my hat off to you for sure.

    xor
    I doubt they are going to pay 6 - 6.5 figures for this job. As Astcell said, they want all this for minimum wage.

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  • xor
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    Originally posted by astcell View Post
    ALL employers want the same thing: a 25-year old MCSE/CCNA with 20 years experience on Windows Server 2008 who will work for minimum wage. So there.
    You forgot the Computer Science Degree from Stanford. :-)

    xor

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  • xor
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    Not one mention of security either. Do they like give you a little room attached to the plant to live in that your family can visit you from time to time. Automation aside just the proper documenting, e-mail, and keeping everyone on the same page sounds like a full time position let alone all the other stuff. Typically administration and full blow development have been 2 different areas. They seem to blur more with Unix than they do with Windows at least in my experience.

    If they had the best automation in the world, you would be fine until something went wrong than in less that an hour you would be a year behind. :-)

    xor

    Oh and by the way we are going to formally quiz you to.

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  • astcell
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    If a person is laid off from a company they may put an ad in the paper with THEIR OWN qualifications, then when they get resumes they have leads on where to go to look for work.

    As for this person, what if a person says "Darn, I have it all except I use Firefox not IE!"

    ALL employers want the same thing: a 25-year old MCSE/CCNA with 20 years experience on Windows Server 2008 who will work for minimum wage. So there.

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  • moleprince
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    Originally posted by MikeyIckey View Post
    sounds like they need more then one person but don't have the budget.
    That could well be what they aren't saying. I imagine a job like that could very easily turn into an 18x7 operation-- for you!

    Five-sigma shudder.

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  • MikeyIckey
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    sounds like they need more then one person but don't have the budget.

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  • HANNAHHACKER
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    The thing about this *ideal* candidate is... if there was someone with that skill set and level of experience, surely they would already be working within a seriously money-making position for a really big corporation.

    Why on earth would they consider risking that comfortable employment to move to a risky, expanding, never-heard-of company?

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  • 0x58
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    People who apply to such positions are people you don't want to ever hire :P

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  • xor
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    Do People Like This Really Exist

    Every once in awhile I come across an IT job posting that just makes me shake my head and I wonder if people like this really exist:

    Description
    This position will support our mission critical production IT infrastructure, support the IT needs of our users, and develop for our Web based energy trading software platform. The company is an 18x7 operational facility. Candidates will be expected to pass formal evaluations for the required skills.

    Company
    The company engages in wholesale power (electricity) transactions dealing in both physical and financial products. The company is small and is in the process of expansion. The location is in Cherry Hill, NJ (15 minutes from Philadelphia, PA).

    Position
    Advanced IT Mission Critical Production Support and Web Development

    Requirements
    Required Skills
    Infrastructure

    * Advanced Linux System administration, preferably RHEL5, including web services, e.g. Apache.
    * Administration of development support tools, e.g. Subversion
    * Network concepts, setup, administration and troubleshooting

    Development

    * Advanced Unix shell and shell utility programming
    * Advanced HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS
    * Advanced Ajax (DHTML) toolkits, e.g. Prototype/Scriptaculous or equivalent
    * Full Development Life Cycle support
    * Interface with external corporate entities to resolve corporate issues

    Desired Skills
    Infrastructure

    * Microsoft Server including ADS, Fileserver, DNS and DHCP
    * Network routing, security, SSH, SSL
    * Virtualization, e.g. Xen

    Development

    * Advanced Perl scripting
    * VBA macros

    Position Responsibilities

    * On call support to be shared with all IT staff to provide 24x7 coverage.
    8am to 12noon are the most critical time periods for support.
    * Support operations duties in addition to development tasks: backup, intranet,
    infrastructure and desktop software setup and upgrades
    * Perform test, deployment and support of all CPM code and IT assets
    * Resolve IT issues especially related to the trading platform and revenue generation
    * Become familiar with energy trading applications, data and associated processes
    * Debugging and maintaining IT energy trading assets
    * Microsoft Desktop installation, and maintenance
    * Microsoft Windows and Desktop platform
    * Microsoft Office, Acrobat, IE
    * Install and maintain corporate Content Management System (CMS), e.g. Drupal
    * Document processes
    * Interacts directly with the CIO, CEO and CFO
    * Communicate effectively with staff verbally and in writing
    * Can work under stress and under extremely tight schedules
    * Mature, flexible, responsible and adaptable
    * Independent but asks questions when necessary
    * Can wear multiple hats and play multiple roles
    * Details oriented and goal driven
    * Highly skilled at time management
    * Creative

    Why don't they just say looking for Techno God please apply here :-). It is a 6 - 6.5 figure job. It does sound extremely stressful however. If you have these qualifications man I'm impressed and I take my hat off to you for sure.

    xor
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