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Saturday, April 01 2006 @ 05:12 PM UTC
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Skylist seeks Linux SysAdmin
Thursday, March 23 2006 @ 12:18 PM UTC
Contributed by: BBC
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Jobs Job Summary
The System Administrator provides comprehensive support for desktop, server, database, and web-based enterprise applications and is responsible for the delivery of services in line with the defined availability and performances standards. Responsibilities focus on account administration, inventory management, troubleshooting and work prioritization. This role manages system administration projects providing detailed technical knowledge. This position reports to the Director of Technical Operations.

Primary Responsibilities
Support and maintenance for all applications configurations, reporting requirements and data imports/exports
Implementation and migration of upgrades, patches, code releases, and database changes
Prioritize and manage service issues
Troubleshooting
Provide expert technical support, specifically as an escalation point for Level 2 Technical Support Team
Deployment and Implementation support

Requirements
Strong working knowledge of data center support practices and data center change management policies
Extensive knowledge of networking technologies with the ability to diagnose networking/systems related problems
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
Experience creating and/or updating standard operating procedures and other documents as required
Strong planning and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize workload
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate and work successfully in a team environment
MCSE certification a plus

About SKYLIST
SKYLIST has been providing organizations with email marketing software and hosting services since 1996. StormPostTM is SKYLIST's flagship email marketing platform. SKYLIST's unparalleled email campaign delivery and reporting solutions and commitment to industry best practices have earned us a world-class portfolio of clients and partners. Representative clients include the United Nations Population Fund, Sherman Ventures, and Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union. SKYLIST is a member of the NAI Email Coalition, Direct Marketing Association and Better Business Bureau. SKYLIST is self-funded and profitable. Learn more at www.skylist.com

You can apply by sending your resume to jobs2581@skylist.com

Fedora / Apache Contract Admin
Monday, February 27 2006 @ 09:43 PM UTC
Contributed by: Anonymous
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Jobs Hello, we're a local Austin Internet App Developer in need of someone to take care of our Dedicated Fedora server. We are particularly interesting in optimizing performance of the server, db, and web server.

Candidate must have extensive experience maintaining/optimizing/hacking a linux/mysql/php/apache setup.

Price is not so much a concern to us as we require just a few hours of work per week; however, what is important is finding someone with extensive experience, knowledge, and speed. We have had a few people perform these duties for us, stiff us with a bill, and leave us worse off, e.g. with apache not running, etc. The bills also reflected a lot of "looking into" how to do something. For a simple setup such that we have, surely "looking into" how to do something should be very minimal for the right person... We're not running a Google cluster!

Thank you,

Jason Liebe
jasonliebe gmail


Senior Software Developer
Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 04:02 PM UTC
Contributed by: Pearl Staudinger
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Jobs


Do you enjoy a start-up environment? Are you tired of endless product development cycles and quarterly sales quotas? Do you want to work for a profitable company? Perhaps you should consider the following career opportunity with RGM Advisors, LLC.

RGM Advisors, LLC, an innovative investment management firm that applies scientific methods and computing power to trading. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Austin, Texas. RGM's team of professionals, including scientists with backgrounds in computer science, physics, statistics and ecology, have developed an extensive suite of proprietary software to manage all of its research and trading.

We have been profitable since our inception. We offer a casual, creative and flexible work environment; as well as competitive compensation. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k) matching, and three weeks vacation. We are located in the new Whole Foods Bldg near downtown.

We are searching for senior software developers. Ideal candidates are capable of the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of one or more key components in our overall system (both trading execution and modeling platforms.)

Responsibilities include:

  • Understanding and working within overall software and technical architecture;
  • Contributing to the definition and evolution of our overall system;
  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of specific system components;
  • Troubleshooting our production systems; and
  • Understanding the context in which our trading systems and business operate

Specific skills sought include:

  • Experience as a C/C++ developer;
  • Experience with SQL; and
  • Experience with scripting languages (Perl or SHELL)

Please submit your resume to careers@rgmadvisors.com to apply for this position.


ALG consolidates its meeting locations.
Friday, January 06 2006 @ 09:19 PM UTC
Contributed by: maddog
Views: 155
Book/Paper Reviews Confused over which location to and during which week? We've consolidated our meeting locations down to just one - the Waller Creek Complex. You can find us there every Thursday. location information

Innotech Austin, Nov 16
Wednesday, October 19 2005 @ 08:21 AM UTC
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views: 349
General News Innotech Austin
===============
Austin Convention Center
Wednesday November 16, 2005

See the website:
http://austin.innotechconference.com/

Get your tickets and mark your calendars!

InnoTech is a one day conference and exhibition, at the Austin Convention Center, that highlights Austin's technology development opportunities and showcases pioneering products and services being used in business today. InnoTech offers a unique forum for business and technology leaders to enrich the audience on current trends and to discover new, successful innovative practices.

This is both a practitioner conference and an executive conference.
It is a chance to rub elbows with decision makers and see new innovation in software and IT.

Sampling of Panels
==================
- What the heck is eMarketing?
- Introduction to Lean Software Development
- Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
- Putting a Stop to Social Engineering
- Improving Application Performance Over the WAN
- Wireless Mobility: Un-Tether Yourself from the Office
- Understanding and Fighting Malware: Spyware, Viruses and Rootkits
- Test-Driven Development:New Excellence in IT Software Delivery
- The Power of "Factory Thinking" in Sales and Marketing
- Improving Security Risk Assessments
- Viral Marketing - The Next Strain of eMarketing
- Running IT as a Business
- The SBIR Program: Seed Funding for Innovators
- Search Engine Marketing Malpractice: How to Spot, and Avoid, the Scams
- Identity Management
- Analysis in Action: Using Web Analytics to Drive Sales and Revenue
- Leveraging IP Communications to Drive Business Productivity
- Risk Management Lifecycle & Defense In Depth Security

Also of Note
============
- Austin IT Executive Awards & Content
- ATC Partnering Conference
- Data Storage - Disaster Recovery
- Innovation Panels

Sponsors
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IBM, Sprint, Vignette, Time Warner, McAfee, Microsoft, Austin Technology Council, Oracle, Austin Business Journal

Anyone has time to do some training?
Sunday, October 16 2005 @ 08:27 PM UTC
Contributed by: leblanc
Views: 417
Training

I would like to see if anyone can speak about the following topics. IEEE comsoc @ A&M will pay for your travel expenses...and a lil extra... for sharing your thoughts and experience. http://comsoc.tamu.edu

Here's the topics we are interested in:

  • linux clustering for mass processing practical + ( render farms http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1847411,00.asp ) - I've seen websites where you can register your computer to process stuff when in idle how do you create a job manager.
  • Creating Network games - with example source code
  • creating a mixed linux + windows network (dual boot) - manage user profiles; registry setting; lock down options samba, ldap/active directory + exchange/sendmail, Microsoft's SMS (does linux have something similar?), backups raid/Nas, remote desktop, remote assistance, vpn - corporate environment style networks (stream line deployment)
  • setup a network that broadcast, another network to unicast - call centers, another network to multicast - tools in setting up these style of networks
  • Theory/Current Solutions for traffic engineering good to know
  • Principles in server replication + databases to balance server loads
  • Dns bind -
  • Create network attacks, and best methods in preventing http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/ en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en -us/cnet/cndb_ips_ddui.asp
  • connecting to services through gateways http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnnetspeech /html/teleph101.asp
  • creating scalable api's for remote web services (google map, google search ..ect)
  • methods in embedded design, integrating normal pcs to be the control system

You don't have to know it all... we're good people.. so we'll take care of you if you decide to visit us in college station.

My talents: server and client side web developer.

  • PHP GOD
  • CSS GOD
  • XML Advanced
  • Javascript Intermediate - learning OOP for JS currently - wierd when your comming from server side
contact me at leblanc [at] tamu dot edu or go to http://comsoc.tamu.edu and use the contact form anyone wanting to learn stuff similar to what i already know... just send me an email.. i also got some stuff here: leblanc.blogsydrome.com and theres a lot of cool stuff here: http://sitepoint.com http://devshed.com

Call for Papers: PyCon 2006
Saturday, October 08 2005 @ 08:28 AM UTC
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views: 553
General News PyCon 2006 is looking for proposals to fill the formal presentation tracks. PyCon 2006 will be held February 24-26 2006 in Addison, Texas (near Dallas).

For 2006, we're especially interested in tutorial presentations that will teach conference-goers something new and useful. Can you show attendees how to: use a module? explore a Python language feature? package an application?

The deadline for proposals is October 31st. Please see the Call for Proposals for more information and for instructions.


Server Maintenance Update
Thursday, September 01 2005 @ 05:44 PM UTC
Contributed by: caperry
Views: 1098
LUG Business Slowly but surely, the upgrades are getting there. The OS upgrade went well - however there was hardware failure and I'm still recovering from that. The gory details are inside this story, including what has yet to be done.

Server Outage This Weekend
Friday, August 26 2005 @ 02:16 PM UTC
Contributed by: caperry
Views: 379
LUG Business ALG's server will be undergoing maintenance this weekend, starting tonight and ending Sunday morning. There will be interruptions in web and mail services. Sorry for the inconvienence.

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