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Monday, October 22, 2007

Unix System Administrator Requisition - Yahoo!






Unix System Administrator Requisition ID 8699 Location Burbank, CA

Description Yahoo offers essential marketing services for companies doing
business online. Our group's search-based products and tools help businesses
connect with highly motivated customers. Yahoo is responsible for providing
solutions to advertisers and publishers for all aspects of advertisements
such as planning tools, inventory management, forecasting, campaign
management, optimizations, and reporting. We have several billion
transactions happening every day.

We manage the infrastructure for all of the Advertiser and Publisher Group's
revenue-generating services. We are responsible for the volume and the
quality of all Search and Advertising applications related to
revenue-generating services, their operations, and growth. This includes
global operations and production facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. Our
primary goals are to support the growth of the company's revenue and product
portfolio while minimizing operating costs and maintaining consistent
service levels.

Within Production Engineering, the System Administration team is responsible
for managing the hardware, operating systems and core services on tens of
thousands of systems in the Yahoo! production environment. The ideal
candidate will have 5+ years of experience in a Unix (Linux, FreeBSD and
Solaris) environment. The position requires an individual with the ability
to self-guide through projects, and to provide technical guidance and
support as a part of the Production Engineering team.


Position: Unix Systems Administrator
Req #: 8699
Location: Burbank, CA


Responsibilities:

. Remote administration and deployment of servers
. Initial and on-going system configuration and security analysis
. Performance monitoring and analysis.
. Produce documentation related to deployment, management and administrative
processes.
. Participate in an on-call support rotation.


Minimum Qualifications:

. 5+ years maintaining and supporting Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and
4)
. Experience maintaining and supporting FreeBSD (FreeBSD 4.x and 6.x)
. Experience maintaining and supporting Solaris (Solaris 8 and 9)
. Experience working with centralized management tools managing thousands of
systems
. Performance tuning
. PXE/Kickstart, JumpStart
. Perl and shell scripting
. Experience working remotely with systems
. Experience configuring and maintaining secure systems
. Experience working with CVS
. Knowledge of staging and testing new products
. Experience creating and maintaining operational documentation
. IP networking knowledge
. x86 and SPARC hardware configuration
. RAID setup and management

Preferred Skills:
. Oracle RAC
. BIND
. Postfix
. NTP


To apply for this position, please apply online or email your resume in
text, MS Word or HTML format to careers@yahoo-inc.com. The subject line of
your email must include this JOB ID: 8699.

Yahoo offers competitive compensation packages that include equity (stock
options & stock units). We also have great benefits including: a matching
401K program and lots of perks such as: an onsite gym membership, onsite
masseuse, employee cafeteria, game room, snack bar, and FREE sodas and
gourmet coffees. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified
candidates.

About Yahoo!


Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most
trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online
products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of
tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users
around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to
search all of our openings, please visit http://careers.yahoo.com.

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