[Python-au] FW: Python, Google and... You?

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Wed Apr 13 00:16:23 CEST 2005


Another opportunity to move? :)
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From: mailman-bounces at python.net [mailto:mailman-bounces at python.net]On
Behalf Of Jeff Polo
Sent: Wednesday, 13 April 2005 7:00 AM
To: python-au-owner at python.net
Subject: Python, Google and... You?


Hello Mark,

My name is Jeff Polo, and I'm a recruiter with Google.  We're currently
looking for Unix/Linux experts with strong Python skills for several
positions in Mountain View, California as well as a number of openings in
Dublin, Ireland.  I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post
this information to your Australia Python User Group mailing list, or
otherwise let your members know about these opportunities. If so, I've
pasted a couple of representative job descriptions below.  If it's not
possible, I completely understand, and realize that some technical forums
choose not to advertise job opportunities.

If you're able to distribute this information to your members, be assured
that these are real and excellent opportunities, and that I will respond to
all that apply to my email address.   Google is looking for the best in
engineering talent, and I'm sure a number of your members have the skills
that match up with some of our openings.  Please feel free to call or email
with any questions, and thanks in advance for your consideration and time.


Sincerely,
Jeff

Jeff Polo
Google Staffing
Office: 650-623-4767
JPolo at Google.com


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Senior Software Engineer/Unix System & Network Administrator, Google.com
(SRE)
Positions based in Mountain View, CA and in our European Operations HQ in
Dublin, Ireland.

Are you part ace coder, part adrenalin junkie? Do you have a knack for
seeing a problem and immediately discerning the likely solution? Maybe
you've been coding for years, are bored with the old
design-build-review-test-ship-repeat routine, and yearn for some
faster-paced challenges? Or perhaps you're a seasoned software engineer who
is also a genius at jockeying networks and administering UNIX clusters.

We're looking for top-notch thrill seeking, software engineers to join the
Google.com team. Google.com engineers are in the thick of everything
involved with keeping Google running, from code-level troubleshooting of
traffic anomalies to maintenance of our most cutting edge services; from
monitoring and alerts to building new automation infrastructure. We are
aggressively building this elite team of high level engineers in this
mission critical environment. All team members must have strong analytical
and troubleshooting skills, fluency in coding, good communication skills,
and most of all enthusiasm for tackling the complex problems of scale which
are uniquely Google. Google.com engineers tackle challenging, novel
situations every day, and work with just about every other engineering and
operations team in the process.

Qualifications:
Strong programming/scripting skills in any of the following: C, C++, Java,
Perl, Python.
Senior Level experience with Unix system administration.
Strong understanding of networking; understanding of how to isolate,
diagnose, and resolve service delivery components (service delivery
components include servers, networks, and applications); be familiar with
the functionality, operating, and failure modes of key networking devices
(routers, switches, bridges, firewalls, hardware load balancers); be able to
identify networking as the potential cause of a service issue using
server-resident tools to generate this data (tcpdump, ping, traceroute,
etc.); familiarity in interpreting the output of these tools; familiarity
with common network topologies, protocols, and tools; have some notion of
common network security exploits -- and their remedies; understanding of
troubleshooting at the packet level.
Strong project management skills, especially in deploying live end-user
systems.
In-depth knowledge of Unix (preferably Linux), and shell scripting.
Proven technical troubleshooting experience.
Excellent analytic ability, strong communication skills, and a strong sense
of urgency.
Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests.
6-15+ years experience for Senior SWE position, or 3-8 years experience for
SWE position.
BA/BS in CS, or equivalent experience.
For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of
your resume jpolo at google.com.  Important: The subject field of your email
must include Senior Software Engineer/Unix System & Network Administrator,
Google.com (SRE) - Mountain View or Senior Software Engineer/Unix System &
Network Administrator, Google.com (SRE) - EU Headquarters
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Senior Systems Administrator/Architect, Google.com (SRE)

Position based in Mountain View, CA.
Are you a detail-oriented systems professional, seasoned Unix jockey,
Internet services architect, database whiz, performance analyst, or software
engineer, at the top of your game?
Looking for the next cool problem to solve, in a fast-paced and
engineering-driven environment?
Can you write a script or application that performs practically the entire
job you once held earlier in your career?
Does your idea of a good time involve taking things apart just to see how
they work? Are you successful putting them back together when you're done?
Can you help achieve increased Availability, Reliability, Uptime, and
Quality? (for our systems and services, naturally)
If you answered "Yes" to more than three of the above questions, you may
have what it takes. Keep reading.

Google.com Engineers are involved in all aspects of running our site. From
design to debug, from architecture to applications, Google.com engineers
spend their time troubleshooting problems in large-scale clustered
application service environments, and focus on making continual improvements
to our services.

Working for Google.com, you will wear many hats: performance analyst,
service architect, system/database administrator, capacity planner, tools
developer, monitoring expert, and technical evangelist, for all components
of Google.com's services.

This position requires a passion for problem solving, deep understanding of
networks, operating systems, multi-tiered Internet services, and the ability
to learn new applications and concepts quickly. Strong scripting skills are
essential.

Requirements:
3+ years experience in Unix or Linux Systems Administrator.
Experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment.
Strong understanding of networking; understanding of how to isolate,
diagnose, and resolve service delivery components (service delivery
components include servers, networks, and applications); be familiar with
the functionality, operating, and failure modes of key networking devices
(routers, switches, bridges, firewalls, hardware load balancers); be able to
identify networking as the potential cause of a service issue using
server-resident tools to generate this data (tcpdump, ping, traceroute,
etc.); familiarity in interpreting the output of these tools; familiarity
with common network topologies, protocols, and tools; have some notion of
common network security exploits -- and their remedies; understanding of
troubleshooting at the packet level.
Skilled in leading projects, especially in deploying live end-user systems.
Proven technical troubleshooting experience.
Database administration experience a plus.
Programming or debugging of web applications running under Java VM.
In-depth knowledge of Linux, networking, and shell scripting.
Knowledge of Python programming a plus.
Experience with MySQL a plus.
Programming and troubleshooting skills in C/C++ and/or Java a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests.
BA/BS in Computer Science or a related technical discipline.

For immediate consideration, please send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of
your resume to jpolo at google.com. Important: The subject field of your email
must include Senior Systems Administrator/Architect, Google.com (SRE) -
Mountain View.








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