Friday, February 28, 2014

Need a job?

So we're seriously in need of some good people (well, we're always interested in good people). If you or someone you know is a Linux or FreeBSD or Solaris or illumos person and would be interested in a support role, shoot me a resume at

Prior ZFS and/or illumos/Solaris experience is a plus, but it is not required. Some of our best people came over with a purely Linux background, others had Solaris experience but had never touched ZFS, etc. What is necessary is:

  • an excellent work ethic (the job is likely telecommute, depending on your location)
  • prior experience and no problem crunching cases in a support queue & handling customer-facing phone calls/GTM's
  • grace under pressure
  • experience dealing directly with customers, including during stressful periods for them
  • a genuine desire to help people with their issues
  • excellent communication skills & ability to work well with a global team
  • quick learner & self learner (training and skill transfer from teammates is of course available/provided, but sometimes you need to find an answer now and you need to be comfortable doing that)
  • ability to deal with an occasionally flexible schedule
  • ok with very occasional travel requirements (generally to Nexenta offices/events)
  • console (bash) skills (comfortable with shells and common GNU tools [grep/awk/sed/etc]) needed - sysadmin and/or devops experience desired
  • skill at one or more common scripting languages (Python, Perl, Ruby, bash, etc) strongly desired
  • ability to at least partially read & understand C code desirable
Looking for L2 and L3 (we have plenty of open positions).