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Linux Engineer at McAfee in Sunnyvale, CA

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Linux Engineer at McAfee in Sunnyvale, CA
June 06, 2008 01:28PM
Company: McAfee
Website: [www.McAfee.com]
Position: Linux Engineer
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

McAfee creates best-of-breed computer security solutions that span large enterprises, governments, small- and medium-sized businesses, and consumers, helping prevent intrusion on networks and protecting computer systems from the next generation of blended attacks and threats. These next-generation threats attack on multiple levels of the network infrastructure. McAfee offers in-depth protection-from the network core, to perimeter defense to complete desktop security.

The company was recently named Best Employer in CMP Media’s Software Development Reader’s Choice Awards along with being chosen the Best Software Company at the CompTIA Breakaway Conference.


Install software, apply patches, manage file systems, monitor performance and troubleshoot alerts from commercial, open source and locally developed monitoring tools.
System failure analysis and recovery; insuring the consistency and integrity of file systems.
Business continuity planning;
Hardware/software configuration; and management
Liaison with professional services teams, operations personnel, and field service personnel
Technical support and general troubleshooting
Support 100+ servers in a 24x7 data center.
Manage and lead hardware and software migration and upgrade efforts of varying size and complexity.


Knowledge, Skills, and Expertise: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of own professional discipline. Requires in-depth understanding of the purpose and operations outside own area. Understands internal/external client; may require awareness of external trends and best practices.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Helps others in clarifying somewhat complex problems; adapts or modifies established approaches. Identifies and selects appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions. Balances competing short- and long-term goals within one's area in alignment with the larger area's direction and objectives.
Collaboration: Actively seeks help in gathering resources, solicits input, and uses a variety of techniques to reach a solution. Leads groups in setting goals and monitors progress. Identifies need for outside support.
Communication Effectiveness: Writes and presents reports, contracts and/or proposals for internal and/or external audiences. Interprets other viewpoints and assimilates them into work processes. Formally transfers technical or administrative knowledge to others.
Decision Making: Decision making guided by precedents and objectives. Makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a project or client base.
Influencing and Leading: Serves as a mentor/developmental advisor and/or training resource to less experienced staff, providing an example with regard to quality of work. May ensure that others comply with established standards within one's own work unit. May provide guidance in routine tasks.
Responsibility and Accountability: Help manage 100+ servers running RedHat Linux, work significantly affects multiple units within a single department. Job has short- to intermediate-term impact. Follows departmental procedures to complete work, but may recommend changes to departmental processes. Often prioritizes own work; work is reviewed at key stages by manager/administrative officer or team. Anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for change.


In-depth knowledge of RedHat, KickStart, Nagios, Bind, iptables, nfs
5 yrs professional systems maintenance experience in a Unix data center environment
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong experience with system management tools, logical file systems, and client/server environments.
In-depth hardware configuration knowledge
Shell programming expertise
Network experience
Strong troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated initiative and team work competencies
Ability to communicate technical issues

Submit your resume to: terry_gautier@mcafee.com

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