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Hi folks -

Thought it might be entertaining to enjoy for a moment the case of
mistaken identity that gave me this in my inbox briefly (follows).  Hard
on its heels came this from the mailing list scouring, bonus-hungry Ravi

> Hi Andy
>
> Sorry, I wrongly assumed you worked at Redhat
> Please accept my humble apologies[1] - havent had my coffee yet this
> morning.....  :-)
>
> Cheers!

I confess - prior to being ejected by the decaffinated Ravi - I ran a
special dream movie about being relocated by PURE MONEY, untainted by
any human influence, to some cocktail-sipping otherworld where Geeks
stride mightily over the land, revered by all, toasted by Zurich
society, lusted after by hot women, sycophanted up to the eyebrows, etc.

Dave Jones wrote about a similar attack on RHAT staff (although he had
the advantage of the offers being genuine)

http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/35615.html

-Andy

[1] Yeah apologies accepted ya bastard.  Enjoy the cocktails.



Hi Andy

I understand that you are working as a Compile Engineer at Redhat.

My name is Ravi Pindiproli and I am a Recruiter for the SRE (Site
Reliability Engineering) Group at Google.  This is the most dynamic,
challenging and fun group at Google.  The SRE group is responsible for
our Google website from start to finish and it is different from the
Operations group.



I wanted to ping you to see if you may be interested in opportunities in
our SRE group at Google.   We are constantly seeking Extraordinary
developers and UNIX (Linux) experts such as yourself to join our
exciting team and growing organization.   We have positions open in the
USA in Mountain View (CA), Santa Monica (CA), New York (NY), and
Kirkland (WA) as well as Dublin (Ireland), Zurich (Switzerland) and
Bangalore, India and we could relocate you to any of these locations of
your choice.  I am enclosing job descriptions of two positions that I
feel may be a great match for you.



If you feel that either of these positions is something that may be of
interest to you, please send me an email so we can schedule a time for
me to call you to speak with you to discuss more details.  I hope you
are not bothered by my networking attempt. If you are not interested or
available, but would like to forward my name and contact information to
your friends or colleagues, I would be most delighted.



Thanks Andy and hope to hear from you soon.



Cheers!



Unix System & Applications Administrator, Google.com

Are you:

·... a seasoned Unix jockey, database wizard, performance specialist,
networking guru, and code slinger all rolled into one?

·... looking for the next cool problem to solve, in a fast-paced and
engineering-driven environment?

·... into writing scripts which perform practically the entire job you
once held earlier in your career?

·... entertained in your off hours by taking things apart just to see
how they work? Are you successful putting them back together when you're
done?

·... excited by the idea of making Google even faster, more reliable,
more available,  more – well, Googly?

If you answered "Yes" to more than three of the above questions, you may
be our kind of sysadmin! Keep reading.

Google.com team members are involved in every facet of Google's
production site.  From design issues to troubleshooting, from
performance analysis to capacity planning, from DNS to networking to
application [mis]behavior, Google.com engineers are ultimately
responsible for making sure that Google always works.  We take that
responsibility very very seriously, but if you think you've got what it
takes then we're eager to talk with you.

Working in the Google.com team, you will wear many hats: first
responder, performance analyst, service architect, system/database
administrator, capacity planner, tools developer, monitoring expert, and
technical evangelist, for Google's entire production site



-------------------------------------------------------

In this role you will need:

•Expertise in Unix system adminstration, including configuration,
troubleshooting, and automation;

•Fluency in at least one scripting/coding language;

•Experience running high-traffic web services, including requirements &
capacity analysis, service configuration, monitoring & troubleshooting,
and change management;

•Strong understanding of IP networking, including  familiarity with the
functionality, operating, and failure modes of common networking
devices, and the ability to analyze network  behavior, performance and
application issues using standard tools like tcpdump.

Qualifications:

•3 - 5 years experience with Unix systems administration (5-15 years for
Sr. position)

•Solid scripting skills in Shell, PHP, Perl or Python.

•Proven technical troubleshooting and performance tuning experience.

•Experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment.

•Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests.

•Tack-sharp analytical abilities.

•A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

•Fluent written communication and unusual verbal agility are strong assets.

•SQL experience a plus, MySQL a plusplus.

•Experience leading short projects involving outside teams is a plus.

•BA/BS in CS or related field, or equivalent experience.







Senior Software Engineer, Google.com


Are you part ace coder, part adrenaline 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 engineering team. Google.com engineers are in the thick
of everything involved with keeping Google running, from code-level
troubleshooting of service anomalies to safeguarding the availability of
our most popular  services; from monitoring and response to building new
automation infrastructure to balancing the desire for change management
with the need for stability.  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. We tackle
challenging, novel situations every day, and work with just about every
other engineering and operations team at Google in the process.



In this role you will need:

•Expertise in coding, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale
distributed systems.

•Experience in a high-volume or critical production service environment.

•Strong understanding of IP networking, including the ability to analyze
network  behavior, performance and application issues using standard
tools like tcpdump.



Qualifications:

•6-15+ years experience for Senior Software Engineer position, or 3-8
years experience for Software Engineer position

•3+ years developing web-based applications.

•Expertise in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis.

•Fluency in one or more of: C, C++, Java.

•Fluency in one of more of: Shell, PHP, Perl or Python.

•Ability to handle periodic on-call duty as well as out-of-band requests.

•Solid working knowledge of Unix, preferably Linux.

•Tack-sharp analytical abilities.

•A strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

•Fluent written communication and unusual verbal agility are strong assets.

•SQL experience a plus, MySQL a plusplus.

•Experience leading short projects involving outside teams is a plus.

•BA/BS in CS, MS or PhD are preferred.





Ravi Pindiproli
G O O G L E
Technical Sourcer, SRE
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy,
Bldg., 43
Mountain View, CA 94043
650-253-7888: Direct



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