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[vox-jobs] Linux Systems Engineer, San Jose

----- Forwarded message from Robert McFarlane <bob@axcient.com> -----

AXCIENT has begun its search for a Development Team to help us reach our
goal of market leadership in the Data Backup and Storage Industry.  Our
technology and service offerings are truly unmatched in the industry, and,
with your help, we know that we can quickly reach our goals. We are
currently looking to fill our Lead Linux Systems Engineer position and are
hoping you would be interested.

Axcient offers the first plug-and-play data protection service to make
business continuity and online backup simple for small and medium sized
businesses (SMB). It incorporates an onsite data backup and replication
management appliance with offsite cloud-based storage and services,
delivering a secure and cost-effective way to ensure uptime and data

Stealth Start-up Company offers opportunity for Long-Term Wealth.
Solid Investors and Available Venture Capital assures Growth Potential and
Long-Term Stability.
Innovative Technology and Product Offering will quickly lead to market
Proven Management Team with strong industry and engineering background
enables Strategic Execution and Market Permanence.
Unmatched industry Value Proposition ensures full sales pipeline.

Troubleshoot complex Windows networking issues.
Debug and Enhance Linux system utilities.
Create internal utilities to troubleshoot and manage the Uptiva appliance.
Administer System / Networking using Linux tools (backup / restore).
Evaluate new Linux open source projects for use with Uptiva appliance.

This description provides only a glimpse of the opportunity that is
available from Axcient.  With this position you will be at the forefront in
continuing the future growth of our company.  Please take this into account
when deciding if this opportunity is right for you.  If you are interested
and we hope you are, please contact us at the numbers listed below to
further discuss this opportunity.  

Position Description:
Develop / enhance Linux system components for the Uptiva (appliance)
application.  Work with Product Marketing and Sales to understand product
requirements.  Mentor other team members.  Reports to the VP of Engineering.
Technical tasks include:

Required Technology Skills:
C, Python and Perl programming experience
Shell / Bash scripting experience
Windows/Linux networking experience (TCP, Samba, CIFS)
Experience working with Ubuntu / Debian Linux distribution

Desired Technology Skills:
Java and SQL programming experience
Building appliance-based software solutions
Building enterprise-class products
Experience with virtualization products (preferably VMWare)

Required Experience:
5-10 years programming experience.  Preferably in small company or start-up
Technical  team leadership experience
BS in Computer Science or related degree or equivalent experience
Ideal Personal Characteristics
Technology Savvy -  The ability to come up to speed quickly on new
technologies relative to software in complex, non deterministic systems

Personal Integrity & Initiative - A high-energy individual with sound
judgment who is sensitive to the needs of a small and rapidly growing
company.  Key attributes are intelligence, loyalty, honesty and being a team
player. A self starter with high motivation to 'get the job done'.

Hands-on Orientation - Prepared to be involved in the hands on aspects of
software development.  Will 'roll-up-the-sleeves' and get things done
without the assistance of a large supporting organization. 

Excellent Problem Solving Skills - Ability to crack tough technical problems
quickly when a solution is not immediately obvious. A combination of mental
flexibility, creativity, analytical ability and sound judgment, which is
required to develop and execute against seemingly intractable technical

The important contribution expected of the Lead Linux Systems Engineer is
reflected in an aggressive compensation program, including a salary
commensurate with experience and generous equity which could result in
significant financial upside.

Robert McFarlane
925.292.8197  office
925.719.5330  cell

----- End forwarded message -----

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