This just showed up today…

The ideal candidates will have the following:
• 3-5 years of hands-on Linux experience in a production or data center environment
• 2+ years with high availability topologies in both routing and switching layers
• 2+ years experience with Layer 3 technologies: IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, VRRP, QoS
• 2+ years experience with Network authentication protocols: TACACS, RADIUS.
• 2+ years experience with storage (RAID,NFS, iSCSI) and networking concepts (TCP/IP, SSH, DNS, and DHCP).
• 2+ years firewall management (ideally in a large traffic environment)
• Two year degree or equivalent experience required, CCNE or CCNP a plus
• Basic knowledge and understanding of MSTP and VLANs
• Proficiency in at least one or more scripting languages such as Bash, Perl, or Python
• Thorough understanding of the LAMP stack and the cPanel/Web Host Manager platform
• Automation and configuration management experience: PXE Boot, Chef, or Puppet
• Knowledge of remote access console technologies: IPMI, ILOM, ILO, or DRAC
• Virtualization technologies: OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, XenServer, KVM, LXC
• Experience with cloud solutions: OpenStack, OnApp, OpSource, or other a plus
• Experience with monitoring tools including Nagios, SNMP, Cacti and Graphite
• Knowledge of security best practices from the user level all the way up to the enterprise network layer. (IPS/IDS, firewalls/access-lists, user security education, application hardening)
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

If anyone walking this planet actually meets all of this I’d be amazed. And even then, the salary would (should) be well within six digits. All I can say is WTF?

This is just the requirements.  I didn’t even mention the duties. Personally, to place all those eggs in one such basket is stupid for any business. Beyond stupid. Its a single point of failure. Lack of depth in all areas. The list goes on.I would not want to be one of their customers.

Are employers really trying to squeeze that much into one paycheck? Exciting work? Maybe. Opportunity to become overwhelmed? Absolutely.

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