[Chugalug] Need Part Time Sys Admin(s)

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 17:28:02 UTC 2012


I sent the below email in October, and only heard back from 1 person who
indicated they were interested. I haven't heard back from that person
again, so I thought I'd reach out to the group again, in case any of you
were interested in this.


On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 1:03 PM, David White <dwrudy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Obviously my email question to the list yesterday about hardware
> recommendations for a quiet, small, reliable syslogging machine was really
> popular. </sarcasm> On the flip side, I'm looking at some embedded PCs with
> SSDs right now, and will probably settle on one soon.
>
> Now for the point of this email...
>
> I am looking for someone who could possibly be on hand on an as-needed
> basis to monitor some CentOS servers and keep them running if something
> were to happen (rarely: think - only when I'm travelling, deathly sick, or
> get run over by a bus).
>
> I'd like this person to be local (hence I'm emailing the local Linux
> user's group), and I'd like to meet with this person before hand. An NDA is
> required (as we're dealing with clients' information), and trust worthiness
> is an absolute must.
>
> *Requirements:*
> Experience in CentOS CLI with specific experience configuring and
> maintaining LAMP stack environments, including (specifically):
>
>    - Sign an NDA & noncompete (you won't steal my clients - of course
>    you're welcome to work in the industry on your own stuff... just don't
>    steal my clients)
>    - Postfix + Amavisd-new + Doevecot
>    - Apache
>    - PHP
>    - MySQL
>    - BIND
>    - Some knowledge and common sense in server & private-key security
>
> *The following experience is preferable:*
>
>    - Drupal + Drush
>       - Including installing, configuring, and updating Drupal core as
>       well as contributed modules
>    - Wordpress
>    - SSL certificates
>    - CSF (A firewall platform I like to use)
>    - Nagios
>
>
> It goes without saying that SSH / CLI experience is necessary. Now
> obviously many of you possess these skills. I realize that. I'm not looking
> for the Einstein in server administration. I'm just looking for a reliable
> person I could contact (and put my clients in touch with) in case I'm sick,
> travelling, etc...
>
> Duties would include:
>
>    - Monitoring the servers (I use Nagios for alerts, and soon, will
>    likely be added a 2nd Nagios server for distributed monitoring).
>    - Responding to problems (which occur rarely)
>    - Keeping all information you are provided completely safe and
>    confidential
>    - Cleaning up the mess if the unthinkable happens (I die or get
>    deathly ill)
>       - Yeah, this is a morbid thought. I don't plan on dying any time
>       soon. But I care about my clients, and want to make sure there's good
>       contingency plans in place in case I disappear of the face of this planet.
>
> Email me your resumes and references if you're interested. Again, this
> wouldn't be a lot of work ... it would just be on an as-needed basis. And
> if I call you up, and you're not available for weekend X, then no big deal
> - I'll find someone else... I just want a good team in place.
>
> Thanks,
> David
>
> --
> - David White -
> Smooth Stone Services *(soon to be CENTS)*
> *Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting *
> *Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide*
>
> Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.com
> New Website (coming soon): http://developCENTS.com
>
>


-- 
- David White -
Smooth Stone Services *(soon to be CENTS)*
*Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting *
*Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide*

Existing Website: http://www.smoothstoneservices.com
New Website (coming soon): http://developCENTS.com
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