From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ This is an FYI if anyone is interested in work in Knoxville. I believe = she's referring to Scripps Networks which is a good company. I know a = few guys over there and it's a pretty dynamic network they run. I just = checked their site and the job is posted there @ = http://www.scrippsnetworks.com. The recruiter below said she can make = sure resumes get in front of the hiring manager, but I'm just passing = the info along. -B here is the job description: Systems Administrator DUTIES PERFORMED This list of duties is not exhaustive, and duties may be added, deleted = or changed at any time. =95 Install, configure, and support multi-tiered systems = applications. =95 Tune and customize operating systems (Linux, Windows, = VMware) to support specific applications for best performance. =95 Perform root cause analysis of reoccurring application and = system issues. =95 Develop custom scripts using Perl, Python, or other = scripting languages to support system and applications. =95 Identify needs and develop technical standards following = best practices and how they can be best applied in the environment. =95 Implement enterprise level monitoring for internally and = externally hosted services =95 Review performance of the infrastructure, perform trending = analysis, and make recommendations to address capacity needs. =95 Participate in system architectural design, procurement, and = sizing. (Similar to number 6) =95 Perform in a technical and/or team lead role. =95 Lead presentations to technical audiences. =95 Perform hardware and software upgrades, OS patching and = server resources management =95 Implement and verify security settings that meet best = practices and SOX guidelines =95 Support 2nd tier service desk incident management =95 Provide 24/7 support in an on-call rotation. =95 Perform other duties as needed, and as directed by = supervisor. =20 REQUIREMENTS Education: =95 Associates or Bachelors degree preferred Experience: =95 Minimum of 4-6 years Systems Administration experience in = Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and/or Solaris is required. =95 Minimum of 2-5 years experience with VMware, ESXi and = vSphere as well as working knowledge with storage, networking = routing/switching in those environments. =95 Minimum of 2 years experience with IIS, Active Directory, = SQL Server, SharePoint, Apache http servers and Java application = servers, preferably Tomcat, JBoss and/or Glassfish, is required. =95 Minimum of 2 years experience with Microsoft Clustering, = Veritas Cluster Server or other clustering software is required. =95 Minimum of 2 years experience with Perl and/or other = scripting languages is required. Equipment: =95 Midrange X64 Systems, DELL, HP, SUN. License/Certificate: =95 Red Hat Certified Engineer certification a definite plus. =95 Microsoft Certifications a plus =95 ITIL Foundation Certification a plus.=B7 Certificates in any = of the above mentioned a plus. Skills/Abilities: =95 Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team = environment. =95 Good verbal and written communication skills. =95 Ability to train less experienced personnel on = administration tasks and basic troubleshooting techniques. =95 Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical = personnel in person and by telephone in stressful situations. =95 Ability to take lead role in small projects. =95 Some moderate lifting may be required. =95 Occasional overtime may be required. Begin forwarded message: > From: "Timmerman, Nicole" > Subject: Hoping to Network with you in the Knoxville area! > Date: August 27, 2012 11:07:56 AM EDT > To: "email@example.com" >=20 > Hi Bret, > =20 > I was hoping to reach out to your for referrals! I have a Top 10 Media = company looking for an experienced and talented Systems Engineer. Ideal = candidates will have an understanding of Windows and Linux servers as = well as experience with VMware(Red Hat certification is a plus). The = company itself is really cool, they own several cable networks including = HGTV & Food Network to name a couple. One of their core values is = work/life balance. This is a long term contract opportunity sitting in = Knoxville, TN. I know you are happy in your current position but I = didn=92t know if you knew anyone looking? If so, please pass along my = information to any friends or colleagues that you think might be in the = market and open to these opportunities. Thank you in advance for your = time, and I hope to hear back from you soon! > =20 > Thank you! > =20 > =20 > **Career Best Practice- Update your resume every 2 months** > Nicole Timmerman Technical Recruiter - > 408 North Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 325, Knoxville, TN 37923 > 888.768.3953 T 865.292.2379 > F 865.292.2396 M 517.262.5508 >=20 > =20 >=20 > This electronic mail (including any attachments) may contain = information that is privileged, confidential, and/or otherwise protected = from disclosure to anyone other than its intended recipient(s). Any = dissemination or use of this electronic mail or its contents (including = any attachments) by persons other than the intended recipient(s) is = strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please = notify us immediately by reply e-mail so that we may correct our = internal records. Please then delete the original message (including any = attachments) in its entirety. Thank you.