Contract Linux Admin

Merrill Oveson moveson at
Mon Nov 1 10:08:12 MDT 2010

pay scale?

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Clint Savage <herlo1 at> wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Recently, I started a Linux system administration training and
> consulting company, called Purple Atom.  Right now, it's just me and
> one other guy part-time.  However, we got this pretty awesome contract
> who wants us to work pretty much full-time at their location in Park
> City, though I have worked remote a couple times.  Anyway, the job is
> pretty awesome, and I'm interested in someone who would want a
> contract-to-hire position.  I've included the description below, so if
> you are interested, please send me your resume and rate to
> jobs at
> Here's the details:
> Thanks,
> Clint
> --
> Linux System Administrator
> Purple Atom is an IT systems consulting and training company,
> specializing in Automation using Open Source software.
> We are seeking a talented LAMP system administrator to help manage our
> client’s web infrastructure.  The position is a contract, full-time,
> position for our client in Park City with a potential for full-time
> employment.  You will be tasked with managing the entire hosting
> infrastructure across development, staging and production
> environments.  Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion
> for technology, a penchant for security and expert-level system
> administration skills. Your work will include recommending, upgrading
> and maintaining current Linux systems, database administration
> (MySQL), source control administration (Subversion/Git) and network
> security, among other things.
> Required Skills
>    * Enterprise level Linux expert w/ experience in load-balanced web
> servers. We use CentOS 5.  In-depth experience with another
> distribution is a plus.
>    * MySQL administration & tuning.  We have a replicated MySQL
> setup, and we'll want you to hit the ground running.
>    * Subversion/Git administration. We use both, and we'll need to
> have you support both.
>    * Network & System Security. Enterprise level network/system
> security experience is a must.
>    * Automation Experience. We believe in automating tasks to make
> our work easier, and we'll want you to play a key role in helping us
> do that.
>    * Bonus: Web development experience. You don't necessarily need to
> be able to hack HTML, PHP & Javascript to do this job, but if you do,
> so much the better.
> Experience
> This is a mid-level position; we're looking for somebody who has at
> least 3 years of Linux system administration experience.  Previous
> work with high volume websites a plus.
> Other Details
> Our client is a fast paced, well-known retail company with 200% growth
> year-over-year. You will work in a fun and creative environment with a
> talented group of individuals.  Excitement at every corner with
> interesting challenges and opportunities to grow.
> The position is on-site 4-5 days a week, with possible telecommuting
> 1-2 days a week.  The position requires candidates to be in an on-call
> rotation.
> How to Apply
> If you are interested in this full-time, contract position, please
> send your resume and rates to jobs at
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