So I'm a bit loathed to put an ad on Seek because you will get >9000 responses to your general boring advertisement. So I've decided to make it a bit interesting. The main point is the questionnaire - do you reckon its too hard to put people off?
A very fast growing start-up company working in the area of A.I. is looking for a highly skilled, passionate and innovative infrastructure manager to lead the design and setup of its complete infrastructure. The company runs a cloud based service that wraps around its core A.I. functionality. It's SaaS scale everything and massive parallelism/computing - although that sounds more complex than it is, at least at the infrastructure level. Ideal candidates would possess substantial real world experience in working in an infrastructure role and working with a wide variety of systems and areas of IT. We are looking for smart people who understand a lot about the technology they work with but are perhaps sick of corporate IT limiting their innovative streak. Required skills:
ACTUAL Experience with Hadoop, grid computing etc. could be a big help but not absolutely needed. We have a short questionnaire for pre-screening. Please provide answers no longer than one sentence to these questions in your covering letter:
- Extensive networking knowledge including IPv6 (the company's entire global network runs on IPv6)
- Storage - SAN, NAS, object-orientated etc.. Ideally experience with systems like Gluster or Ceph. Understanding the basics like how disks work, disks vs. SSD wearing etc. is important.
- Virtualisation. Experience and knowledge based on any kind of platform e.g. Hyper-V, Vsphere, openstack etc.
- Could keep listing but really its someone with wide but deep experience in a variety of systems. If you think that you have this then apply.
- If I have a IPv6 subnet which is 2300:12cd:4900::/56, how many SLAAC enabled subnets could I have within this?
- If I have a server with 10x 7200RPM SATA disks attached to an LSI 2208 based controller in RAID10 with write back enabled, how many IOPS could I expect?
- CPU speeds are increasing and power usage is dropping as manufacturers like Intel use smaller fabrication methods. When do you think fabrication will drop below 1Nm?
- My datacentre is in the middle of a desert with 0% humidity. Why would I introduce humidity into the air circulating my datacentre even though low humidity could cause less (theoretical) degradation to my hardware?
- I have a 1gbps internet connection but can only download a file from Microsoft's Seattle based servers at 300KBps. Why am I an idiot for complaining to my ISP that I should be getting 100MBps for the download? (this answer can be up to 3 sentences long)