[Chicago-talk] OT: job(s) posting

Jason Rexilius jason at hostedlabs.com
Mon Dec 10 08:44:27 PST 2007

Hey everyone!

   Forgive the job spam here but its slightly different from a standard 
job posting.

   My company, HostedLABS http://hostedlabs.com/ is looking to solve a 
number of problems and some can be tackled in different ways. The things 
I am looking to do are:

a) sponsor or pay people to work on a couple of open-source projects.

b) part-time work for poor but smart college students.

c) full-time employment with the company (salary + stock).

   So in that context let me describe what I'm looking for:

1) paid open-source project development: port the p0f daemon to an 
apache module.  See http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/p0f.shtml

2) paid open-source project development: djbdns (tinydns) modifications, 
adding two modules or extensions to the NS server. see: 

3) paid open-source project development: further code modifications to 
siege load test tool. see: http://www.joedog.org/JoeDog/Siege

4) part-time work: general linux systems admin work, evening/weekend 
hours. some coding also possible if desired.

5) full-time employment:

I really need at least two developers and one hard-core systems engineer 
(more than just SA).

The software development roles can be different but I have a general 
need for the following:

- low-level network, OS, filesystem, cluster development, usually in 
C/C++.  Familiarity with libraries such as Spread http://www.spread.org/ 
hack in Erlang, work on VFS or distributed lock managers. etc.  Just 
call it core development.

- systems management software development, Python, perl &| C/C++ where 
called for.  Self awareness and overall management of everything from IP 
space and network stacks to code deployment and system versioning.  SVN 
interface, OS tools usage, heartbeat libraries, rsync, etc. etc.  Call 
it large scale system management.

- web library and framework internals development, PHP. perl, python and 
Ruby.  Re-writing modules or libraries, hacking packages (such as 
Rails), etc.  There may be some C/C++ in the mix for some of these. This 
category is web library development.

For the systems engineer, knowledge of linux internals, virtuialization, 
advanced networking, building OS from scratch, cluster and grid 
filesystems, cluster computing, PXE boot, etc.  Lots of fun stuff to 
play with.  Architecture and design of large scale systems is on the plate.

Really looking for smart people who want to build really cool technology 
in a start-up environment.  For those of you who know me or have heard 
any of my talks you know that there is a global footprint component to 
this and there may be some travel involved on the systems side.

Thats it for now.  Thanks for reading and hope to see you all at the 
next event!


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