Wanna work for Yahoo in Sunnyvale, California? Know someone who might?

Our Infrastructure Development Team is looking to beef up a bit. They are building a distributed monitoring framework and need someone with the right skills to help make it happen.

In other words, you get to help build the eyes and ears that watch our thousands of servers around the world.

Here's the official stuff.

We are looking for a senior software engineer to be part of the Infrastructure Development Team. You will be developing a distributed framework for monitoring the performance and availability of critical infrastructure services throughout Yahoo!. You will work closely with other engineering groups to define their monitoring strategy and help implement the necessary system. The monitoring data collected by this framework would then be fed into the company's SLA monitoring system for generation of availability reports that show up on various performance dashboards.


  • 5+ years proven experience working within Unix environments as a software developer in C/C++ and Perl required
  • 2+ years proven experience developing web applications, SQL or Perl based aggregation scripts within complex development frameworks required
  • Strong architectural design skills with a focus on scalability and efficiency
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical peers and non-technical coworkers alike.

Required Expertise:

  • Unix development
  • Perl, C/C++, MySQL, CVS
  • TCP/IP client/server networking development
  • Apache, Internet Technologies (CGI, HTTP)

Peferred Experience:

  • Unix system level experience, prefer FreeBSD or Linux
  • Monitoring tools including Nagios and RRDTool
  • Large scale internet applications
  • PHP, XML, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Familiar with distributed technologies

If you're interested, send me your resume for job #RX1000008452.

Standard disclaimer: if you get hired and put my name in the right box, I get a referral bonus. And you get a cool job. Fair trade? I think so.

Posted by jzawodn at May 11, 2005 12:22 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:

> I get a referral bonus

How much? If you don't want to be specific, could the bonus buy a CD, an appliance, a car, ...?

on May 11, 2005 03:03 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

A laptop. That's the right ballpark.

on May 11, 2005 03:31 PM
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