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I am a professional recruiter and I have been recruiting in the IT Industry for over 14 years focusing on high level Network/Infrastructure Skill Sets. I always have a need for Strong Linux Admins, but we have a tough time finding great candidates. I am just curious where you go to look in the Silicon Valley when you are looking for a new opportunity?
I feel that this question should have been posted in Linux - General forum.
But anyway, first of all, I would like to ask you that what do you mean by 'great' candidates? You can post your requirement, which includes details of candidate's overall work experience, knowledge of the domain, skiils set, what you expect from him/her etc., thru various mediums like online job portals, company's own job portal, various job consulting firms etc.
Last edited by shivaa; 03-01-2013 at 10:46 AM.
A great candidate would be someone who has 4+ years of Linux experience in large, Enterprise types of environments. Must have strong troubleshooting skills and be able to do server builds, security updates, software installs etc. They should have some experience with storage (NAS and SAN) as well as experience with VMware. They should also have systems administration-level knowledge of HTTP/Apache, DNS/BIND, SSH, SNMP, NFS, Perl and/or Shell and Puppet.
I would suggest locating local Linux user groups. Attend a meeting, see how they interact.
I would suggest caution about mentioning you are a head hunter (you might get mobbed), but say you are interested in Linux.
You will likely get an initial lots of attention, though not necessarily from those you would want. It also might take a few meetings... But those that give demonstrations, help with install problems...
If the group is associated with a college/university you should be able to identify a faculty/staff person responsible that may also give you better information and help... though you might find a good intern this way, you can also find assistants/grad students that may be exactly what you are looking for.