What do you do for a living?

View Poll Results: What do you do for a living?
Systems Administrator 78 29.10%
Developer/Engineer 69 25.75%
Other 38 14.18%
Student 31 11.57%
Technical Support 27 10.07%
DBA 9 3.36%
Security Administrator/Engineer 7 2.61%
Project Manager 4 1.49%
Network Administrator 3 1.12%
Instructor/Professor 2 0.75%
Voters: 268. This poll is closed

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# 8  
Old 09-08-2009
Technical support - telecom
# 9  
Old 09-08-2009
My basic work is testing telecommunication products installed on unix . This also involves system testing and scripting.
# 10  
Old 11-17-2009
After 10+ years as a Unix system administrator or engineer, I changed careers in August. I am now a Technical Trainer for Compellent, a SAN storage vendor based in Eden Prairie, MN. I teach courses for our end users and business partners as well as develop and update courses and documentation. It is a big change from being a Unix admin for sure - regular hours, no pager or night/weekend maintenance, getting up in the morning and having to actually function by 8am . . . Smilie But I am liking it so far.

Last edited by rhfrommn; 11-17-2009 at 12:46 PM.. Reason: fix spelling typo
# 11  
Old 11-17-2009
Currently Employed as a UNIX/LINUX systems admin. Working for a software company that hosts 1000's 0f USA based NEWS web sites. I have been a systems admin for 5 years.

All servers are running on RHEL servers with a SYBASE Databases.

# 12  
Old 11-17-2009
All of the above, excluding DBA.

Last edited by jlliagre; 11-17-2009 at 06:15 PM..
# 13  
Old 11-18-2009
  • solaris admin
  • linux admin
  • mysql dba
  • postgres dba
  • php developer
  • script writer
  • nms specialist (opennms)
  • datacenter envivonment and power overseer of sorts
  • and finally what i was actually hired for - datacenter engineer

haha. i have too many roles.
# 14  
Old 11-18-2009
Change Management at a bank...
Previous roles as an HP-UX Admin and Informix DBA
but I have tickered with desktops, laptops and servers since high school
I run dual-boot on my laptop to keep my hands in Unix

Remember those old Compaq(I think it was Compaq) "lunchboxes" with the orange screens and keyboard that attach to the side? That was my first "remote support" device at 300 baud......
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