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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%
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The Lounge What is on Your Mind? What do you do for a living?
# 15  
Old 11-19-2009
Solutions architect. I plan stuff out and someone else does the leg work. However I've done Embedded C developement and systems administration (unix and linux).
frustin
# 16  
Old 11-19-2009
Oops, you could have given multiple choice..
# 17  
Old 11-23-2009
I really wish there was an other option....

I am technically, TIS (technical information services) level II as my job title. What I actually do, is a plethora of things in a 1:1 deployment. I work for public education in a 1:1 macbook environment. Every high school student and teacher, as well as administrators and directors all have their own Macbook/Macbook Pro. I have 6,000 Macbooks, about 2,000+ Mac desktops, and 33 or so Xserves.

Now for all my responsibilities....

-Systems Administrator
-Network Administrator
-Directory Administrator (LDAP and Open Directory)
-Server Administrator
-Package creation and deployment
-Image creation and Deployment
-Casper Administrator
-End user support
-internal documentation and training
-Making very crappy developed products work on the Macs (mostly edu apps)
-stop the sky from falling
-Maintenance and repair on all that is Mac


So basically, whenever something needs to get fixed, pushed out, deployed, or created it generally falls in my lap. I also have to do end user support as well. The good news is, I am never bored since I do almost everything, the bad news is, I have to do everything. I do wish I could specialize in other things at times, but I do like the ability to have my hands in almost everything. To be honest, I like doing most things myself, that way it gets done my way and almost always right the first time.
# 18  
Old 11-23-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlarkin
I really wish there was an other option....

I am technically, TIS (technical information services) level II as my job title. What I actually do, is a plethora of things in a 1:1 deployment. I work for public education in a 1:1 macbook environment. Every high school student and teacher, as well as administrators and directors all have their own Macbook/Macbook Pro. I have 6,000 Macbooks, about 2,000+ Mac desktops, and 33 or so Xserves.

Now for all my responsibilities....

-Systems Administrator
-Network Administrator
-Directory Administrator (LDAP and Open Directory)
-Server Administrator
-Package creation and deployment
-Image creation and Deployment
-Casper Administrator
-End user support
-internal documentation and training
-Making very crappy developed products work on the Macs (mostly edu apps)
-stop the sky from falling
-Maintenance and repair on all that is Mac


So basically, whenever something needs to get fixed, pushed out, deployed, or created it generally falls in my lap. I also have to do end user support as well. The good news is, I am never bored since I do almost everything, the bad news is, I have to do everything. I do wish I could specialize in other things at times, but I do like the ability to have my hands in almost everything. To be honest, I like doing most things myself, that way it gets done my way and almost always right the first time.
sounds like technical support to me. *shrug*
frustin
# 19  
Old 11-23-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by frustin
sounds like technical support to me. *shrug*
I only do a small part of end user support though. The bulk of my job is administration. Then again my job title is pretty broad as well. Either way, I have some fun for the most part at work. Always something new to challenge me.
# 20  
Old 11-24-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by frustin
sounds like technical support to me. *shrug*
Sounds like what we used to call "technical support" as well.
# 21  
Old 11-25-2009
Worked in an outsourced NOC(Network operation center) for a Global firm. Got tired following SOP(Standard operating procedures) so moved to US for a management degree in information systems hoping that someday I will get to write those SOP's. Badly betrayed by fate( recession) managed to get into a software job( after a lot of struggle)where i now work as database analyst writing stored procedures and shell scripts.Smilie

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