Category Archives: Resume

Are you ready to be a System Admin at Oxygen Cloud?

As you know I joined Oxygen Cloud a few months back as Senior System Admin and now as we grow we need more in the Operations team as we get ready to launch our new secret project.

If you have a passion to work at a fast moving company, understand the unique demand of supporting a fully automated scalable backend then you are the person for this job!

Go ahead and submit your resume to me zuhaib.siddique . You can read the full description of the job here:

A Systems Administrator position here at Oxygen encompasses much, much more than just maintaining some Linux servers. You will be given the the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and tools in order to overcome the real-world challenges that accompany the ambitious goal of bringing Oxygen to the masses. We are looking for very smart, very dedicated individuals that like nothing more than to get their hands dirty addressing scaling, performance, and availability challenges across a vast cloud infrastructure. Passion, skill, and a whole lot of Geek Cred are the attributes we are looking for here. Does 90% of your home electric bill come from powering dozens of gadgets and several Linux boxes? Does your idea of a “fun night” involve opening your wireless access up to your bandwidth stealing neighbors, so that you can invert all of their web content? Do you find that your most common thought on a daily basis is “I’ll just write a script for that”? If so, then we want to talk to you. Role/Responsibilities: Manage the day-to-day operations of Oxygen’s infrastructure to ensure smooth 24×7 operation Work closely with Engineering to ensure proper and timely deployment of software to staging and production environments. Use cutting edge methods and technology to identify and solve problems related to performance, scalability, reliability, and availability Develop, implement, and continually improve upon best practice processes and procedures Skills/Experience: 2-4 years of hard core system administration or technical operations experience Very strong knowledge of Linux system administration practices and troubleshooting. Strong passion for Cloud storage and Cloud computing technologies Experience with Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, and cloud services infrastructures Ability to troubleshoot errors and proactively identify issues Demonstrated ability to generate and maintain technical documentation Bonus Skills: Understanding of MySQL performance characteristics and scaling options Knowledge of systems architecture design and implementation Knowledge of configuration management and automation (Chef, Puppet, etc.) Experience with the following tech: Nginx, Ruby, Python, LDAP/AD, DNS/BIND, SSO, SMTP, NFS, Beanstalk, Memcached, SSL Requirements for applying: Tell us what interests you about this position Tell us about a project that you have significantly contributed to and are very proud of E-mail the above and your resume in PDF format to [email protected]

My Resume in Latex!

First little note, this is a post from my old blog that was hosted at typepad.  After seeing the light and moving to wordpress I need to move them here so the links still work =\

After reading a lot about LaTeX, and seeing its powerful use in making documents i decided a good way to learn a lot more about LaTeX is to make a Resume using it.

My Resume: zuhaib-cv-ns.tex, (coming soon), zuhaib-cv-ns.pdf

What is LaTeX? Well if your asking that question, you might want to check the link out. But if you have ever read a computer text book, or any document published from a scientific or computer science community there is a very good chance it was made using LaTeX as it provides you more power over simple WYSIWYG editors like Word, especial for texts involving math equations.

Now a few notes about my resume, first is that i used a lot of sites to help make my resume, looking at other peoples works and referring to The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX. This is a good way to get started in anything new i feel, looking at examples and using texts as references as it can be pretty boring to just read.

Back to my resume for it to work you need to have res.cls but the one i used is an edited version of the one found on CTAN. The changes i made was to remove a badly place page break which would come out if you tried to use itemize for your position description which i wanted to use as i like the bullets. I am calling this version of rel.cls 2.09a and i will be e-mailing it to the original writer and see if i can get this incorporated in to the rel.cls on CTAN.

My Rel.cls: rel.cls

The main tex file was based off the one provided by Jason R. Blevins, with some edits you can see in my tex file like to allow for bullets and to add itemize to position and other changes i liked from other people resumes that i will list below.

My tex editor of choice was actually TextMate for OS X, i liked a lot when working in OS X and the fact it and handle a lot of different type of files from LaTeX to just about anything you can throw at it. If your not on OS X, or dont want to play for TextMate, look at Emacs as that is the granddaddy for LaTeX.

To make the PDF and etc files i used the Makefile again from Jason Blevins file, again edited only to fit my needs

My Makefile: Makefile

That is about it i have for my make file, for more i would tell you to read these sites that helped me a lot besides the one i mentioned early


LaTeX Resume Tips
LaTeX CV Template
The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX
How to Write a Killer Resume (for Software Engineers)

And something for you people that must use word:

Give your résumé a face lift