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Yes, I see positions like that all the time. It's a small firm. They need an admin. It's not a full time role but it is the primary responsibility, so they have you do coding on the side. Also, many sys admins don't know how to manage web servers but many developers do. Before talking the job ask yourself is this is where you want to grow your career.
I've no problems claiming SysAdmin experience. I feel that I'm never going to produce software that runs effectively/efficiently unless I periodically get a chance to see how the hardware's being abused.
I've seen a few "app admin" positions advertised in this state. Usually meaning they want 6 years WebLogic admin experience.
And BTW, also Solaris admin experience, extensive J2EE coding experience, plus 5 years RUP.
Starting salary $35K. Ending salary also $35K.
I'm not joking, alas.
Sometimes the only way things ever got fixed is because people became uncomfortable.
Originally posted by Robert Chisholm: I'm not keen to get "Sys Amin" on my resume. Have you heard of any other "titles" for such a thing? Maybe I can convince the company to change the job title.
I haven't but perhaps you can make your own title. Granted, when I'm skimming resumes, I look at the title and glance at one or two descriptions--some bad titles can hurt you. But once in the interview, I drill down into what the tasks were and how much time was spent on each. Ask youself, at an interview 2-3 years from now, how comfortable you would be describing the role to a potential employer, as it was described to you? Do you think it would help your career, both for your next step and/or long term?
Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit
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