System Admin (UNIX/OpenBSD)

Cupertino, CA 95014

Job Category: IT Job Number: 125681

Job Title:               System Admin (UNIX/OpenBSD)

Location:               Cupertino, CA - 95014

Duration:              12+ months

About our Client : Our Client is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Our Client works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Our Client drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives

Job Description:   

  • Skills: C/Shell scripting/Python/Good understanding of open source code and release management
  • Routine work for UNIX/OpenBSD System Admin people. May be you can also look for UNIX/OpenBSD system admin people.


  • Document the existing state of projects
  • Diff versions in OpenBSD vs released by project
  • Public state of projects (how much active development, direction, potential replacements, license status, etc.)

Bring openBSD forward

  • Pull latest project versions in
  • Review radars to determine what is fixed in latests versions vs. is still a problem or is a new feature/enhancement request
  • Fix high/medium impact issues
  • Upstream changes, if possible and as appropriate

Testing suite

  • Integrate existing open source tests
  • Develop new tests where there are gaps

Automate the process

  • Create a tool that will automate as much of the work as possible
  • Pull down latest repo, apply patches, prep for submission to build
  • Would be run on a set cadence relative to OS releases

GPL replacements

  • Develop BSD licensed replacements for any strategically important projects that don’t currently have one

About ASK: ASK Staffing is an award-winning technology and professional services recruiting firm servicing Fortune 500 organizations nationally. With 5 nationwide offices, two global delivery centers, and employees in 42 states-ASK Staffing connects people with amazing opportunities


Jeff Kasula @ ; 415-200-4127

Jeff Kasula
Sr. Resource Specialist

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