Server Engineer (Vintage Systems Collection), Seattle area
NB: This is posted to 6 groups--alt.sys.pdp10, alt.sys.dpd11, alt.sys.pdp8,
comp.sys.dec, comp.os.vms, and alt.os.multics. Please keep that in mind
when following up if you ignore the "Followup-To: poster" header.
This is a summary of the official posting for a hardware-oriented position to
work with the PDPplanet.org collection at Vulcan, Inc. in Seattle. I've left
out HR details that aren't relevant to deciding whether you might be interested
in pursuing this further. To apply, please visit the official posting:
This role is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of
a collection of classic and antique computer systems. Responsibilities
include installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and operation of
vintage computer systems, including but not limited to PDP-10, PDP-8 and
PDP-11 computers and related systems in conjunction with other Technology
Department teams. Duties include software installation, configuration,
maintenance, procurement of parts, and certification/performance testing
of the various computer systems. When required and on occasion,
responsibilities include assisting on special projects. This position
also provides first through third tier support and troubleshooting for
computer systems at the facility to ensure optimum performance for the
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, experience, skill, and/or ability
1. Experience with operations and administration experience with mainframe
systems, with emphasis on timesharing systems.
2. Experience as a Field Engineer working on mainframe and minicomputer
CPUs and peripherals, including experience in preventative
3. Some programming experience in any mainframe or minicomputer assembler
language, high level programming languages, and batch description
4. Experience with virtual machines or software emulation of systems.
5. Experience with Linux or BSD systems.
1. Desired experience in serial and network communications.
2. Repair and diagnostic experience on DEC PDP-10
(DECsystem-10/DECSYSTEM-20), PDP-8 and PDP-11.
3. Experience with Tops-10 and/or TOPS-20
4. Experience with VAX systems and VMS
5. Experience with non-DEC computer systems
If you have technical questions about the position, feel free to write to me at
RichA<at>Vulcan<dot>com and I will try to answer them, or forward them to the
HR recruiter if I cannot.
Rich Alderson "You get what anybody gets. You get a lifetime."
[email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] --Death, of the Endless