Geared Towards Agile Development
Assistant System Administrator (Current Employee) – Campbell, CA – March 7, 2013
Saama Technologies is geared towards agile software development. A business intelligence company, Saama is dedicated towards finding ways to analyze customers' data and turn that information into the means to earn the company more money. My typical day is a balance between long term and short term goals. I will give today as an example. I began the day about an hour earlier than usual to setup and record a Webex session with a senior VP that will allow others to replay the presentation for various meetings over the next few days. I ran a diagnostic and reimaged a recently returned laptop to hand off to someone complaining of laptop issues. I was ordered by the India team of the IT department to purchase more RAM and an additional NIC for two servers in the datacenter to enable the servers to use the network area storage system to increase the number of virtual machines we can run. I informed our admin staff about my concerns for the office move we are undergoing soon. I setup an appointment with a vendor to see about pricing and capabilities for assisting with the office move. I assisted a member of the HR team with transferring their data from an old machine to a recently issued machine. I shutdown and inspected a server, looking to see if the system can handle an additional NIC and more RAM. I added people to certain e-mail aliases and setup Webex meetings for the next week and the next day. Finally, I authorized the download of some Apple software via the App Store using the companies Apple account.
flexible hours, decent pay, fun co-workers, free snacks, supportive co-workers, very competitive healthcare
occasional night and weekend work, aging infrastructure, lack of support from the rest of the it team, little opportunity for advancement, major decisions made by offshore team