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Opportunity for a DEC PDP Administrator
Posted 1/5/2009 10:28 AM
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We are looking for a DEC PDP-11 Administrator for one of our Direct Clients in Irvine, CA.

This is a 3-6 Months contract with scope to extend for a longer duration.

They have 2 PDP-11 machines and it is a 24x7 ops. The candidate will be responsible for the day to day operations and administration of all DEC PDP-11 systems, including the following tasks:
* Monitoring the systems for errors
* Trouble shooting system problems
* Trouble shooting and problem solving user problems
* Coordinating hardware repairs with an external contracted hardware maintenance vendor
* Data file backups (3 times a week)
* Weekly backups
* Monthly backups
* Documenting and sending backup tapes to offsite storage
* Receiving expired tapes from offsite storage
* Requesting tapes from offsite storage for file restores
* Month-end processing
* Restoring files per users' requests
* Unlocking users
* Updating password expiration dates every other month
* Data cleanup
* Writing memos to explain system problems, such as "Missing Scans" that occur about once a week


* Working knowledge and hands-on experience with the DEC RSX-11 Operating System
* Experience with PDP-11 series hardware platforms
* Experience with the DEC RSX-11 backup and restore utility to support daily operations
* Support the systems onsite Monday thru Friday during normal business hours (8:00am-5:00pm) - the production DEC PDP-11 systems are in use 7x24

Preferred Skills:

* Ability to read and understand Macro-11 Assembly language a plus
* Ability to read and understand Fortran a plus
* Knowledge and understanding of DECNET is a plus
* Knowledge of SmartTerm or other terminal emulation is a plus
* Knowledge of GxP validation documentation methods is a plus

If you or any of your friends are interested, please send the resume to jeanie.harris@ispace.com ASAP...


iSpace Inc.

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Posted 1/5/2009 10:31 AM
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Moderator's note:

The original of this job announcement simply specified "PDP systems". Given the references to RSX-11 and Macro-11, I have corrected these to "PDP-11" for clarity.
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