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The Fool
Oct 16, 2003


A Frosty Witch posted:

I'm trying to move to Portland but I don't think I know enough networking to be hirable

you might be surprised

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Walked
Apr 14, 2003

The Fool posted:

you might be surprised

really surprised

I'm an Engineering Manager

One of the screening questions we ask is (via zoom, it gets sent in text too):
"Is 146.289.22.155" a valid IP address? Why or why not?

I'd say about 50% get the first half, and maybe 10% can get close to answering (and maybe all the way there with a little probing/small help), and less than 5% actually can answer with some actual depth. These are applicants for senior roles that specifically ask for cloud and networking experience.

you just might be surprised.

Walked fucked around with this message at 00:48 on Sep 3, 2023

kensei
Dec 27, 2007

He has come home, where he belongs. The Ancient Mariner returns to lead his first team to glory, forever and ever. Amen!


Happy to get you in touch with the hiring manager A Frosty Witch, LMK

notwithoutmyanus
Mar 17, 2009

Walked posted:

really surprised

I'm an Engineering Manager

One of the screening questions we ask is (via zoom, it gets sent in text too):
"Is 146.289.22.155" a valid IP address? Why or why not?

I'd say about 50% get the first half, and maybe 10% can get close to answering (and maybe all the way there with a little probing/small help), and less than 5% actually can answer with some actual depth. These are applicants for senior roles that specifically ask for cloud and networking experience.

you just might be surprised.


wtf? Hasn't everyone seen the episode of csi where addresses go to 355? This is like the basics of OSI!

Around here I don't even get a glance for Network jobs or monitoring/observability jobs despite having deployed & configured sd wan devices and spun up entire bank branches for years, so maybe it's my resume. Guess I'll pitch in, as times change.

Actual stuff:

My experience: a decade with solarwinds and Cisco equipment, primarily. As mentioned above, things revolving around monitoring &, network engineer are both usually my scope. Didn't deal with ACI/spine & leaf much but spent a lot of time with 3650s and nexus gear, 2911's, 4431s and forescout nac appliances.

What I'm looking for: I'm comfortable with anything from cybersecurity to junior SRE to monitoring/network engineer. I'm happy to reskill to fit, as I've been trying to move forward with python & rust but not there yet. Hours flexible, even 2nd shift. I did a lot of monitoring ties to NOC's & training em before.

What I'm NOT looking for: something that is full time in the office. Hybrid is manageable.
Where I live: Crystal Lake, IL (about 1.5hrs from downtown Chicago but that commute is fine for me)
When I can start: 1 month from offer
Requirements: Competitive salary, prefer remote but hybrid near Chicago or NW suburbs can be managed
Can be reached: PM. Can provide resume / LinkedIn profile. Probably my resume sucks or LinkedIn or both.

Disclaimer because I've been a stupid newbie before: I acknowledge I made stupid decisions in the past and was involved with Crypto and regret it. I want nothing to do with it at this point and I'm happily not dealing with it any further.

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

Life Before Death
Strength Before Weakness
Journey Before Destination

Walked posted:

really surprised

I'm an Engineering Manager

One of the screening questions we ask is (via zoom, it gets sent in text too):
"Is 146.289.22.155" a valid IP address? Why or why not?

I'd say about 50% get the first half, and maybe 10% can get close to answering (and maybe all the way there with a little probing/small help), and less than 5% actually can answer with some actual depth. These are applicants for senior roles that specifically ask for cloud and networking experience.

you just might be surprised.

No, 255 max per octet (8 bits, 0-255).

Mr. Crow
May 22, 2008

Snap City mayor for life

Walked posted:

really surprised

I'm an Engineering Manager

One of the screening questions we ask is (via zoom, it gets sent in text too):
"Is 146.289.22.155" a valid IP address? Why or why not?

I'd say about 50% get the first half, and maybe 10% can get close to answering (and maybe all the way there with a little probing/small help), and less than 5% actually can answer with some actual depth. These are applicants for senior roles that specifically ask for cloud and networking experience.

you just might be surprised.


this would be a better question with 289 in the first or last octet. i kept looking at it like "im sure this is a stupid trick question" but kept glazing over 289 in the middle, it didnt register in my brain till the other poster said 355, and i dont even have interview nerves (though i suppose toddler fog).

navyjack
Jul 15, 2006



Mr. Crow posted:

this would be a better question with 289 in the first or last octet. i kept looking at it like "im sure this is a stupid trick question" but kept glazing over 289 in the middle, it didnt register in my brain till the other poster said 355, and i dont even have interview nerves (though i suppose toddler fog).

Yeah I was really confused thinking there was a trick in that question other than ďnumber too bigĒ so Iím glad Iím not the only one.

A Frosty Witch
Apr 21, 2005

I was just looking at it and I suddenly got this urge to get inside. No, not just an urge - more than that. It was my destiny to be here; in the box.
If there's one thing I've learned to keep in mind in my career, it's to not hear hoofbeats and immediately think it's a zebra.

kensei posted:

Happy to get you in touch with the hiring manager A Frosty Witch, LMK

Sent you a PM

A Frosty Witch fucked around with this message at 13:47 on Sep 3, 2023

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007


It took me a second but I knew to check each octet individually because it seemed like the most obvious thing after I ruled out it being a broadcast address for a common subnet.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

#essereFerrari


Being evil and picking 192.168.1.255 as your default gateway and hiding the subnet mask in a really small label on a network diagram

Super-NintendoUser
Jan 16, 2004

COWABUNGERDER COMPADRES
Soiled Meat

Thanks Ants posted:

Being evil and picking 192.168.1.255 as your default gateway and hiding the subnet mask in a really small label on a network diagram

I had a router that rejected any IP with .255 as the last octet even with a subnet of 255.255.0.0 or whatever. I think the field validation just looked for .255 in the last field and that was all it did.

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007


Super-NintendoUser posted:

I had a router that rejected any IP with .255 as the last octet even with a subnet of 255.255.0.0 or whatever. I think the field validation just looked for .255 in the last field and that was all it did.

Should have set it to a /28 and see if it let you use .127

Fortis
Oct 21, 2009

feelin' fine
I got laid off a couple weeks ago from the best job I ever had, except for the part where it was in the mortgage industry and they cut more folks from IT when the housing market went from bad to worse.

My Experience: 16 years in IT with experience on basically every level; Iíve been on the help desk, Iíve done some networking, Iíve been a systems administrator, and Iíve been a manager of both a help desk team and an entire IT department. My hands-on experience is in Windows administration, SaaS/on-prem software administration, and VoIP (at this point Iíve worked with Switchvox, RingCentral, and Zoom Phone).

Iíve found that Iím particularly good at taking ownership of software implementations (both SaaS and on-prem) as the primary admin and SME. Iím also great at writing documentation, knowledge base articles, or any email you might need to send out to the end user population-at-large. Iíve also written IT policy documents, including a whole-rear end Help Desk SLA that my manager took to his next gig when he left that company.

What Iím Looking For: SaaS administration and/or sysadmin work would be best, but I'm open to just about anything that would leverage my skills. I work best in a team that gets along well and are supportive of one another. Above all else, Iím looking for something thatís fully (or at least mostly) remote with a good work/life balance.

What Iím NOT Looking For: No help desk (Iím fine advising the techs if they need it, though), no being a one-man IT department, and preferably no on-call (or at least not constant on-call).

Where I Live: Portland, OR

When I Can Start: Immediately

Requirements: Full/primarily remote, a competitive salary, and good benefits.

Can be Reached: via PM

Fortis fucked around with this message at 19:02 on Sep 5, 2023

davey4283
Aug 14, 2006
Fallen Rib
Hey guys, I'm in the market for a Junior SWE role:

Location: Milwaukee or Chicago for Hybrid, Remote anywhere else

Languages: JavaScript, Python, postgreSQL, HTML5 / CSS

Frameworks: React.js, Redux.js, Django

A little about myself: I'm just finishing up a full stack web dev coding bootcamp and I'm looking for a junior position. I enjoyed learning to build websites but I'd also be open to other areas as well. I also have a prior background in aviation with 12 years of experience. I started in the Air Force and have extensive knowledge in troubleshooting aircraft electronic/radar/navigation/comm systems.

If I can, I would like to leverage my past technical experience as I transition to this new field of software development.

I'll be graduating from my bootcamp this Friday. The details of the course can be found below:

https://www.codeplatoon.org/full-stack/course-curriculum/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmann1/

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via pm or linkedin!

aksuur
Nov 9, 2003
My Experience: Senior Network Engineer, heavy on firewalls, load balancers, vpns, proxies, etc. Decent at routing and switching.

What Iím Looking For: Networking that is challenging and busy.

What Iím NOT Looking For: Anything that doesn't revolve around networking.

Where I Live: Minneapolis, MN

When I Can Start: Immediately

Requirements: Culture, vision, challenges.

Can be Reached: via PM

Colostomy Bag
Jan 11, 2016

:lesnick: C-Bangin' it :lesnick:

Is there an advice thread for resume help type crap?

e: Just to add, employed, getting screwed with a merger type situation, there is an employment gap where I didn't sit idle before my current job, yada yada plenty of thoughts but want to do things right.



Colostomy Bag fucked around with this message at 22:22 on Sep 17, 2023

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005



Here is fine if you'd like. You can also stop by here -
https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3653857

jabro
Mar 25, 2003

July Mock Draft 2014

1st PLACE
RUNNER-UP
got the knowshon


Colostomy Bag posted:

Is there an advice thread for resume help type crap?

e: Just to add, employed, getting screwed with a merger type situation, there is an employment gap where I didn't sit idle before my current job, yada yada plenty of thoughts but want to do things right.

BFC is your friend.

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3553582&perpage=40&pagenumber=352&noseen=1

Organic Lube User
Apr 15, 2005

Colostomy Bag posted:

Is there an advice thread for resume help type crap?

e: Just to add, employed, getting screwed with a merger type situation, there is an employment gap where I didn't sit idle before my current job, yada yada plenty of thoughts but want to do things right.

Here ya go!
There are probably a couple other threads that might be helpful in BFC beyond that one, as well, such as the Career Advice thread.

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005



Good call on the resume thread in BFC!

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005

I forgot to post my food for USPOL Thanksgiving but that's okay too!

Fallen Rib
I was recently laid off from my job of 11 years. I'm wanting to make a career change from customer service to IT. My state offers payment for certain IT related jobs. I'm currently looking at these 2 from SnapIT.

https://snapit.solutions/course/cyber-security-and-networking/

https://snapit.solutions/course/it-support-specialist/

Are either of these actually worth the time and effort? If they aren't what should I be doing? What are some others I should be looking at?

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skipdogg
Nov 29, 2004
Resident SRT-4 Expert

SalTheBard posted:

I was recently laid off from my job of 11 years. I'm wanting to make a career change from customer service to IT. My state offers payment for certain IT related jobs. I'm currently looking at these 2 from SnapIT.

https://snapit.solutions/course/cyber-security-and-networking/

https://snapit.solutions/course/it-support-specialist/

Are either of these actually worth the time and effort? If they aren't what should I be doing? What are some others I should be looking at?

What do you want to do?

The hardest part of IT is getting your foot in the door at your first IT job. I'm assuming the workforce services will help with that. I don't know your computer background, but I'd skip the it support specialist track if possible. It is good for someone with zero background in IT though, but it's more of an end user support role....but that might align with your CS background pretty well. I couldn't find details on the cyber security and networking in the 30 minutes video they posted. I might have missed it.

I'd go Cyber Security or AWS.

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