NOC engineer career

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Career confusion?? Hi, I am a trainedin mcse,ccna guy but being a fresher did not find one job in networking field. I came across this opening of NOC Engineer - solaris at a company and they are hiring freshers, I got the job as NOC engineer, I have not much knowledge about linux/solaris but they are willing to train. Please suggest whether joining there is a good thing for career growth or not. Or should i wait for some other job opening ? Dont forget am a fresher. and how will be the carrier growth? and how will be the pay in future bcoz some of my friends said that pay(ctc) will not be good when compare to others software jobs and what is the next levels to grow in it? Hope question is clear here. Please suggest. Thanks! this is the job description below, ================ Designation - NOC Engineer, Linux/solaris Job Description - 1. Monitor Website Infrastructure including traffic, networking equipments, load balancer, servers, and routers. 2. Monitor various tools and alerts and respond with defined SLA. 3. Does various repetitive business and technical metrics checks using tools and manual effort. 4. Ability to work in shifts and work extended hours at times. Ability to be available 24x7 over phone and remote VPN in case of requirement. 5. Adhere to defined process and be ready for some ad-hoc and surprise incidents 6. Ability to multitask and prioritize various alarms and works. Desired Profile - Preferrably Linux and Open Source trained. ========= I hope you can give some thoughts here. All the requirement details is above. Thanks :)

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ASKED: January 15, 2011  6:46 AM
UPDATED: February 10, 2011  2:43 PM

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I’m not a senior, but I do have more than twelve years in th IT field, various positions, jobs and employers.

I think everyday you should learn something and in this field particularly you should be able be always learning. I think you need to be open-minded. This is a key concept.

In my opinion all IT pro’s should be thirsty of knowledge, know how to do things, do them well and have critical mind to improve them .

There are not many opportunities to be contracted to work at a NOC and even less to be trained when you have little or no knowledge regarding the technology you’ll be using.

If I were you, I will go for it.

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  • KFaganJr
    I'm also not a senior, with a little less than 7 years experience. My number one idea to point out is that you will be amazed at how many more jobs will open up to you when you have a job, it's a catch 22, but recruiters call constantly when they know you're hire-able and can keep a job. Just in that sense this will open up doors. My opinion about the position is a little more biased because of my background. I have a large focus on infrastructure which this position shares commonalities with and the Linux/Solaris training is a big part of. The world is full of developers and networking guys but so few Infrastructure. Every single organization in the world that has a data center, a network team or development team has an infrastructure team. They are hiring without the mass applicants for the position and they are high paying jobs. The experience in Linux/Solaris will be a great step towards being an ESX admin/engineer as well. On top of all that, it sounds like you have an understanding of systems outside of the infrastructure scope which is priceless when troubleshooting because you won't be looking at a troubleshooting task with blinders on, it'll help in this position and if you decide to move to networking or development it'll help there as well in knowing what the equipment and software can handle and must be prepared for. Good luck with the hunt!
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  • TerryHammer
    I am a senior and I agree. Go for it!!!
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  • Sixball
    I agree with these gents: the More diverse skills you have, the more marketable you truly are. Cisco/Linux/Microsoft combinations go really far...
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