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    Job, Technical Specialist @ Smoothwall (Leeds)

    Folks,

    Early heads-up that I am recruiting another pre-sales tech at our Leeds office. Many of you may have spoken to one of the guys in this team if you have looked at using Smoothwall for firewall or filtering.

    Basic outline of the role:
    * Visiting potential customers with a member of our sales team to discuss their security needs
    * Giving webex style demos
    * lurking on edugeek and helping people
    * Delivering product training
    * Designing and installing smoothwall deployments from small schools to full LAs
    * Hacking around with the product
    * Testing new stuff
    * Working on blocklists/new blocking rules

    Key skills:
    * fully functional brain, or compatible
    * know one end of network cable from the other
    * Able to find your way round an AD, understand all that OU business etc
    * Experience of filters, firewalls etc. a bonus
    * Ability/desire to learn

    Also, this job involves a bunch of travelling, which is much easier if you can drive, so a driving licence is borderline essential. Additionally, you are likely to end up at various points around the country (and indeed worldwide, we have offices on both coasts of the US), so spending a couple of nights away each month is expected.

    Please PM or ask in thread for more details.
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    ...an addition - don't be afraid to apply for "lack of experience"! Salary questions are difficult - i don't like to post on an open board which upwards of 20 of my colleagues read but I can answer by PM. It's not "NM of a big school" and its not "Junior technician" but possibly somewhere in between?!

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    Goes without saying, any opportunity to work with the Smoothwall team should not passed upon by anyone looking for that next step.

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    Since we all only use about 10% of our brains, there can't be many people who will fullfil #1 of the key skills...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Since we all only use about 10% of our brains, there can't be many people who will fullfil #1 of the key skills...

    Bzzt snopes.com: Ten Percent of our Brains

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    I live near London, do you offer relocation help?

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    Would being a leeds fan be advantageous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    * know one end of network cable from the other
    Ok, I'll bite, what is the difference between the ends of a network cable

    Seriously though if I was in the UK I would look at applying as you guys do seem to be much more on to it than a lot of companies I have encountered. Good luck in your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Ok, I'll bite, what is the difference between the ends of a network cable
    568A and 568B ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    Would being a leeds fan be advantageous?
    100% - we're short on that front, i'm a leeds fan myself, but of my colleagues we've a geordie a manc(!) and a b-burn. Bad times

    Also office is within half a mile of Elland Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    568A and 568B ?
    Only if it is a crossover, a standard network patch lead is straight through and so the same at both ends, crossover cables are largely dead technology with auto MDI/MDX.

    But I will have to tell myself off for draging this thread off topic in a minute

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    I live near London, do you offer relocation help?
    Perhaps. Feel free to fire in your CV/salary requirements and we'll talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Ok, I'll bite, what is the difference between the ends of a network cable
    Knowing there isn't one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post

    But I will have to tell myself off for draging this thread off topic in a minute
    Hey, it keeps my thread bumped, I won't argue
    Also this is the kind of BS conversation we like in our office, so if you wwre in the uk i'd be after your cv

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Goes without saying, any opportunity to work with the Smoothwall team should not passed upon by anyone looking for that next step.
    Hear Hear! Fantastic Opportunity going there at Smoothwall!

    Nice One.. Good Luck to all whom apply

    James.

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