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How many IT professionals do we have and what do you do?

Guess I'll start. I work as an enterprise data warehouse developer for an e-retailer.
 

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I can neither confirm or deny that I may or may not work for an internet company which may or may not have a well known internet search engine.

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At my current job (at an SEC member school) I'm a simple Windows Server admin with a focus on IIS/SharePoint and at some point this year I'll be taking over day to day management of our Citrix environment as well.

My old job was part server admin (Windows, linux, OS X), network admin, programmer, pc repair tech, end user support for admin staff and various other duties like handling backups and spam filtering for a K12 school district.
 

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Sounds like you've got a good variety of experience. How is the IT job market in your area?
 

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Currently self-employed as a Systems Engineer, doing pretty much anything from building and designing systems/servers, to setting up smaller business offices, etc..

I burned out working for DoD and love the calmness and personal interaction my work gets me now.
 

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Sounds like you've got a good variety of experience. How is the IT job market in your area?
I haven't worked private sector any (not really going to count my free lance work for City gov't and an accounting firm) so I'm not entirely certain; but suspect it's good with Wal-Mart Corp, Tyson's Corp, JB Hunt Corp among other major companies home offices in the area.

I'll never get rich working in the education sector, but the job security, schedule flexibility, low stress level and other perks are pluses.
 

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Low stress environment is a great perk in an IT job, especially when it comes to server administration or network support. Looking at what you guys have to deal with at times makes me glad I went down the development track (although we have our own challenges).
 

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MrNuke, would you describe yourself currently as a consultant? I've often wondered if doing independent consulting work is more fulfilling, although I would probably not like the travel so much.
 

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What languages do you work in?

I've worked with COBOL, binary, assembler (all 3 college only) and VB.Net at both school and my previous job.
 

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network engineer here. I build and maintain voice and data networks for a university. Also manage firewalls, shapers, filters and other security devices.
 

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MrNuke, would you describe yourself currently as a consultant? I've often wondered if doing independent consulting work is more fulfilling, although I would probably not like the travel so much.
Yeah I guess. :p
I'm more of a jack of all trades. :?
 

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What languages do you work in?

I've worked with COBOL, binary, assembler (all 3 college only) and VB.Net at both school and my previous job.
Wow, COBOL is old school. I've done VB6 (back in the day), VB.net, C#, Java (JSP/Servlets), and even Visual Foxpro. I don't do much of the interface programming anymore, it's all SQL scripting and ETL work for me now. I've done a tiny amount of PERL and am starting to learn more linux shell scripting. Fun stuff.
 

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Yeah COBOL is finally starting to fade in importance, I hated having to take a class in it knowing I would never use it again. Now I wish it was still required just so others would have to suffer through it, lol.
 

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:( Imagine having to learn ADA that we used at the beginning for the SPL on SSFreedom back in the early 90's. THAT was a waste of time. Had to switch to Pascal and MC/assembly afterwards.
 

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My how things have changed. Having gone to school in the late 90's, I was lucky enough to avoid those archaic languages. They were switching to the high level RAD languages by the time I went though.
 

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If you know any good data architects looking for a job, we have a position open. PM me for details.
 

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I'm what they call an IT Telecommunications Specialist at the local University.
I started out basically fixing hardware/software on PCs.
I am the LANDesk administrator primarily now and I run the McAfee ePO server. I still fix PC issues, though.
 
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