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Topic 63 of 64: Find a high tech job in Austin, Texas

Sun, Feb 29, 2004 (15:38) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
This topic will show you one way to get a tech job in Austin, Texas.

This is where I start my job search.

I'll keep you posted on the results and show you the techniques I used to
hopefully land a high tech job in a scarce high tech market. It's going
to be tough. And there's no guarantee of success.

Here goes.

3 responses total.

 Topic 63 of 64 [austin]: Find a high tech job in Austin, Texas
 Response 1 of 3: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 29, 2004 (15:40) * 57 lines 
Step one.

Contact the two dozen or so recruiting companies and temp agencies.

I've gotten many jobs from this source before at IBM, Tivoli, Haystack
Labs, Sematech, and other very good companies. These are great companies
and they treat you and pay you well.

I had very good experiences at all these places.

The list:

Most have forms where you can post a resume. They all have contact

Monday, that's tomorrow, I'll be doing followup on all these websites.

Let the job search begin.

 Topic 63 of 64 [austin]: Find a high tech job in Austin, Texas
 Response 2 of 3: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb 29, 2004 (15:45) * 174 lines 
Addeco is first on the list.

They have a page to post your resume.

It was an easy task to go to my resume online which is , not surprisingly,
at and copy and paste it in to their box for
candidate resumes.

By the way, this is my resume which I am in the process of "tweaking":

Resume - Paul Terry Walhus
182 Clover Rd
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
512/699-4000 cell phone

System Administration - Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux, BSDI Unix, Windows
NT/2000/XP, other Unix OS. Shell Scripting.

Video Editing - Linear and Nonlinear Video Editing using standard
equipment and digital video (DV) techniques. Firewire 1394, EditDV, Adobe

Tech Support - large SAP / research environment using HP, DEC, Sun and
SGI. Manager of Computer Systems Tech Support at Sematech

Website Design - website design and administration, html, Dreamweaver,
FrontPage 2000 extensions, Apache, Netscape and IIS web servers and
ecommerce tools (various).

Sales and Marketing - Internet services and computer
hardware/software/services Communications - wireless rf applications,
networking tcp/ip, Ethernet

Websites Designed/Hosted - ,, and over 150 others


University of Illinois, Dept of Computer Science and Urban Design,
Bachelor of Urban Planning. Academic scholarship. Graduated with Honors,
recipient of Andrew Mellon Award for Academic Excellence. Academic
specialization in computer graphics, computer modeling and simulation,
systems analysis, flow charting, programming Fortran, SSUPAC and Cobol,
statistical analysis, and architectural CAD. Assisted in one of the first
GIS (geographic information systems) projects: an animation and simulation
of the growth of towns along the Illinois Central Railroad. Department
Valedictorian. 1966-69.

Professional Experience
Texas Association of School Boards, TASB - Senior Unix Systems
Administrator, UNIX, SunOS, Solaris, Verity (search engine and portal)
Windows NT, FrontPage 2000. November 2000 - present.

IBM User Centered Design (UCD) - System Administrator for UNIX, AIX,
SunOS, Solaris, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, OS/2, JavaOS, and WorkSpace
on Demand (WSOD) Systems. UCD Lab Management and Maintenance. Doug Bloch,
Project Manager, UCD. . Feb 1998 - Jan 2000 IBM, 9442
Capital of Texas Hwy N Plaza I Suite 500, Austin, TX 78759. Webmaster and
Software Verification Engineer. Output Management software for UNIX and NT
based enterprise networks. 9/97 to 1/98. Manager, Roger Didio and others

TradeWave Corporation, Austin, TX - Contract SQA on UNIX (AIX, SunOS,
Solaris, HP-UX,and other) systems and Windows NT 3.5 and 4.0. 3/97 -
2/14/98. Products: TradeVPI, a suite of authentication and client security
products for electronic commerce. Carmin McLaughlin, supervisor. .

Haystack Labs, Austin, TX - System Administration, SQA testing, hardware
support on Windows NT, UNIX (AIX, SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX and other)
systems. Website design and html authoring. 7/96 - 3/97. Marta Zaricznyj,
Head of Tech Support. Products: Stalker, Netstalker and Webstalker.

International Computer Systems - Technical support, management, sales in
the computer industry. Internet access and service provider. Computer
consulting, documentation, and software training services on PC, Unix, and
Apple systems. The Spring ( ) is a virtual internet
community of 5,175 members which includes an interactive world wide web
site and conferencing via telnet. It has been written up in Newsweek,
Texas Monthly and the Austin American Statesman. Also, established the
Spring interactive website at and Spring Access dial
in server. 3/90 - 3/97.

Sematech - Manager, PC Support. Established major service and support
contract employing four full time on site service and support technicians.
Sold and installed 50+ station Novell network for finance and purchasing
departments. Originated and implemented PC software and hardware platforms
at Sematech. Implemented CAD and electronic publishing systems. Sun
Microsystems consulting. Assisted in integration of local workstations and
PCs with the wide area DEC VAX network involving peripheral sharing and
electronic mail/ telephone voice mail management. Provided training to
users on PC platform (Windows, Excel, Harvard Graphics, etc). References -
Vaughan Akins, Quality Assurance and Del Doerr, Purchasing Department.
1988-90. ComputerLand, Entre, MicroAge and other computer dealers, Austin,
TX. Sales, Consulting and Service. Sales in 1988 totaling over $1.8
million. Over $4 million in sales for first two years in sales.
Specializing in high end document processing systems, CAD/CAM Systems,
networks, and office productivity software platforms. Initiated strategy
to sell and support Sun Microsystems computers as high end engineering and
document processing workstations using Interleaf Publisher, Autocad and
other software systems at Entre. 1987-90.

BPI Systems, Austin, TX. Customer Support, Maintenance Programming and
Marketing. Responsible for software support and troubleshooting, marketing
and supporting products on a wide variety of platforms including Apple, MS
DOS, and CP/M. 10/77- 3/79.

City Planning Depts., Cities of Louisville and Minneapolis, employed as
Urban Planner responsible for neighborhood studies and planning/zoning
proposals and implementation. 1970-79.

Small Homes Council - Building Research Council, Urbana, Illinois, Summer
Job while attending University of Illinois. Responsible for
design/production of books on home improvement and design. Writing,
publication design and architectural rendering and plan production, and
CAD activities. 1967-70.

Areas of Expertise

Unix Systems Administration Familiar with file systems, file directories,
i/o redirection and pipes, shells, vi screen editor, electronic mail,
network setup (server and terminals), internet, Usenet, uucp, tcp/ip,
securing and administering a system. Strong point: communications

Webmastering/Web Administration Servers - Apache, Netscape, IIS, NCSA,
Cern, and Oracle

Hardware - IBM x86 series, Sun Microsystems, Apple Macintosh, H-P, Dec,
Digiboard, Livingston PM series, Ascend, and Cisco routers.

Operating Systems - Windows NT, Unix (all flavors), Mac OS, OS/2.

GUIs - Windows family, XWindows, Open Look

Applications - All Microsoft products including SQL Server, Framemaker,
numerous others.

Networks - NT, Novell, BSDI Unix, Lan Manager, WFW, peer-to-peer. Websites
that I have designed and/or implemented/hosted:

Summary Experienced with skills in SQA, marketing, webmastering, system
administration, technical writing, service and support. Team player.


Roger Didio, IBM, Pervasive Computing, 914-765-3806.

Doug Bloch, IBM, User Centered Design, 512-838-2906

Bob Nagy, Network Internet Administrator, UT Botany Dept, 512/471-4286

Carmin McLaughlin, TradeWave Corp, Austin, TX 512/433-5300.

Mike Strong, Programmer, Vignette (formerly Tradewave), Austin, TX

Gregory Kallenberg, Content Developer, formerly
Technology Writer for the Austin American Statesman. Quote: "If you're
looking for the best online gossip and chat in Austin and surrounding
areas, you shouldn't miss On this site, you can talk about
anything from art to Internet . . . It's edgy and cool."

 Topic 63 of 64 [austin]: Find a high tech job in Austin, Texas
 Response 3 of 3: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Mar  1, 2004 (11:30) * 3 lines 
Wonder what Gre's up to today. Gonna start soon on today's search.

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