Indeed You Can: Get a Job Using Puppet, and Learn More About Indeed.com
Indeed uses puppet in testing, integration, staging and production environments. Puppet has enabled Indeed Operations to scale to hundreds of servers across multiple datacenters with differing infrastructure while maintaining configuration consistency in testing, integration, staging and production environments.Our new Vice President of Marketing, Scott Johnston, was recently poking around on Indeed.com and discovered the trend feature. He did a quick search:
In an email to all, our CEO proclaimed: "Pretty sweet." What can only be described as a the virtual equivalent of the Ninja Turtles signature jumping group high five quickly followed. One thing we've all learned is that unless the x-axis is "time after doomsday" and the y-axis is "pain and suffering incurred," graphs going up and to the right are worth celebrating. Fortunately, That Guy came along before someone pressed the red button that pops all the bottles of champaign hidden in the walls and drops the confetti from the ceiling: "I'm having a hell of a time reconciling the Y axis of that graph. What does 35,000 "Percentage Growth" mean? I think the absolute mode is even more telling. If I'm reading it right, the percentage of all job postings matching "puppet" has tripled since early 2009." We're all fortunate for this email as it saved us from doing shots of Patron while hanging off the balconies (probably in violation of a few laws), but why does That Guy always have to come along and ruin the party? Honestly. Predicament: I have no idea what these graphs mean either, and I've already agreed to write this blog post about how awesome they are. Insert expletive! I went on a long hunt to learn more about these graphs in order to draw conclusions about the growth of jobs for people with Puppet know how, and other information like the total number of jobs on Indeed in 2010, and the total number of jobs in Indeed.com. However, I learned that the relative growth lines are showing percentage growth from a baseline of zero and that the process that goes into generating them is rather complex, using algorithms and moving averages to smooth out cyclical factors and numerous variables unique to online job postings. At the end of the day I am still a bit confused by what they indicate, but hell, they go up and to the right. What I can say with confidence is that there are 1,160 available jobs for people with Puppet knowhow on Indeed.com. That's a pretty good sign that learning Puppet and participating in a Puppet Training can help you find your next gig, or become more valuable to your organization. Don't you think it's time you checked out our training opportunities? I also learned the following:
"We’ve used Puppet for about two years. We use Puppet to maintain configuration consistency after provisioning servers. Puppet also manages httpd, java, tomcat, log4j, MongoDB, and operating system configuration.Jason Koppe, Systems Administrator at Indeed Some other interesting searches on Indeed.com:
Indeed uses Puppet in testing, integration, staging and production environments. Puppet has enabled Indeed Operations to scale to hundreds of servers across multiple datacenters with differing infrastructure while maintaining configuration consistency in testing, integration, staging and production environments.
We adopted Puppet to assist in standardizing and enforcing configuration consistency. Since we began harnessing Puppet, the number of servers we manage has grown from a handful to hundreds. Provisioning new servers and application instances with Puppet has enabled us to grow rapidly with peace of mind.