[sf-lug] Help Defining a Job Description?

Nathan Hoover nathan at foo-o-rama.com
Thu Jan 22 15:45:18 PST 2009

I don't disagree on any count, but as an engineering manager, I can say that
finding the one right guy (or gal) is frequently well worth the wait rather
than lowering one's standards and just getting some warm bodies in the door.


On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Jeff Bragg <jackofnotrades at gmail.com>wrote:

> That approach strikes me as a bit backwards.  Wouldn't it make more sense
> to use Eclipse on Linux, if Linux/OpenGL is the target platform and having
> an IDE to ease development is desired?  Not to mention that it may be
> difficult to find Linux experts who are willing to be forced to develop in a
> Windows environment.  It also doesn't seem reasonable to me to expect a C++
> developer (for any platform) to have any significant
> professionally-applicable graphic design skill (which supports the notion
> that they're trying to force two jobs into one).
> Sounds to me like they're trying to have their cake and eat it, too.
> Just my $0.02.
> 2009/1/22 Nathan Hoover <nathan at foo-o-rama.com>
> It's a position developing set-top box software. They're doing engineering
>> on a Windows platform but the deployment is on a Linux-based STB.
>> Nathan
>> 2009/1/22 Blake Haggerty <Blake.Haggerty at sapphire.com>
>>> Looking for a little help in defining the Job Description... Anyone make
>>> sense of this:
>>> We are looking for a software engineer with a strong experience in C++
>>> code development (under the Microsoft Visual IDE on the Windows platform),
>>> and a good knowledge of OpenGL fundamentals. The candidate should be
>>> well-versed with modern UI design (graphics and animation based). Previous
>>> experience with the CVS revision control software is preferable. Creative
>>> graphic design skills and knowledge of image editing software are a plus.
>>> The candidate should be self-motivated, able to accommodate a tight project
>>> schedule, and display convincing teamwork skills.
>>> Duties:
>>> Embedded Linux Applications Development (C/C++)
>>> Will be developing application SW in this environment such as; (User
>>> Interface (UI) for EPG (Electronic Program Guide) Pay Per View, Browser etc.
>>> The windows Visual IDE on windows platform seems to conflict with the
>>> embedded Linux Applications Development.
>>> Anyone able to explain what they might be doing here? Or is this just the
>>> case of an employer looking for two jobs to fit into one.
>>> Blake Haggerty
>>> Permanent Placement Specialist
>>> Sapphire Technologies U.S., a Randstad company
>>> 27 Maiden Lane
>>> San Francisco, CA 94108
>>> (p) (415) 788-8488
>>> (f) (415) 788-2592
>>> www.sapphirena.com
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