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i just want to lurk
May 14, 2009

since the garden of eden...


My experience: 8 years of jack-of-all-trades CJing - desktops/servers/networkhardware/windows/osx/linux/watchguard/cisco
What I'm looking for: sysadmin / it consulting (strategy) / video game qa or cm / project manager (pref. web app dev as i have suppored similar environments)
What I'm NOT looking for: help desk / call center / mindless QA
Where I live: Detroit, MI
Where I'm looking: Chicago, IL / Seattle, WA / Washington DC
When I can start: two weeks for chicago, three weeks for the other two locations
Requirements: insurance/benefits, salary/fulltime
Can be reached via: PM, tayzenberg at gmail

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Tantalus
Feb 11, 2004



Might as well give it a shot.

My experience: 5 yrs Desktop support, 1+ yrs NOC technician for a company of 25,000+
What I'm looking for: Desktop Support, Windows Sys Admin, NOC/Network Admin
What I'm NOT looking for: Entry level help desk, Callcenter
Where I live: Tigard, OR
Where I'm looking: Portland Metro Area
When I can start: Anytime. Current job is being outsourced in the near future.
Requirements: Fulltime. Benefits
Can be reached via: This thread, PM, awbraden at gmail

inpheaux
Jul 12, 2001



Hey! it's been a year! I'm unemployed again! So here comes an updated post from page 1:

My Experience: A decade of small/mid-scale web app development (PHP, MySQL, etc), Website / UI design/development (Raw HTML/CSS/jQuery), and Linux server configuration & administration (Apache, Exim, MySQL, backup, security, etc). I also have a decent amount of experience tearing apart and re-purposing LAMP applications (Wordpress, forum software, whatever), and now have a decent amount of experience working in CakePHP.
What I'm Looking For: Web App Development work, Web design work, Server admin work.
What I'm NOT Looking For: C#/Asp.NET work.
Where I Live: Tampa, FL
Where I'm Looking: Central FL, preferably gulf coast.
When I Can Start: Now.
Requirements: I'd really prefer full-time, but at this point I'm open to pretty much anything. Contract-to-Hire would be perfectly acceptable.
Can Be Reached Via: jeff.george at gmail, PM's, whatever.

I also have decent experience doing standard CJ stuff. I don't prefer that work, but at this point, if it's available, sign me up.

g3k
Oct 1, 2009

oh god, how did this get here i am not good with computer


All good things start with this phrase: "why the hell not"

My experience: I have experience working in small government environments for almost 5 years. Experience in Windows 98-Server2008, all MS Office Products, Exchange, Networking, Checkpoint UTM Edge Devices and SmartCenter, Symantec Endpoint Protection, AccessData Forensic Tool Kit (and much more, resume on request)
What I'm looking for: I'm looking for a position that works less with end-users and more on the backend of things. I want to get my hands dirty in networking and server administration. I do a little of both, but I always have to go back to making sure monitors are turned on/plugged in, etc. Ultimately I'd like a job at a security firm, doing security related things (I want to get into pentesting), but with the current economic outlook...
What I'm NOT looking for: Helldesk, anything end-user heavy.
Where I live: Palm Coast, Florida
Where I'm looking: Jacksonville, Orlando, Florida. I'd be willing to move out of state in about a year, but right now I have to stay put.
When I can start: Need to give my two weeks notice, but as soon as I get a job, I can give it.
Requirements: Health insurance, vacation days, possibility for advancement and TRAINING (the last two requirements are why I'm looking to leave my current job, I don't want to be dicked around saying that I'll get training "eventually", its really important to me)
Can be reached via: This thread or g3k@disillusion.us

Puck42
Oct 7, 2005



g3k posted:

All good things start with this phrase: "why the hell not"

My experience: I have experience working in small government environments for almost 5 years. Experience in Windows 98-Server2008, all MS Office Products, Exchange, Networking, Checkpoint UTM Edge Devices and SmartCenter, Symantec Endpoint Protection, AccessData Forensic Tool Kit (and much more, resume on request)
What I'm looking for: I'm looking for a position that works less with end-users and more on the backend of things. I want to get my hands dirty in networking and server administration. I do a little of both, but I always have to go back to making sure monitors are turned on/plugged in, etc. Ultimately I'd like a job at a security firm, doing security related things (I want to get into pentesting), but with the current economic outlook...
What I'm NOT looking for: Helldesk, anything end-user heavy.
Where I live: Palm Coast, Florida
Where I'm looking: Jacksonville, Orlando, Florida. I'd be willing to move out of state in about a year, but right now I have to stay put.
When I can start: Need to give my two weeks notice, but as soon as I get a job, I can give it.
Requirements: Health insurance, vacation days, possibility for advancement and TRAINING (the last two requirements are why I'm looking to leave my current job, I don't want to be dicked around saying that I'll get training "eventually", its really important to me)
Can be reached via: This thread or g3k@disillusion.us

Have you looked into Harris down in Melbourne?

g3k
Oct 1, 2009

oh god, how did this get here i am not good with computer


Puck42 posted:

Have you looked into Harris down in Melbourne?

No, I'm looking now. It looks like they want management positions, but I'll keep my eye peeled on them. I also looked at Raytheon, but they never replied when I applied for a few jobs.

Sheldrake
Jul 19, 2006


My Experience: A year of working as a test analyst, testing VB, Java and web-based apps, doing system/implementation testing and some minor troubleshooting. I know some VB, and am taking courses on Java and SQL. I have experience with Rational Tool Suite, Clear Quest, Lotus Notes, and all of Microsoft Office including Access and Project. Before this, I spent a year as an Organizational Development Assistant, which was mostly spent creating end-to-end training for our company's 700+ test analysts; I also rewrote the training plans for our testing function. Needless to say, I'm quite familiar with writing test cases and other documentation.

What I'm Looking For: Either: 1) Entry level QA/Software Testing work, 2) a job along the lines of creating communications/documentation/training, or 3) any other office jobs I'm qualified for.

What I'm NOT Looking For: Call center work.

Where I Live: Bloomington, IL

Where I'm Looking: I'm moving to Fairfield/Vacaville, CA as soon as I can, so I'd be looking for something in North Bay, East Bay, or Sacramento.

When I Can Start: Three weeks from being hired.

Requirements: I'm open to pretty much anything. Full-time, and the ability to learn and advance would be great.

Can Be Reached Via: reid dot danny at gmail dot com or by PM. Thanks!

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

musclecoder posted:

Say the job offers you $75,000, but you really, really want $80,000. The recruiter will do everything to get you to accept the $75k, because that's $18,750 in commission, whereas if you hold out for the $80,000, that's $20,000 commission for them. So, the extra $5k a year for you isn't that much more in commission for them, and getting $18,750 in commission is much more than getting $0.
I noticed this and in the process I almost turned down my current job because the recruiter was being pushy and saying that the employer is ruthless and my response was "if that's how they really are, I'd rather walk from the offer." He refused to ask for more and didn't even try to budge from the initial signing bonus when at first he said it's all negotiable. His excuse was that HR told him they sent him a set of numbers that shouldn't need negotiation because they were under such a timecrunch (they are). I'm pretty sure I could have negotiated at least another $5k / yr, but given I was horribly underpaid before and all (I got about a 50% raise and about 7x the bonuses), they were the ones holding all the cards. I honestly just wanted a bigger signing bonus because I was moving across the country and the costs are over $5.5k for me to do that up-front.

So moral of the story is, if you're getting offers, demand your recruiter ask for more or threaten to walk away from the offer. If you're using recruiters to get jobs, you will want more than one offer at a time or something else to bargain. I'm doing pretty freakin' great for someone at my career stage though admittedly, so I don't think I should ask for more anyway.

huzzah
Jul 5, 2008


This might be a long shot. I'm a second-year student at a UK university studying Electronic Engineering. I'm looking for a work placement from July 2010 to July 2011 (possibly October 2011).

My Experience: 14 months automated testing (using JUnit, STAF/STAX, Selenium) and manual testing, Windows and Linux sysadmin, PHP, Python, currently developing networking knowledge (I'm working through CCNA/CCIE material on routing and switching)

What I'm Looking For: 12-15 month placement, working around automated testing, networking infrastructure (routing, switching), possibly development if it's a good opportunity

What I'm NOT Looking For: General PC support, instead I'd like to be more focus on networks

Where I Live: Reading, England

Where I'm Looking: Commute-able (up to an hour) from Reading

When I Can Start: July 2010

Requirements: Full-time, 12-15 month paid placement

Can Be Reached Via: removed


Edit: tidied up some stuff

Edit2: Got a job. Nothing to see here.

huzzah fucked around with this message at 23:10 on Mar 1, 2010

MJP
Jun 17, 2007

Are you looking at me Senpai?

Grimey Drawer

Just wanted to note that I'm still open to any resumes people want to submit from the posting I had up. We're still looking at resumes and the process is a bit slow due to the HR folks we use being moved to part-time status.

St. Blaize
Oct 11, 2007


My Experience: I have been doing web development for 5+ years. I have quite a bit of experience using PHP with MySQL(through PHP only) but am much more proficient in XHTML/HTML, Javascript/jQuery, and CSS and doing UI design and development. Also have setup LAMP servers and SVN servers and worked with putting together and maintaining all sorts of PC configurations.

What I'm Looking For: Some type of front-end web development with a bit of design and back end. Happy to do other IT stuff too, always willing to learn.

What I'm NOT Looking For: Helpdesk type stuff.

Where I Live: Chicago(Wrigleyville)

Where I'm Looking: Chicago and near suburbs.

When I Can Start: Immediately

Requirements: Time off for my honeymoon. Want a full time position but contract-to-hire is fine too.

Can Be Reached Via: dan.blaszczyk [at] gmail

Residual Toast
Nov 19, 2007
The Toast with the Most

I'm a CS grad from U of I who has been mostly out of work since I graduated in December 2008. I've been working on various self-projects and nontechnical work in the meantime, and am redoubling my efforts to find a real job again.

My Experience: CompSci Degree from U of I Urbana-Champaign, C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, HTML, SQL, Flash, Inform 7(you never know), Matlab, many years of computer repair type stuff and probably more(version control, unit testing and others).

What I'm Looking For: Full Time, I have an interest in professional game design, but also am interested in UI design, and general problem solving in general. I'm also open to and competent at computer maintenence type stuff.

What I'm NOT Looking For:

Where I Live: Chicagoland

Where I'm Looking: United States

When I Can Start: Immediately

Requirements: Full-time preferable, Contract acceptable

Can Be Reached Via: residualtoast at gmail (filters to my real email)

jayzlie
Nov 6, 2002



I'm looking for somebody with some programming experience, Objective C, Cocoa big plus to assist me in writing an iPhone application. Preliminary stages only at the moment and the actual job is probably at least a month out. It will be an on-going project; there will be hourly compensation plus profit sharing. PM me or contact me at jsavory [at] clubuptime [.] com

goninzo
Aug 26, 2009

All around decent avatar

My experience: 12 years in UNIX sysadmin, mainly Solaris and Linux, some SAN, some Windows, some networking, some Identity Management (Siteminder), jack of all trades really.
What I'm looking for: A career doing high level sysadmin stuff in a diverse environment, I like complicated problems. A good team is also very important to me.
What I'm NOT looking for: Slicing SAN disk all day, every day. Really, anything that a good perl script could do, why not just write the script already.
Where I live: Villa Park, IL
Where I'm looking: Western Chicago burbs, maybe downtown if the money is right.
When I can start: Immediate
Requirements: Has to be the right opportunity for me, full time preferred
Can be reached via: I'm easy to find on linkedin and by email at goninzo (at) gmail

I'm interviewing heavily to find the right position and the right fit.

Edit: Happily employed, there are jobs out there.

goninzo fucked around with this message at 01:23 on Mar 11, 2010

Mausi
Apr 11, 2006



My experience: 8 years IT support, the last 5 being focussed on VMware/Citrix, the last 3 being entirely focussed on DataCentre Virtualisation; Consulting, consolidation projects, environment discoveries and enterprise grade hardware, split site configurations, DR for virtual, site-to-site migrations etc.

What I'm looking for: Virtualisation Projects, or consulting contracts around that area. If you want someone who actually specialises in this to handle your poo poo, then I'm your guy.

What I'm NOT looking for: Desk jockey support for a generic VMware environment. I currently have a job, just looking around for good opportunities.

Where I live: London, UK (very relocatable, especially in Europe)

Where I'm looking: Can move most places with New Zealand / UK Passport

When I can start: Depends on current project, usually a month or two notice

Requirements: Enticing remuneration, interesting project.

Can be reached via: PM or mausi dot hp at gmail dot com

Demonachizer
Aug 7, 2004


My company is looking to fill a help desk job. It is a great place to work and has full health paid for singles and extremely generous family plans, 3% retirement fund match and a bunch of other stuff.

The job does require a certain level of social skills and you must wear a shirt and tie. These two things are pretty important as we work on a contract in a medical/educational environment.

I have no clue on salary for this position as I don't get involved in that aspect.

Search for J8H7PT72JWHC7D15NXP at careerbuilder.com

You can PM me for any further info.

EDIT: Oh poo poo it is in Boston MA! That is probably pretty important...

Demonachizer fucked around with this message at 19:59 on Feb 16, 2010

dum2007
Jun 13, 2001
I may be the victim of indigestion, but she is the product of it.

This is kind of a long shot. I don't know how many AIX dudes there are here, but I had a lot of fun working for an IBM Premier Business Partner once and I'd like to do it again.

My experience: 10 years of professional Systems Administration, a few years in enterprise. I've worked for big names that you'd recognize. IBM Certified pSeries Expert (AIX 5.3). IBM SVC Training. 98% of a CompSci degree. SAN/NAS integration experience. VMWare ESX, Netapp, some HACMP.

What I'm looking for: High availability, highly virtualized UNIX / Linux / SAN. People who appreciate best practices but don't think ITIL is a bible. Service transition and systems integration is where I really shine. It'd be nice to work under someone's wing who is good at any of ITIL, Oracle, SAP (or other ERP) or any Tivoli products.

What I'm NOT looking for: Desktop support. It's not that I mind working with people - I love teaching people! It's just that there are lots of guys who are capable in that area. I'd like to think my soft skills and experience are a little more rare in someone my age (25).

Where I live: Canada!

Where I'm looking: I'm open to offers everywhere.

Requirements: The chance to blow your boss's mind so hard he'll want to gild my reference letter. I'm a fast learner and I like a challenge.

Can be reached via: ian@cr03.org. My Resume is at my website.

When I can start: I have gotten "the call" before and been on my way out the door to the airport the next morning. Depends on what's going on!

ate shit on live tv
Feb 15, 2004



We are currently looking for someone to fill a contract that will last 4-6 months and pay pretty decently, that will be mostly remote, with possibly some travel to the UK. (if you live in the UK the on-site stuff will be in London.)

What we need is someone who is super comfortable and familiar with Foundry Switches and Juniper Routers. We run an all Cisco shop in the US, so you will be our eyes for handling a few MPLS hand-offs and managing the foundry gear.

It will be basically name your own price, if you know your poo poo, you will be compensated accordingly. But again the stuff in the UK is purely Foundry, and that is what we need the expertise in. If you are also comfortable with NetApp equipment that is a plus.

So to summarize:
Network Engineer Contractor experience with Foundry & Juniper that will be mostly remote.
If you are comfortable and familiar with NetApp that is a plus.
If you live in the UK that can't hurt, if you don't its fine as pretty much everything will be remote.

If you think you fit the bill then send me an email at usedaegis at live dot com.

brc64
Mar 21, 2008

I wear my sunglasses at night.

Powercrazy posted:

We are currently looking for someone to fill a contract that will last 4-6 months and pay pretty decently, that will be mostly remote, with possibly some travel to the UK. (if you live in the UK the on-site stuff will be in London.)

What we need is someone who is super comfortable and familiar with Foundry Switches and Juniper Routers. We run an all Cisco shop in the US, so you will be our eyes for handling a few MPLS hand-offs and managing the foundry gear.

It will be basically name your own price, if you know your poo poo, you will be compensated accordingly. But again the stuff in the UK is purely Foundry, and that is what we need the expertise in. If you are also comfortable with NetApp equipment that is a plus.

So to summarize:
Network Engineer Contractor experience with Foundry & Juniper that will be mostly remote.
If you are comfortable and familiar with NetApp that is a plus.
If you live in the UK that can't hurt, if you don't its fine as pretty much everything will be remote.

If you think you fit the bill then send me an email at usedaegis at live dot com.
Given the format I use in the first post, what should I put for location for this? It sounds like the things being supported are in the UK, but the applicant doesn't specifically need to be? Should I just list the location as Misc/Internet?

ate shit on live tv
Feb 15, 2004



brc64 posted:

Given the format I use in the first post, what should I put for location for this? It sounds like the things being supported are in the UK, but the applicant doesn't specifically need to be? Should I just list the location as Misc/Internet?

Oh yea, sorry about that. For location just put it in misc.

Wizard of the Deep
Sep 25, 2005


Found a position. Thanks anyway!

Wizard of the Deep fucked around with this message at 17:45 on Oct 17, 2010

Jedi425
Dec 6, 2002

THOU ART THEE ART THOU STICK YOUR HAND IN THE TV DO IT DO IT DO IT



What the hell, working for the state has gotten very old, very fast. A little background on me; I'm 26, and in my going on 4 years working at this place, I have had a single 3% raise (bringing me to the illustrious take-home salary of about 22k a year + some admittedly very good insurance). If I stay here, I'm afraid I'll be stuck in this job forever. There were some signs of things getting better, and then the legislature pulled most of our funding.


My experience: 2+ years doing help-desk type work for student computing labs, 1.5 years regretting ever joining the Geek Squad, 3+ years in my current job, Operations at a University Data Center. I have experience dealing with 3rd Shift and On-Call type work as well. (I'm currently on nights, in fact.) It'd be a whole second post listing all the brands and systems we touch.

What I'm looking for: Network-admin or systems-admin type work. I have more experience in Windows than in *nix. I'd love a job with some kind of budget for training (anything above nothing beats my current job), and I'm willing to go and get whatever certifications your outfit wants me to have. I want a job where I can learn and gain new responsibilities that are not just more of the bitch work.

What I'm NOT looking for: Entry level help desk, jobs where there are no prospects for advancement/training.

Where I live: Tempe, AZ.

Where I'm looking: Tempe, AZ and surrounding areas. Someday I'd love to live in Seattle, WA (or around there), but I'm not in a position to move unless I have a job waiting.

When I can start: Within 2-3 weeks of a solid job offer, possibly sooner depending on the time of year. (We are at our busiest during the start/end of semesters, breaks, and exam times, and despite my feelings about the work environment, my co-workers are all great people whom I'd hate to leave in the lurch.)

Requirements: Health insurance is very important, a decent vision plan would be nice seeing as I need glasses. If you can pay me better than 22k a year take-home, you've basically got me.

Can be reached via: PMs, my username at gmail.

Feisty-Cadaver
Jun 1, 2000
The worms crawl in,
The worms crawl out.

We are looking for one Java/Web Developer and one Java/Web QA person for our small team of 4-ish people.

Developer positions experience wants/needs: Java, html, css, sql, database design, hibernate, spring, etc.

QA position wants needs: Besides basic understanding of the things above, usability and user interface design experience would be a huge plus, but is not required. This can be a part-time QA, part-time development position.

Both are full-time positions for a large, stable company in Columbia, MO. Includes health benefits, 401k, etc. Work environment is bus. casual, but is pretty chill.

PM or email for additional info.

Deviant
Sep 26, 2003

I wanted orange.

It gave me lemon-lime.



My experience: Lifetime of personal + private CJing, B.S. in Information Technology, 1.5 yrs in server support
What I'm looking for: Sysadmin / Jack of all trades IT work / DBA / Tech Analyst
What I'm NOT looking for: help desk / call center / mindless QA
Where I live: Orlando, FL
Where I'm looking: Open to discussion
When I can start: ASAP
Requirements: Insurance / Full Time / Salary
Can be reached via: Deviant749 on AIM, legitimateemail AT gmail DOT com

Deviant fucked around with this message at 21:23 on Feb 18, 2010

necrobobsledder
Mar 21, 2005
Lay down your soul to the gods rock 'n roll

Nap Ghost

Just filled this position. Thanks to those who contacted me - the guy that did get it was far more qualified than those that did contact me through various channels, so don't feel too bad, it was a longshot probably.

necrobobsledder fucked around with this message at 16:40 on Jun 3, 2010

Dbhjed
Jul 20, 2006

Homework?!

Lipstick Apathy

My experience: Internship at a Law Firm redoing their Computer Network System, Worked on a Co-op as Network Tech at my Tech School, 8+ years studying about computers, Completing a B.S. from Penn State (May 2010).

What I'm looking for: Really anything that doesn't involve the words "What can I get for you today"

What I'm NOT looking for: Sales, Phone support

Where I live: Allentown, PA

Where I'm looking: Anywhere in the northeast US. I would prefer the Allentown Area of PA to Philadelphia

When I can start: Anytime after May 17th. I have to finish my last semester

Requirements: Health insurance, Salary better than $45,000 a year

Can be reached via: PMs,

You can look at my resume here http://www.dbhjed.com/resume.pdf

volkadav
Jan 1, 2008

Guillotine / Gulag 2020

I work for the nytimes.com as a senior software engineer. We're currently looking to hire a good dozen or so people in front and back end engineering positions at a variety of levels. Not going to lie to you, this environment can be high stress and it'll probably involve living in NYC which is an experience unto itself. You have to know your poo poo pretty well to cut it, as we're the busiest newspaper site in the world with hundreds of millions to billions of hits per month (there are no small problems at this scale ). Pay and benefits are very solid on average, and they have paid relocation/hiring bonuses before.

The full listings for the various jobs are here:
http://www.nytimes.com/features/openings/index.html

If you have questions I can try to answer them, either about the company or relocating to the NYC metro area, and I can also refer people directly to the main hiring contact if you sound like you've got a clue. email: mjackson at nytimes dot com

FAQ:

1) Architecture/technologies?
Open source mostly. LAMP-ish but throw in some Solaris, Oracle, Java depending on the team. The usual suspects for front end work. Utility scripting is always a bonus and ends up in whatever language people feel like using, so you might see any of perl, python, and/or ruby. See the specific listings above for better ideas of what you'll need.

2) Is NYC expensive?
gently caress yes it is, figure 3x the nominal average American cost of living. So it might be par if you're coming from SF, but from most everywhere else you can count on paying at least double what you think is normal, rational, and reasonable for any good or service, quadruple if you're coming from some cheap flyover state. Rental prices in particular are loving nuts. As said, the Times is pretty good about paying fairly for the environment. If you can find a niche to live reasonably and cheaply in (e.g. Riverdale in the Bronx near the Metro North) you can sock away unholy fuckbuckets of money.

3) I hear newspapers are dying, c/d?
We're not dead yet. I won't bullshit you, it's a tough market out there, but it's tough for everybody and I think the NYT is well-positioned to ride things out during this business cycle and is on a good track to continue and prosper as a news organization in the future.

4) Moving advice?
Throw away half of your stuff. Then get really ruthless and throw away half the remainder. Cruise craigslist and http://streeteasy.com to get an idea for prices. If the listing doesn't say "no fee" or says "broker", odds on they'll want 15% of the first year's rent as a broker fee. Yes, really. Keep one hand on your wallet and other over your bunghole because NYC real estate people will try to violate both if you give them the chance. Keep your car(s) only if you're in an outer borough; learn maps, schedules and fares at http://mta.info for non-car travel and commuting. See if your target zipcode has FreshDirect delivery.

nbv4
Aug 21, 2002

by Duchess Gummybuns


^^ on the online app, it asks for a referral, can I use your SA username?

volkadav
Jan 1, 2008

Guillotine / Gulag 2020

I just went to check and now it seems like the position pages are throwing 404s. Great Anyway, you can email your resume to the address they list on the front page that is working, or if you want to filter through me as a referrer use the address in my post above.

edit: Looks like they've fixed the 404s; as to whether you want to apply through the web interface or send me your resume at the address listed above, it's up to you.

volkadav fucked around with this message at 19:28 on Feb 22, 2010

Triple Tech
Jul 28, 2006

So what, are you quitting to join Homo Explosion?


Can't PM you. What are your hours at the NYTimes? And what do you mean stress? Like temporary immediate requests stress? Or monitor systems/work follows you home stress? Stress to perform?

At no fault of the goon who recommended me, the last job I had was inordinately stressful for no reason.

volkadav
Jan 1, 2008

Guillotine / Gulag 2020

Yep, I haven't bothered to give lowtax another for plat or whatever it is that enables PMs. My direct email is mjackson at nytimes dot com, but please be sure to include something about SHSC or similar in the subject line as I do get a lot of email at work already.

I usually work 10 am to 6pm or so. Sometimes more if needed to ride herd on a late-running deployment or similar, but that's comparatively rare. Since last August I've actually been working 90% from home because I moved out of NYC for family reasons (I ordinarily go back one day every other week for on-site visits). As an aside, working from home isn't some paradise-like thing as some people might believe; sure you aren't dealing with commuting so much but there's other hassles unique to it like organizing conference calls or convincing your cat that NO REALLY I NEED TO TYPE NOW THX. I suspect they'd want anybody new to be on-site full time for a good while just to gel with their team/the company.

Regards sources of stress: It's a big, complex environment that has a tsunami of users, so if something breaks a small city's worth of people see it every second. The projects we work on aren't trivial in complexity usually even without the scale factor. Compared to jobs I've had that were stressful because my co-workers were fools or my management was more like manglement, I'll take this stress.

Just for what it's worth, the HQ at 620 8th ave is a really pretty nice space to be in. I've worked in some depressing physical spaces before, and the NYT building is such a radical improvement over them it's not even funny. The on-site cafeteria is pretty good and there's a huge number of restaurants within walking distance. Commuting to the place by subway is dead easy since it's close to so many stops there in the times square area (and more from the S connection to GCT). The NY/NJ port authority bus terminal is across the street if you're busing in from NJ or similar.

Blue Cadet-3
Jun 14, 2009


Edit: I haven't gotten any interest yet, but I'm hoping there's somebody out there that would be into this project so I'm gonna cut out some word clutter and post in the same format as most of the others here.

Who I Am: I'm a junior in the Music Industry Studies program at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA. Over the past few months, I have been working on setting up a web-based company offering an app that could potentially revolutionize the live concert industry. All I need is a coder to join my team so that it can happen.

Who I'm Looking For: Someone who is skilled in developing web applications who wants to be part of a startup. I'm not extremely well versed in the technical stuff, but I would assume proficiency in PHP, Python, etc. is necessary. Really though, the ability to get behind this project and be dedicated to making it happen are the most important qualities I'm looking for. I really would like to find someone who would want to stay and grow with the company.

Who I'm Not Looking For: Someone who merely wants to build a site, get paid, and bail. Like I said before, I really need someone who will stay with the project at least until it has grown enough that I would be able to hire someone to take your place.

What I have to offer: Well, in terms of benefits, not a whole lot. I'm just a college student trying to start a business. However, my knowledge of the music industry, as well as the contacts I have made through my school, are strong assets to the company. I have put a great deal of work into planning this, and truly believe that it has the potential to make a serious impact on the live music industry, as well as the social networking world. The market research has been done and the test markets are being set up. All I need is a coder to join my team and make it all happen. When the application is launched and revenue begins to come in, you will definitely earn a comfortable wage, as well as ownership of a good piece of the company. Like I said, I'm looking for a partner in this, not just an employee.

Where I'm Located: I will be in New Orleans, LA until May, when I move to Tampa, FL for the Summer. If you are near either of these places (I'm willing to make a good drive), we can easily work face to face. If you're not, we can still work together as long as you are good with online and phone correspondence.

How to Contact Me: either reply in this thread or email me at jrkutno AT loyno DOT edu. Feel free to include a resume and/or examples of previous work.

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Spermy Smurf
Jul 2, 2004


North Country Hospital is looking for a PC technician.

http://tinyurl.com/yjawkr8

https://www.nchsi.org

Location: Newport, VT

I dont know what the pay is, but when I applied there it was $20-23/hr.

devians
Sep 25, 2007
Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.

volkadav posted:

I work for the nytimes.com as a senior software engineer. We're currently looking to hire a good dozen or so people in front and back end engineering positions at a variety of levels.

Would i be completely insane to apply, coming from australia? A seachange sounds good and this sounds like a nice change from the stress of working for an advertising agency where everythings so short notice and disorganised its a wonder im still sane. ish.

volkadav
Jan 1, 2008

Guillotine / Gulag 2020

I have no real idea how immigration/work permit stuff works either in general in the US or at the Times, I'm sorry. I'm guessing you'd be on an "H1-B" visa, and I believe that has some implications for the hiring company that HR may or may not want to deal with. If you want to apply to something, though, don't let that stop you. You never know.

(I should note here that imho the world would be better served if talented people had vastly reduced barriers to working migration. There's too few good people in the field as is to add arbitrary nation-state bullshit into the mix, drat it.)

Before you made a leap like that though I would highly recommend you do a hell of a lot of research into what it's like to live in NYC. It's the most expensive city on the continent afaik, and if the job isn't making you crazy the cost of living might do so. I hate to give redundant advice, but I'd also hate for anyone to make the jump and end up getting screwed.

I feel your ad agency pain; did two years at one a while back. On the upside, they really knew how to drink and didn't mind putting us on the company tab now and then. Come to think of it, being a consultant in the finance industry was much the same, at least pre-'08-meltdown.

stubblyhead
Sep 13, 2007

That is treason, Johnny!

Fun Shoe

Sure, what the heck. I'm currently employed, but given how slow things have been and the fact that people have been getting laid off recently, I'm not sure how secure my job is. I also got kinda hosed on moving to a potentially more secure position lately, so I'm kind of bitter about that too.

My experience: Three years of tier-two support, about five of Windows admin/desktop support. Hold MCP, working towards MCSA currently.
What I'm looking for: Windows administration
What I'm NOT looking for: Sales, QA, Entry-level help desk
Where I live: Tacoma, WA
Where I'm looking: Seattle-Tacoma area, Portland OR
When I can start: Given the right opportunity, immediately (w/ two weeks notice at my current job)
Requirements: Health insurance, full time.
Can be reached via: PM

take boat
Jul 8, 2006
boat: TAKEN

volkadav posted:

Before you made a leap like that though I would highly recommend you do a hell of a lot of research into what it's like to live in NYC. It's the most expensive city on the continent afaik, and if the job isn't making you crazy the cost of living might do so. I hate to give redundant advice, but I'd also hate for anyone to make the jump and end up getting screwed.
NYC is expensive, but I'd assume anyone coming from another country to do software development should be fine. If you have no savings and lose your job it'd be bad, granted. That might also pose immigration problems as well.

Furb
Apr 17, 2001


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click click
Aug 9, 2006



My experience: 6 months of experience in the field, 2 years of experience as an intern with a lot of desktop support and troubleshooting involved.
What I'm looking for: I'd prefer a position as a technician's apprentice, field engineer, desktop support technician, but I'd be happy with anything hardware related. Contract and part time is OK, but no temp work. I'd really prefer full-time.
What I'm NOT looking for: Retail crap, coding, dealing with massive amounts of bitchy customers.
Where I live: Birmingham, AL
Where I'm looking: I'd prefer AL or the southeast but I'd be willing to relocate.
When I can start: As soon as I can get to where you are.
Requirements: Steady work
Can be reached via: PM me

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Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


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