[Pdx-pm] Ruby job (Perl programmers can apply)

Phil Tomson ptkwt at aracnet.com
Tue Aug 24 17:17:24 CDT 2004

Just thought of something else...

Sometimes these contract recruiters won't give you the time of day if your 
skills/experience don't match the requirements exactly.  If she doesn't 
get back to you, go ahead and send your resume to me and I'll forward it 
to the correct person on the 'inside'.  He already told me that he was 
open to finding someone with Perl or Python skills if he can't find 
someone with Ruby on their resume.


On Tue, 24 Aug 2004, Phil Tomson wrote:

> I sent this to the Portland and Seattle Ruby mailing lists and it seems 
> that everyone is currently employed there (what a change from a year 
> ago!).
> Since this was my old job (actually, they already found my replacement, 
> now they're hiring another person) I know a bit about what's going on there.  
> Since they haven't found an available Ruby expert, I think they would do fine 
> with someone who knows Perl and is familiar with OO programming - so if 
> you are good with Perl and OO and would be willing to learn Ruby (and get 
> paid while learning it:) don't let the requirements scare you.  The person 
> you would be working with is a Ruby expert so he'll be able to help 
> bring you up to speed.
> Also, they list C/C++, but there will be very little of that.  The vast 
> majority of the code is being done in Ruby.  
> See below for more info.
> Please don't reply to me, reply to Gina Ash (email & phone# below).
> Phil
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 09:52:11 -0400
> From: Gina Ash <gina_ash at hotmail.com>
> Reply-To: gina at wizardstaffing.com
> To: ptkwt at aracnet.com
> Subject: New contract position!
> Dear Phil,
> I just saw your resume on Monster.com.  Although it is from a year ago,
>  I have a position (described below) with Intel Corp that might interest
> you.  
> Intel sends their jobs out to about 15 companies.  It is your choice as
> to whom you work with so first, here is some info about us at Wizard
> Staffing:
> 1) We are a primary vendor with Intel, have worked with them since 1993
> 2) We adhere to the principles of the “Contractors’ Bill of Rights” and
> always disclose our billing rates and markup.
> 3) Our markup is one of the lowest in the industry, enabling us to get
> HIGHER RATES for our consultants while meeting client goals.
> 4)We have optional full benefits available for contract workers
> 5)We are locally owned and operated in Oregon
> If you are interested in the following job, and fit the specified
> requirements (SEE BELOW), please send me an email reply with your current
> resume attached and hourly rate,  and let me know the best time to call
> you.
> Sincerely,
> Gina
> gina at wizardstaffing.com
> ______________________
> Request Number: 87066
> Assignment Information
> Project Location: OR
> Project Name: SW Engineer- Ruby,C, C++-License Acquistion/ Reg Process
> Desired Start Date: 08/30/2004
> Length of Engagement: 3 months
> Shift: 01
> Primary Skill:
> Other Skills: 
> Roles & Responsibilities
> Desired Start Date: ASAP
> Estimated Assignment Length: 3 months
> Is the position Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
> Position Title: Software Engineer (Contractor)
> Project Description:  The license acquisition and registration process
> for
> many of the major Intel software like Compilers, VTune etc is not very
> intuitive. This project is to streamline the process and enhance the
> customer experience when purchasing an Intel Software Product thereby
> allowing cost saving and manufacturing efficiency changes. This project
> is
> high profile with direct impact to Intel customers.
> Daily Responsibilities:  Developing a dynamic/interactive UI (both
> Graphic
> & text base) for Linux* and Windows*.  Developing  and maintaining a
> utility which reads a user's system and provides feedback on
> license/product eligibility and does transparent license handling.
> Validation testing. Technical Documentation
> Please indicated %travel required: None.
> Years of Experience Desired: 5+ years
> Expertise Level: Mid to Sr.
> Necessary Skills: Ruby; C/C++ programming;  GUI programming 
> experience; .
> Must be a ble to develop code for both the Linux and Windows operating
> systems ;
> Additional Skills Desired :
> Highly Desired:    
>  FlexLM licensing
>     Webservices
>     knowledge of SSL
>     CVS
> Nice to have:
>     Java
>     Experience using version control (preferably CVS)
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