[San-Diego-pm] Job available at Ticketmaster (fwd)

Bob Kleemann rkleeman at energoncube.net
Tue Sep 20 15:52:57 PDT 2005

If you are interested in this job, please contact Todd Cranston-Cuebas
<Todd.Cranston-Cuebas at Ticketmaster.com>.


As many of you know, Ticketmaster is a big perl/mod_perl company. In fact,
some of you may have read our job postings over the years. I want to point
out that there are some important changes in our "ideal" candidate for our
current openings. Ticketmaster has historically interviewed people based
very much on their perl expertise and that makes sense given our rapid
growth and our focus on perl. However, I have a number of new open positions
for our core engineering team where proficiency in perl is **NOT** a

    Why bring this to the attention of a perl jobs list?

To be totally honest, if you get a job here, you'll be coding in perl. It's
what we do. In order for this to work, we do expect you to have a background
in software development and object-oriented coding skills. We'd also expect
that you would feel very comfortable in a linux/unix development world. The
last and perhaps most important requirement is "spark!" We're searching out
those people who have the unquenchable desire to absorb and learn. If you
have this skill, you know it. You're the one who just naturally rises to the
top. Come to Ticketmaster and we'll give you the environment where you can
become an uber-geek of perldom if that's what you really want!

[If you're already a perl wizard, well then "yeah!" of course I'd always
like to talk with you too!]

Ticketmaster has excellent benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K, FSA, etc.)
and we foster a work hard/play hard attitude (in fact, I just got back from
a company sponsored night at the King Tut exhibit!).

We have new positions available for associate, mid, and senior-level
engineers. Please contact me directly if you have any questions. Appended
below is our "CANNED" or generic mid-level job description. Call for more

NOTE: I will _not_ entertain calls or emails from recruiting agencies...
it's the best way to get on my blacklist ;)

Todd Cranston-Cuebas

todd cranston-cuebas
tcc at ticketmaster.com
Ticketmaster (NASDAQ: IACI)
8800 sunset blvd, west hollywood, ca . 90069 voice 310-360-2436

-------------CANNED JOB DESCRIPTION------------- Develop core back-end
technologies for a leader in open-source , high-volume, high-transaction web
systems. As part of Ticketmaster product development group, you will be
responsible for integrating new functionality into our existing code base,
with an emphasis on perl development, as well as aiding in the
implementation of new core technologies.

Title: Software Engineer
Location: West Hollywood, California
Department: Product Development


75%: Coding/Development: Primarily perl development in a
     Linux/UNIX environment, however, C/C++ skills
     highly valued.

10%: Design: Design and architecture of solutions and
     enhancements to the Ticketmaster.com code base.

15%: Troubleshooting: code review/debugging/troubleshooting


* 2+ years professional software engineering experience
* "Classic" engineering skills, ideally C/C++,
  other Object-oriented development, perl, operating systems.
* Strong Linux or Unix background
* Exposure to web architectures
* RDBMS experience

Preferred Education/Experience/Knowledge:

* Perl!
* C/C++ programming for the web (specifically apache 2.0,
  apache API, C module development)
* Significant RDMS systems (Oracle and mySQL ideal)
* Exposure to algorithm/data structure
  design and implementation
* Past experience as a system administrator
* Degree in Computer Science or Mathematics

Competitive compensation and benefits package offered. Qualified applicants
should send their resume and salary history to tcc at ticketmaster.com with
"TMO-PJ" indicated in the subject line.  To learn more about other
Ticketmaster and IAC career opportunities, visit the IAC/InterActiveCorp job
board at http:jobsearch.iac-careers.com.
Ticketmaster is committed to creating a diverse work environment and proud
to be an equal opportunity employer. Due to the high volume of responses, we
will only respond to those candidates that most closely match our

Thank you for your interest in Ticketmaster, an operating business of
InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

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