Telecom Team Lead

This posting has made the rounds in a few different forms, which makes me a little wary, but it’s interesting nonetheless.  A number of people seem to be trying to help some kind of telecommunications firm get a team-lead on board.

The Good
This is supposedly a large telecom company, which could be good — it could be well-paid, for instance.  To be honest, without knowing which large telecom company, it’s hard to read into this.  The technology’s interesting: Ruby, PostGIS, Java, JBoss Rules, Hibernate, Multi-threading, JUnit … sounds like it could be an interesting mix, if you’ve got the right background.

The Bad
Aside from some major gaps in information, what worries me most is that this position has ‘been around’ (monster/brainhunter ).  I just don’t see that very often, and when I do, I’m suspicious.  It might be nothing, but it makes me a little nervous.

Your mileage may vary when it comes to working a contract position.  Or it might vary when it comes to full-time employment.  This position seemingly offers both, which is probably the worst of both worlds for some.

In Summary
To be honest, trying to find someone willing to take on a contract but also interested in switching to a full-time employment scenario is probably a tough call, so if that doesn’t bother you, this might be a job worth further investigation.


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