As part of the development team, you will be responsible for the development
and maintenance of our software products, which are written in Java and PHP and
integrate with many operating systems and databases. The position involves
close interaction with other developers and the QA team. A strong development
background is required.
Uptime is an interesting local ISV that is looking for someone who knows agile methods well. The manager there, Pete Bevin, seems to have a good reputation. I know the CTO, Alex Bewley: he’s a good guy, although I haven’t worked with him in probably over fifteen years, so it’s hard to say how relevant that might be. The process sounds pretty agile, which is nice. The role, work, company and process seem to get reasonable levels of description.
It doesn’t sound like an incredibly senior role, but as long as you get a fair amount of input and get paid well, I’m not sure that matters. Sadly, there’s very little sense of the compensation. It might not hurt to understand the technology mix a little more – percentage of time in Java vs. PHP, plus C#/C++.
The location (Richmond/Portland) may work really well if you’re downtown west of the University line already. On the other hand, if you’re coming from out of town or from the east end, it may be less convenient. It’s a nice area, lots of nice restaurants, shops and so forth about, but not crazy busy. Ghandi makes a nice Butter Chicken roti.
If you’ve got chops in all of Java, PHP and Agile, and “Queen & Bathurst” isn’t an inconvenient neighbourhood, this could be the job for you.