Genesys: Eclipse Software Developer

Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories is looking for an Eclipse Software Developer:

This position is for a highly talented software developer, with Eclipse Plug-in development experience to help build the next generation of our development IDEs. The ideal candidate will contribute significantly to leading edge IDE products, looking at ways to ease the complexity of application development and to reduce the time to market for software design engineers. 

The Good
Alcatel-Lucent is a big company, and this is a job getting to do Eclipse plugin development for ’em.  They claim to have pretty good benefits, although you’d want to take a look at the overall compensation package in order to assess that well. 

The Bad
It’s hard to get a vibe for whether or not you’re going to be a cog in the wheel with this one.  The phrasing and language implies “big enterprise”, but there are a few elements that imply that you might occasionally get to step out of your assigned box a little.  (e.g. “Issues may encompass any area of engineering.” )

It doesn’t seem like they’re looking for someone with a ton of experience (“At least three years (preferably more) commercial experience of Java programming”) so it may not be terribly well-paid.

Ultimately the usual problems surface in terms of information gaps.  Why does Genesys need eclipse development done — what will you actually be working on?  Will you be part of a team?  What size of team?  What will your role be within that team?  Where will you be working, other than ‘Markham’?  What’s the compensation like?  What’s the process like?

Your mileage may vary when it comes to working for the kind of company that can say things like “Performs tasks to ensure product is successfully implemented” without snickering.  And if you don’t already live in Markham, your mileage (or kilometerage) will vary on a twice-daily basis.

In Summary
There aren’t a lot of Eclipse opportunities in Toronto, and most of them are in Markham (Hello, IBM).  That said, if this is your bag and you’re not opposed to working in Markham, it seems worth giving Genesys a call, although I’d urge you to try and get a sense for how enterprisey it is, and whether or not you’re ok with that.


One Response to Genesys: Eclipse Software Developer

  1. Vlad says:

    Dear friends,

    It is very difficult to find experience Eclipse developers.
    I had the bad experience to hire new members for Omondo, to give them a 6 months training and then to immediately loose the team who preferred to work for a larger company or for more money !!
    I was very disappointed by these European spoiled developers and decided to create a research center in Tunisia at the end of 2005.

    Why to invest today if you can get the job done by our company ?
    Our current ISV business model is currently very difficult because of open source competition.
    Omondo is therefore looking to help international corporation integration projects by providing this service from our research lab.
    We have currently one US permanent customer.
    Don’t hesitate to contact me for any additional information.

    Vlad Varnica
    Eclipse and OMG member
    French Java Usergroup coordinator
    42, Gatcombe – Great Holm
    Milton Keynes, MK8 9ET – UK
    Phone number: +44(0)1 908 266 150

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