Unspecified: Eclipse Tooling Developer

Brainhunter is helping an unspecified company look for an Eclipse Tooling Developer to help them work on the C Development Tools:

  • Use C & C++
  • Use Eclipse Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Test Eclipse Implementation
The primary skill sought is Eclipse Tooling development creating Eclipse plug-in. Usage of Eclipse for application development is not sufficient. 

The successful candidate will be working on a team enhancing the open source C/C++ Development Tools project in areas of interest to IBM products and technologies. 

The Good
Working on Eclipse and the CDT is a pretty niche area, so if that’s something that interests you, there aren’t a lot of options.  Basically, the interest here is the technology.  There may be other ‘good’ points about the job, but they’re not visible from this information-sparse posting.

The Bad
There’s really not enough information here to do much more than trigger interest in possibly working on the CDT:

  • Who would you be working for?  
  • What would you be working on extending the CDT to do, and what does that have to do with Servlets?
  • Where would you be working?  
  • What kind of compensation would there be?  
  • Would you be on a team, or by yourself? 
  • etc.


Not everyone has both the Java and the C chops (or interest) required to work on the CDT.   Your mileage may also vary when it comes to this kind of low-info recruiter posting.

In Summary
If you’re interested in doing Eclipse extensions and/or working on the CDT, there aren’t that many chances to do so, so it’s worth trying to find out more. 


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