Unspecified: Java / Web Developer

An unspecified but self-lableled ‘ambitious startup company’ is looking for a Java / Web Developer:

– The opportunity to take part in implementation of the next gen, specialized Internet portal
– You will be able to use your talents in an agile, creative, yet well managed environment 
– See your contribution playing an important role in the project success 
– Be a member of the team of bright individuals who enjoy working together 
– A competitive compensation for your hard work 

The Good
The technology mix looks reasonable.  Spring and Hibernate are pretty standard these days.  Acegi’s not horrible.  Using Flex in front of Java is becoming a fairly common approach, so it’s a good skillset mix to have.  And if this will be using Amazon EC2, the cloud computing space is another emerging technology that might be good to learn.  Automated testing and automated builds are both good signs.

I’m not certain why Struts2 & JSF get mentioned along with Flex/Flash – seems unlikely that they would be building out two interface technologies, although perhaps it’s a question of not knowing which.  

There’s very little reference to process, but they’re clearly presenting the vibe of a “getting the job done” focus rather than a very process-and-procedures vibe.

The Bad
Information gaps: Who’s the company?  What are they working on?  How are they funded, and how long will that last?  What’s the compensation like?  Who would you be working with?  What would you be doing?  How is the team organized?  What’s the location?

My first instinct when someone uses the word “web” in front of “developer” is that they don’t expect to pay all that well, but the rest of the post sounds like someone looking for someone who’s pretty capable.  But then again, it’s a startup, so if compensation is important to you, that’s something you’d want to inquire about.

Your mileage may vary when it comes to working anywhere that describes themselves as a startup.

In Summary
If you’ve got a Java background and the above sounds interesting might be worth trying to find out who this company is and what you’d be working on.


One Response to Unspecified: Java / Web Developer

  1. Geoffrey Wiseman says:

    A brief chat with someone from the startup in question, and I can share that they’re looking at mixing Flex/Flash with HTML/AJAX on the front end, so the technology list reflects that.

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