Telecommute Mac OS / Java

February 20, 2008

I’ve got to admit, I’m a little confused why this position requires client-side Java/MacOS experience and human interface guidelines with SWT, but also wants Tomcat experience.  A little more detail would help me understand if this is some kind of client-server application that’s limited to (or emphasizing the Mac) or … something else entirely.

If telecommute’s your thing and you’ve got a background in Mac development, this could be an interesting choice.  More information about the company, the work and the compensation would be required to take this beyond mildly interesting.


Relocate to Ireland with Microsoft

February 20, 2008

Microsoft wants to relocate engineers/leads to Ireland from Toronto.  Nice, if working for Microsoft is your thing.

Something I appreciated about Dublin: you could literally go from a slate-fenced country house to the downtown of Dublin in less than an hour.  Now, I don’t know that I truly experienced “rush hour”, if there is one, but it’s still a bit of a change of pace from Toronto.

The $80-$130k compensation isn’t so bad either.

ClearCanvas: Web Developer

February 20, 2008

ClearCanvas is looking for a web developer.

The listed compensation (45-65k) is low for my taste, although “web developer” usually implies that the employer is looking for someone with a front-end focus, a less broad set of skills, and lower pay. Plus, they’re a startup.

Still, if the compensation doesn’t scare you off and you’ve got .NET experience, the listing is otherwise interesting. Agile techniques, a chance to make a dent in a startup where you may get a chance to really make progress.

Technical Architect

February 17, 2008

This technical architect posting that TAL has up is a prime example of the sort of thing that happens to a job after a recruiter anonymizes it.  Whatever interesting bits there might have been are lost in translation, and what remains is a request for someone with a bland set of skills.  If you’ve got those skills, and you want a  new job badly enough, why not apply — but there’s nothing at all to make it stand out, to catch interest.  There’s only a vague sense of the technology, and nothing about the company and the work.  All you really have to go on is a general skillset with Java, a tiniest sense of the role and an interest in being a ‘technical architect’, really.

J2ME Developer

February 17, 2008

It’s nice to see some mobile software development in Toronto occasionally, such as this J2ME development position, looking for some of these qualifications:

  • WAP, J2ME, J2EE, Brew
  • Solaris, Linux
  • Weblogic
  • GPRS, Edge, EVDO

There’s very little information about th company/proect, but the mobile side is interesting.

I think the mobile industry would get a huge shot in the arm if they stopped trying to control everything.  I hope iPhone and Android shake things up a little.


Software Development: Sitting down!

February 7, 2008
  • Apparently, at Dundee Wealth Management, software development is normally performed sitting for extended periods of time.  How odd.

Montreal: Director of R&D

January 31, 2008

This posting looked rather appealing until I discovered it was posted for Montreal.  Not that I mind Montreal, it’s a nice city, but it’s not Toronto, where I live, and for which I’m in the habit of looking at opportunities.

Still, if you’re in Montreal, do feel free to check it out.