Wednesday, October 22, 2008

ONLINE - Great online post - Want Ads Don’t Have to Be as Dull as Dirt

I came across this posting today:

Want Ads Don’t Have to Be as Dull as Dirt
Here’s a want ad for a coder we’re looking for at iFractal. Skills are the price of entry; but interviewing is all about fit.

Funky Code Medina
You know how to rock rapid development. You know PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, and Javascript. (And you know all the rest of the letters of the alphabet.) You know the difference between group programming and group think. You think about users, and not the Kurt Cobain type. Server-side means more to you than “May I take your order.” You like clients and client-side code, too. You know Web 2.0 user interface like the [you know the cliche...and we're not looking for cliche].
You know versioning. You get teary-eyed when you hear the words “I’m a Mac.” You’re a code freak, but not a freak. And by that, we mean you can have all the tattoos and piercings you want. You just can’t wear a beret and act like a coding artiste. You like to work fast, but meticulously. You know web standards, coding style standards, and the old standards like “That’s Amore.”
You learned all that tech weenie stuff at a prestigious school. Or in your parents’ basement. It doesn’t matter…but you know that stuff like some people know their favorite pair of jeans. Dogs and small children like you. You have friends beyond your guild in World of Warcraft. You’re curious, you’re smart, and gosh darn it, people like you.
We’re looking for you. If you know why we titled our request, that’s bonus points. If you don’t know why, that’s equally great. What we want is a really great coder who will fit here.
We have a consulting firm in Rittenhouse that does stuff for companies that you know. Companies that advertise on your TV (or on Hulu, if you’re more into that). We think things up, we build them, and they like it. We don’t mess around and we don’t delay. We like to see our ideas get used right away.
Now we have a big idea that we’re rolling out. Seems like a crazy time to be expanding, right? Not us. We thought up a big idea and we’re gonna rock the market. And you’re gonna rock the code.
So, get on your fixie, stuff your Mac into your Timbuk 2 messenger bag, and roll on over. We’re gonna ask you some hard questions. But if you are able to snatch the pebble from our hands, Grasshopper, we can guarantee that you’ll be working with some of the smartest people you know.

Oh. We pay for lunch, too.

If you know someone who fits the bill, here’s the link to get to us.
Posted on October 17, 2008 by Frank Roche Filed Under Recruiting


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