Spontaneous Title Promotions, Scuba Divers, and the 5 Percenters

This week: 10 jobs, 7 companies

Oh dang, Palo Alto Software. VP of Software Engineering, huh? We’re used to Directors, and maybe a Senior Director every so often around these here parts, but VP? Fancy. It’s 10 years of experience. MBA preferred.

VP of Software Engineering

Palo Alto Software also needs an SVP of Customer Advocacy, which admittedly is not true. What they do have open is a Customer Advocate & Software Support Specialist position. However, I’d totally just start calling myself the SVP of Customer Advocacy and see what happens.

Customer Advocate & Software Support Specialist

This Mystery Craigslist Company only wants you to know that they “provide online applications for government agencies.” (For those of you who are wondering, yes, it’s definitely the CIA.) They also want two web developers. They also evidently want those two web devs to rock paper scissors for the Senior title. That’s the best I can tell from the find and replace “Junior” with “Senior” method of job posting writing.

Junior Web Developer

Senior Web Developer

Corvallis isn’t Eugene. That’s just science. But, I’m fairly indiscriminate about links served to me directly through the “Submit a job” form, so here it is. Julie Anderson posted to the Eugene Tech Switchboard about recruiting Software Engineers for HP’s Developer Program. The best way to apply appears to be PMing her via Switchboard, which if nothing else gets you to register for the best tech community resource around.

Software Engineer

Selco Community Credit Union estimates that as a Core Systems Administrator job you’ll spend about 5% of your time not working at your desk. Specifically, they anticipate you’ll spend those two hours per week “moving around work areas.” But let’s be honest here. This one line blows that 5% right out of the water. “Diagnose and solve computer equipment problems.” Don’t let them fool you. You know exactly what that means.

Core Systems Administrator

Roseburg Forest Products has had a more than a few tech postings recently, and if these look familiar, then thank you for reading. I’m impressed you remember back to September. So, here’s the deal. They were pulled from the site not too long ago. But they recently (within the last week) re-appeared, and then got extended. It could be clerical, financial, or personnel-related. No idea. Good luck though. They’re open now.

Data Warehouse Architect/Administrator, Senior

Technical Support Analyst

Lane Transit District has a very straightforward System Administrator position open right now. From what I’ve heard they’re a pretty by-the-book organization. That information is important when coupled with a pretty specific education and certification section (MCSA and/or VCA/VCP).

System Administrator

Just poking around the staff section of the Organic Materials Review Institute, it looks like you’ll be joining a gaggle of geologists, physicists, farmer academics, scuba divers — and one astronomer-cum-IT-manager who not only has an asteroid named after him but who will also be your boss.

Software Developer

TwentyIdeas doesn’t really give you a lot to work off in their job description. But then again, that’s basically the exact reason why they created the Full Stack Developer title, right? Whatever they’ve got to throw at you. You can handle it.

Full Stack Developer

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Horrified Questions, Company Name Aphasia, and Buckshot into the Abyss

This week: 7 jobs, 4 companies

It’s obvious why Oregon Community Credit Union wants to hire a Business Intelligence Analyst. Businesses run on their data, and manually pulling reports is a pain. Thus, they need a script runner (and builder). Just when you get in there maintain decorum about the next steps in the process and refrain from the horrified question, which we all know is also an accusation, “Why would you do that in Excel?” They just do — and it’s okay.

Business Intelligence Analyst

Meet Dan of Dan Herman Consulting, Inc. He wants to hire an IT System/Network Engineer. There are two ways to go about this. Option 1: Mosey over to the Indeed posting, sign up, verify your email, fill out 100 fields (yes, they want to know where you went to high school), and then vie for placement with probably tens or hundreds of resumes buckshotted into the Indeed abyss from all over the United States. Or you can probably just email him. How many Dans can there possibly be at Dan Herman Consulting? If you name is Dan, then make it two. 

IT System/Network Engineer: Email Dan, dan@danhermanconsulting.com

Blackstorm Lab has three, possibly four jobs open right now. Or maybe just one. It’s hard to tell. These numbers are based on the three open jobs on their site and the one they’re actively promoting on Craigslist. So, it might be just one. In any case, they’re definitely looking for at least one engineer. 

Studio Engineer

Core Engineer

Game Engineer

Software Engineer

Dear, Limelight Department. Will you please, just once, put your name on your semi-annual PHP/WordPress Developer job posting. We all know about your bike maintenance stipend. It’s like your calling card. You’ve got great reviews on Glassdoor. I’ve personally heard good things. Just say it. Say your company name.

Web Developer – PHP/Wordpress

Finally, here are a few jobs that have been open for two months or more. They might have a candidate in the pipeline already. They might not. I do not know.

Palo Alto Software – QA Analyst

Bimart – Programmer

Concentric Sky – Experienced Software Engineer

SheerID – Senior Full Stack Engineer

If you do know about the status of these jobs, then shoot me an email at michael@eugenetechjobs.com. Or better yet send me NEW jobs. I always appreciate the occasional job posting delivered straight to my inbox.

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Monkey Tails, Chapter 11, and the New Year

This week: 2 jobs, 2 companies

It’s been all the rage the last couple years for large brick-and-mortar companies to file Chapter 11 and slowly wither away into nothing. That’s not great for the tens of thousands of people who rely on those companies for their livelihood. However, if you’re the IT Support Tech for the United States Bankruptcy Court, at least your job will probably be safe.

IT Support Tech

Before telling you all about the Penetration Tester gig at Info@Risk, I would like to express my surprise that the @ doesn’t have an official name. It’s just the “at sign.” Or if you’re fancy maybe “at symbol.” That crazy thing called the World Wide Web elevated this obscure symbol into self-referential ubiquity. With that said, some cultures have adopted specific words for the symbol, mostly translated as animal parts — elephant’s trunk, monkey’s tail, or snail. In any case, Info [Monkey’s Tail] Risk has a gig. It’s a pen tester. You know what that is.

Penetration Tester

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Unsatisfying Questions, Schizophrenic Answers, and a Guessing Game

This week: 2 companies, 2 jobs

My hat goes off to Emberex for always having unique job descriptions. In honor of their Q&A-style job description with an imaginary future candidate, here’s a solo Q&A style rundown about their job posting with an imaginary Emberex. 

Q: What makes you put questions inside questions?

A: My answer to that question is a question, which is technically an answer: “Why shouldn’t a question go inside of a question when the mock Q&A job description is designed to be an answer to questions yet unasked?”

Q: When you say you’re looking for a Smart Web/Mobile Developer, that’s quite a few adjectives and at least one misplaced modified. Is the developer smart? Or is there a thing called Smart Web?

A: A smart blogger would figure that out by reading the job description. It’s called reading comprehension.

Well played, Emberex. I didn’t even have to actually interview them to know that it would have gone just like this. To that, I give you … a comma.

Smart, Web/Mobile Developer

Let’s play a guessing game. Another Mysterious Craigslist Company has an opening for a contract-to-hire QA Lead Test Engineer. At first I was thinking Feynman Group, but they don’t deal with iOS as much as this posting emphasizes. It’s a company big enough that they have “internal teams” and also Jira, but new enough that haven’t quite reached internal adoption. Guesses? You can always blindly send them your resume, too.

QA Lead Test Engineer

An amusing side note: Evidently, Eugene Tech Jobs was ranking just below Eugene Craigslist recently thanks to these Mysterious Craigslist Companies. I guess there are just enough people not using the word combination “craigslist” and “Eugene” in their web content to make that happen. EJT also ranks on the first page for “CS Lawyers”, too. If I really took SEO seriously, maybe one day I could get ranked for “National Treasure Conspiracy,” that’d honestly be the best.

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Cat Herders, Pinkertons, and Unnecessary-Hyphenations

This week: 5 companies, 6 jobs

Let’s start with the bad news. Symantec is hiring a Senior Principal Site Reliability Engineer – Consumer TechOps. Oh, wait. That’s actually the good news! The bad news. They’ve started another round of layoffs. To be fair, the latest Register-Guard article reports that Symantec is trying to hook its remaining employees up with either relocation or remote work. In the meantime, a job is a job. And this qualifies.

Senior Principal Site Reliability Engineer – Consumer TechOps

The City of Eugene has been on a hiring spree for their Information Services Division (ISD) basically from the top-down. This week they opened an IT Server Administrator posting, not to be confused with the Systems Programmer position. Also not to be confused with the hyphenated version, IT-Server Administrator, or, of course, just for clarity, the spelled out Information Technology Server Administrator. Regardless, you know what it is. If not, you might not want to apply to this one.

IT Server Administrator

Oregon Community Credit Union requires the immediate assistance of a mercenary. A professional adventurer. A person with nerves of steel, reflexes of a leopard, and strong opinion about how to pronounce SQL. No. Not a soldier of fortune. It’s scarier. They need a contract Database Administrator.

Senior Database Administrator

While the DBA is cleaning up the mean streets, Oregon Community Credit Union also need an IT Quality Assurance Lead to tear it all down. And, I’m not even embarrassed to say that I’m envisioning an unlikely, but still gratifying, Pinkerton v Jesse James-type scenario.

IT Quality Assurance Lead

Do you have a passion for technology? Do you love herding cats? What about burn down boards, planning poker, and scrums? Two out of three ain’t bad. At the very least though, I feel like you should like sticky notes if you apply to one of these two Project Manager positions.

CBT NuggetsProject Manager

Concentric SkyProject Manager

And now five companies that have either had just a tough 13 months hiring or they’ve completely forgotten that they have a career page.

Feynman Group

IT Partnered Solutions

Deus Machine

On Time Systems

Moonshadow Mobile

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Morning Pep Rallies, Contenteers, and the Monochromatic Descent into Madness

This week: 5 jobs, 5 companies

If the photo on their posting is any indication of your life at Smeed Communication, then you’re in for a treat. No cords. No walls even. Just the blank canvas of existence with five phones and one computer. Alas, if only life were so easy. As their Service Manager / Customer Support looks like you’ll have at least partial walls, and more phones (and phone customers) than you can shake a stick at. (A side note: Do not shake sticks at customers.)

Service Manager / Customer Support.

Oregon Research Institute (and Sonya on the #EugeneTech Switchboard) has inspired me to start referring to marketing writers at work as Content Engineers. Is it taking the term “engineer” loosely? Sure, but who isn’t. Meanwhile, at ORI, they need someone who is a real engineer of the front-end/UI variety — and they also call that person a Content Engineer.

Content Engineer I

Sometimes you can look at a job description, and basically see their entire network architecture. The best practices. The challenges. Everything. King Estates Winery has just that type of posting right now for their Information Systems Manager position. Granted, just because you have a backup system doesn’t mean it’s working. Fingers crossed. All you need is a login (and I suppose the job), and away you’ll go.

Information Systems Manager

I say Dev. You say Ops. Dev. Ops! Dev. Ops! Which is something that every DevOps Engineer loves hearing especially early in the morning. Gets ‘em real fired up for the day, especially at Palo Alto Software. Which is a lie. I don’t know why I said that. The part of about the pep rally chant though. Not the Palo Alto Software part. They do, indeed, need a DevOps Engineer, and maybe it’s all true.

DevOps Engineer

EWEB needs a Network Administrator, which is about as much detail as I can provide. Because that’s as much as EWEB is letting on. The one detail those crafty devils did divulge is the likely presence of a phone on your desk, which is great for … um, ordering pizza in 2004? Not the best if you have a ticketing system.

Network Administrator

Bonus job. Mailroom clerk at BiMart

If TV and movies have taught me anything (and sadly they’ve taught me a lot), there’s only three ways for you to go as mailroom clerk. Path 1: Buddy comedy. Maybe with an unlikely romance along the way. Afterall, you are the lovable underdog. Path 2: Hudsucker Proxy-esque rise to CEO of Bimart. Path 3: Brooding loner enduring the monochromatic drudgery of office life and the slow-burning descent into madness. Whichever way it goes, though, there are definitely pneumatic tubes. And that’s worth the gamble.

Why are you here? (No. Not existentially.)

I’ve been writing these weekly posts for about almost a year now, and I’m really interested why y’all show up every week. I mean, yes, I do send you an email, but you asked for it. Literally. Double opt-in. Or at least a couple hundred of you did. And, yes, it’s a job blog, so, yes, the “why” is sorta self-evident. 

Beyond that though I’m really interested in whether these posts have lead anyone to a job. Since I can’t really ask for a show of hands, I did the internet version of that — I threw together a two-question survey.

Even if you’re just here for entertainment value, that’s great in itself. Let me know. Two questions. It’ll take no time at all, and I’m not collecting any information other the things I’m asking.

Create your own user feedback survey

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Paraprofessionals, Specialized Generalists, and the Lord of the Lots

This week: 2 jobs, 2 companies

I must wonder why the City of Eugene chose to qualify this Senior Application Support Tech as “paraprofessional”. What bearing will this rather statutory word have in your day-to-day acquiring, utilizing, and liaising as Senior Application Support Tech? Maybe none. But it’s a strangely precise choice in this context, and might be something to ask about.

Senior Application Support Tech

By specialist, Shelton Turnbull Printers actually means generalist when they say Web Support/eCommerce Specialist. But you know how that goes. Sometimes generalists are analysts. Analysts are specialists. Meanwhile, a developer might be staring at InDesign all day. Maybe the world has gone mad.

Web Support / eCommerce Specialist

And, once again, that’s all I’ve got this week. And by all I’ve got. I, of course, mean the fine business establishments of the Eugene/Springfield area.

Bonus job: Director of Parking and Transportation

If there’s one person more powerful than the University of Oregon Athletics Director, it’s probably this recently opened position. 23,000 students. 1,500 faculty members. 5,000 employees. 3,800 parking spots.

With that type of influence, you’ll have no problem changing your title to something more befitting your status. Perhaps Lord of the Lots, Master of the Meters, and the Protector of the Lands Between Alder and Villard. Even if you can’t get the title changed, I bet you at least get a parking spot.

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Sticky Notes, Ram Jacks, and Nothing More

This week: 2 jobs, 2 companies

The last thing the Director of Security Services at University of Oregon wants to do is teach classes to faculty about why they shouldn’t write out passwords on a sticky note. (No, not even if it’s under your keyboard.) So, that duty is being hired out to a new IT Security Analyst. It’s a good thing you got all the red team experience, huh.

IT Security Analyst

In some ways, it’s easy for lower level IT folks to kinda feel like personal assistants. That’s essentially what the help desk. So, really, when Ram Jack West posted a Personal Assistant – Marketing & IT position, they kinda said it how it is. At closer examination, however, they want someone to manage Azure and Server 2016 in between tailgates, which… actually, doesn’t sound bad.

Personal Assistant – Marketing & IT

And… that’s it. I seem to remember this time last year being pretty slow as well. Good luck!

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Pocket Dollars, Law and Order, and Windows 2000

This week: 6 jobs, 5 companies

You know that one techie guy on the ‘90s Law & Order that always really spelled things out? Like, “Have you guys heard of the internet? It’s a network of computers.” I envision this job at the Lane County Sheriff’s Office as something like that. Except, wait a minute, this posting is mostly about fixing radios rather than computers. But, don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get to solve crimes — with radios … and the internet.

Network Coordinator

I’m gonna venture a guess and say that the University of Oregon is automating certain ERP functions with a human being. Hence, this fresh posting for an early career ETL Developer. Good luck.

ETL Developer

Typically finding a new job on the Feynman Group site is like finding $5 in the pocket of a coat I haven’t worn for a while. The novelty is more exciting than the actual value. I don’t say that out of ill will toward Feynman. They usually just have intern gigs. This week, however, with their Test Lead and Network Tech postings, it’s more like finding two $20s. Now, that’s some walking around money.

Test Lead

Network Technician II

Dust off your Windows 2000 discs and brush up on your “microcomputing application” knowledge (MS Office preferred) because Bethel School District is hiring a Desktop Support Technician. They’re a little fuzzy on details, but they mention twice the ability to lift 25-pound, and printers connectivity only once. I’d take those odds any day.

Desktop Support Technician

You might know IRIS Educational Media from their bestselling video series, Systematic Supervision Elementary: Creating A Safe and Positive Playground Experience. Okay. You might not have seen it, but, I assure you, it’s an underrated instant classic. And they’re hiring a Design Researcher to help create their next big hit.

Design Researcher

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