Goojers with job opportunities

My fiancee and I just recently finished up our Masters degrees. We are still waiting on final marks on our dissertations, but things are looking pretty good. Neither one of us is going to be on the honors list, but we're pretty comfortably within passing. Figured I'd put the bat-signal up for both of us.
My degree is(will be) from Heriot-Watt University, MSc Computer Science - Information Technology (Software Systems.) Got some pretty solid Java skills. I'm good with web development HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Node.js, D3.js, PHP. Also pretty solid on SQL, and Neo4j. Did 4 years in the US Army as a Satellite Communications tech and I know a lot of networking, particularly Cisco iOS. Don't have my CCNA yet, but I've taken the ICND 1 & 2 classes, that's next up on the list.
My fiancee was going to University of Edinburgh for an MSc in International Relations, but she's been working for a Clinical Research Organization for the past few years, full time back in the states, and part time here in Edinburgh.
Probably a long shot, but we'd love to stay in Scotland, Edinburgh or Glasgow for preference, though we need something that would provide Visa sponsorship. We are still on Tier 4 student Visas until January, so converting them to Tier 2 is actually easier than applying for a new one. The filing fee is waived and the Labor Market test is waived as well.
If finding jobs in the UK doesn't work out we've got family and friends back in the states in Washington DC, Raleigh NC, and Austin TX. So if anyone has leads in those areas I'd love to see them as well.
Much thanks to any help you guys can float my way.

I can't help with jobs or nuffin', but if I can help with any applications or anything as a native, let me know

The company I work at is hiring a frontend developer in Portland, OR. If you're interested instructions are on the site, but drop me a DM and I can give you a recommendation. I'm also happy to answer any questions you might have about company culture etc. I'm biased, being here for the last 3 years, but I think it's a pretty awesome place to work. ^_^

Awww man. I would love to move out to Portland.

We have an opening where I work for Software Engineer in Test.

It's expected to be a telecommuting position, though if you live near Waltham, Massachusetts and really preferred working in the office I assume that would be cool too. We're hiring in all of Canada and most of the US, with the exceptions of NJ, NY, TX, and WA. We have a couple of people who live in New York and commute to office space we rent somewhere in western Massachusetts, and the listing mentions working with relocation, so living in one of those states currently doesn't necessarily rule anyone out.

I can vouch for the flexibility in scheduling that is mentioned in the listing. My personal life tends to cause me my work scheduled to be strange and ever-changing, and they've been completely accommodating.

The edit icon really should be all the way to the right.

Damn they sounds like an awesome company.

It's jobs like that that make me wish I was a for realsies software engineer instead of just a programmer.

Delbin wrote:

It's jobs like that that make me wish I was a for realsies software engineer instead of just a programmer.

FWIW, don't let the title scare you away. We recently did a revamp of job titles and descriptions, and ended up with a consensus to use 'Engineer' in the developer job titles, but I think if you enjoy solving problems you've hit the 'engineering' requirement already.

I should also mention that while our code-base is largely Perl (with an ever increasing quantity of Go), experience with either isn't required. There is a decent ramp-up period during which you can learn enough to do the work, and it wasn't that long ago that we hired someone with no real Perl experience for a similar position.

absurddoctor wrote:

We have an opening where I work for Software Engineer in Test.

It's expected to be a telecommuting position, though if you live near Waltham, Massachusetts and really preferred working in the office I assume that would be cool too. We're hiring in all of Canada and most of the US, with the exceptions of NJ, NY, TX, and WA. We have a couple of people who live in New York and commute to office space we rent somewhere in western Massachusetts, and the listing mentions working with relocation, so living in one of those states currently doesn't necessarily rule anyone out.

I can vouch for the flexibility in scheduling that is mentioned in the listing. My personal life tends to cause me my work scheduled to be strange and ever-changing, and they've been completely accommodating.

Man -- if I didn't already love my job, I'd be all over that. Maybe I'll pass it along to my brother, who's in a similar position already but for way less money.

absurddoctor wrote:

We have an opening where I work for Software Engineer in Test.

It's expected to be a telecommuting position, though if you live near Waltham, Massachusetts and really preferred working in the office I assume that would be cool too. We're hiring in all of Canada and most of the US, with the exceptions of NJ, NY, TX, and WA. We have a couple of people who live in New York and commute to office space we rent somewhere in western Massachusetts, and the listing mentions working with relocation, so living in one of those states currently doesn't necessarily rule anyone out.

I can vouch for the flexibility in scheduling that is mentioned in the listing. My personal life tends to cause me my work scheduled to be strange and ever-changing, and they've been completely accommodating.

Applying! Have been teaching myself Go and have a bit of experience with RobotFramework using Selenium. But still new to the programming game.

Subscribing.

If anyone is customer support/tech support oriented:

https://automattic.com/work-with-us/...

I'm willing to answer questions/discuss the type of work involved. It's remote, which means it doesn't matter where you live in the world as long as there's a reliable internet connection, there's a schedule but you choose your own availability, the benefits and pay are great imo. But it's still work (some people get the idea that since it doesn't *require* any specific degree they can just phone it in as if it's easy, and those people usually wash out), you have to be willing to multitask/learn on your feet, and the trial process is pretty intense.

As an English major/MLIS masters, I think it's a good opportunity, but there's all types. Not a good fit for if you're just looking for a temp position to get you between programming jobs, but if you like customer service it's a good gig.

Ooh ccoates! Mememememe, pick me!
That sounds like a great opportunity. I have been in IT and technical support for 10+ years. I am currently taking a graphic and web design certificate program. (I just finished my HTML, CSS and Javascript classes)
I have a freshly created video resume and work experience on my Linkedin page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-fr...
Feel free to connect with me and pass along my info to the hiring manager or whomever you think would be good to connect with.
I can also apply on the site if that should come first.
Thanks!

Looks interesting. What is the pay scale out of curiosity?

But the way Fang, just sent you a linkedin connect invite.

Accepted Rob_Anybody

We're hiring in Seattle area: Sr. Writer/Editor

Looking for a writer with aviation industry expertise. This is actually for the team I'm on, which I can say is pretty awesome.

If you're have a Product Owner or a strong Business Analysis experience in the financial services industry, my team has an opening. Come work with me on the digital services for Wealth Management, which is essentially online banking plus online trading. The location is Midtown NYC and the company is both very large and very awesome.

My company (www.rhd.org) has multiple IT openings in our Philadelphia central office. We have an excellent PTO plan (22 days vacation, 10 days sick time, 12 paid holidays) and a full range of benefits.

Service Desk - Tier II Specialist (5 positions)
Service Desk - Tier I Specialist (2 positions)
Network Administrator (1 position)

Dammit. I would actually be really interested in that, but my fiancee got an offer on a job here in Scotland that will sponsor her visa (and mine as a dependent.)

Rob_Anybody wrote:

Dammit. I would actually be really interested in that, but my fiancee got an offer on a job here in Scotland that will sponsor her visa (and mine as a dependent.)

Congrats! Definitely not an opportunity to pass up!

Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:

If you're have a Product Owner or a strong Business Analysis experience in the financial services industry, my team has an opening. Come work with me on the digital services for Wealth Management, which is essentially online banking plus online trading. The location is Midtown NYC and the company is both very large and very awesome.

Our team is losing our awesome BA this week because her boss didn't like that she was friendly with so many people, and said if anyone said anything nice to her, she was to tell the boss, so she could instruct them to stop. Any chance of remote work (she's in Columbus, OH)? If so, I'll send her your way.

We do have a very large presence in Columbus (maybe we're even working for the same employer??), but unfortunately this role is NYC only.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:

If you're have a Product Owner or a strong Business Analysis experience in the financial services industry, my team has an opening. Come work with me on the digital services for Wealth Management, which is essentially online banking plus online trading. The location is Midtown NYC and the company is both very large and very awesome.

Our team is losing our awesome BA this week because her boss didn't like that she was friendly with so many people, and said if anyone said anything nice to her, she was to tell the boss, so she could instruct them to stop. Any chance of remote work (she's in Columbus, OH)? If so, I'll send her your way.

WTF? One of the essential parts of the BA role is getting people to like you, and using that to get things done. One of the reasons I eventually settled on a BA role is I can be friendly and likeable and effectively politely manipulative, and that boss is a freaking moron.

Customer Service Representative in Orangeburg, New York.

Looks to be the less stressful version at my company. Typical growth would be moving into full on sales.

PM me if you want details.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

WTF? One of the essential parts of the BA role is getting people to like you, and using that to get things done. One of the reasons I eventually settled on a BA role is I can be friendly and likeable and effectively politely manipulative, and that boss is a freaking moron.

Unfortunately this does happen often. Bosses who have adversarial relationships with their stakeholders and peers often loathe when their subordinates manage to build good relationships with those. That boss could view that BA as undermining his management style and his agenda.

Gorilla.800.lbs wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:

WTF? One of the essential parts of the BA role is getting people to like you, and using that to get things done. One of the reasons I eventually settled on a BA role is I can be friendly and likeable and effectively politely manipulative, and that boss is a freaking moron.

Unfortunately this does happen often. Bosses who have adversarial relationships with their stakeholders and peers often loathe when their subordinates manage to build good relationships with those. That boss could view that BA as undermining his management style and his agenda.

So how long have you been working for Lannister and Associates, LLC?

They have many, many subsidiaries and affiliates.

I just accepted a team lead position and need to hire someone to fill my old job. It is a tier 2 desktop support position supporting roughly 800-1000 end users in the Indianapolis area. We are currently a Windows 7/Office 2010 environment, but are in the process of moving to 10/16. This position also doubles as a back up to the data center technician, so racking servers and other equipment is also part of it as well as on-call. It’s a full time position with benefits, two weeks PTO, 12 floating holidays per year, bonus PTO if you do not use any sick time, plus a bonus on your pay check for being on call. This is a higher level desktop support position, so a minimum of five years supporting large corporate enterprise environments is a must. If you are interested and live in the Indianapolis area please send me a PM and we’ll go from there.