FT JOB: Embedded + Windows + FPGA + Los Angeles, CA

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Someone suggested that I post this under a separate heading in order to make
it more visible for those who might be looking.  Sorry for the duplicate
post.


I own a small company that manufactures products for the professional film
and television industries.  I'm looking for a multi-disciplinary individual
with some/all of the following skill set:

Embedded microprocessor hardware software
  Assembler, C, C++, FORTH
  Primarily 8051 (currenly using Cygnal processors)
  USB, Serial, I2C/SMB, SPI, Ethernet
  Interfacing with FPGA's
  Multitasking
  RTOS

- Windows programming
  Visual C++ and Visual Basic
  Image processing
  USB, Serial, Ethernet
  Advanced user of Office apps (programming, automating)

- Xilinx FPGA
  Basic to intermediate capabilities
  Video/Image processing
  High speed designs
  Algorithms

- Other
  AutoCAD
  EDA tools (PCAD, OrCAD, etc.)
  Mechanical design skills
  Creative

- Education/Experience/Other
  Degree in related fields preferred
  Will consider any individual with proven skills and track record
  Minimum 5 years experience in the field
  Video experience highly desirable

- Location: Valencia, CA, USA (North of Los Angeles)

More details via private email when appropriate.

The position will be filled in the November/December timeframe.  You'll be
working for me and with me on the development and continuing engineering of
various products.  This is a full time position.

Send resume with salary requirements to the email address below.  Please
don't expect immediate response.  I'll probably begin contacting applicants
during the latter half of November.  If the volume is reasonable I'll
respond to every single email I get.  Otherwise, I'll only be able to
respond to those with whom I would like to discuss things further.

No agencies, head hunters, etc., etc.

Thank you,

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Martin Euredjian

To send private email:
0_0_0_0_@pacbell.net
where
"0_0_0_0_"  =  "martineu"





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I know you asked about posting this and some replied that it was ok.
But in reality it is not a good idea to clutter up the newsgroup this
way.  If a few do it where would the line be drawn.  I have seen mail
lists ruined from overuse by recruiters and hiring managers.  

I am not flaming you, but my vote is to not allow this sort of posting
here (as if anyone could stop it.)  Maybe when I am ready to hire an
engineer or two, I will change my mind... ;)


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Although I understand your point, I don't agree, for a few reasons:

1. It's fairly easy to draw the line between "acceptable" and
"excessive"; one post a month is acceptable, for instance.
2. People posting under their real names are easily filtered if their
content offends.
3. I'd much rather have headhunters post in c.a.e than call me on the
phone and waste my day.
4. When looking for employees/coworkers, I'd much rather choose from
the c.a.e gene pool than a newspaper advertisement. People who read
here regularly - even if not posters - are inherently more interested
in self-improvement and keeping up with field-related chatter than 9-5
drones who go home at night and switch off their skillset. Also, it's
a very expensive proposition to hire people through a recruiter. I'd
much rather go straight to the source.
5. I'm looking for work ;)

The REAL problem with commercial postings is not the postings
themselves - they're quite infrequent here - it's the 5,000-message
flaming threads that result from impolite commercial postings.

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One post a month from 1,000 recruiters and HR staff memebers?  Or just
one post a month period?  

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Try that with the Yahoo embedded mailing list.  There are tons of
recruiters and they morph just like spammers.  


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How about they stick to the job hunting newsgroups?  


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That is the preference of the ones making the offending posts, not
necessarily the regulars here.  


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Ahhhhh, the truth will out...


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Nonetheless, if the original offending post were not made, there would
be no flame trail or slime trail for that matter... :)

The point is that this group is not intended for that purpose, and the
use of this group for job ads can easily harm the group (just as it has
the Yahoo embedded mailing list).  

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I think it's more self-limiting than that. And it's almost a gray area
between news and advertising. Example: Rick's periodic Embedded Linux
newsletter postings in this group. I think most would regard them as being
entirely on-topic. If I happen to come across some interesting story apropos
embedding, and I post it here, that's pretty clearly on-topic. If I heard of
some place hiring a zillion engineers, I'd probably post a pointer to it
here and I don't think there would be many complaints.

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Ah, but this isn't the Yahoo embedded mailing list, is it? And specifically
I mean that it's not a listserver being pushed to my in-box, competing with
correspondence of value and swamping important communications. It's a public
discussion forum where I choose what I want to download and what I don't. If
thine NNTP feed doth offend thee, then pluck out thy Ethernet connection.
It's the difference between having your phone calls interrupted with
advertising and having to flip past advertising in a magazine.

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They're not focused enough (the newsgroups, that is). The problem is that if
you make a baroque hierarchy of job newsgroups, recruiters won't be smart
enough to crosspost to the right places for the best people to find the
positions. A recruiter or end-user of labor who is smart enough to know that
c.a.e contains the talent he wants, is already over several intellectual
hurdles.

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*shrug* I'm not proud. I'm too impoverished to be proud :)



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All the other stuff aside, do you work with Forth?  I have an ARM design
that will be done in forth and I am costing it out.  The work will begin
in a couple of weeks.  Email me if you are interested.  

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Pardon the nit picking, but for future reference, the above line should
read:

If thy NNTP feed doth affend thee, then pluck out thine Ethernet connection
   ^^^                                            ^^^^^


Thine is used before a vowel.


Regards, the The/Thy/Thou/Thine Police. ;-)


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On Thu, 23 Oct 2003 17:54:01 -0400, RoyalHeart

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Actually, before a vowel sound (vowel sounds include leading 'h',
whose sound of often dropped, or at least softened).  If you pronounce
NNTP "enn-enn-tee-pee", it's "thine."  OTOH, if you pronounce it
"Network News Transport Protocol," then "thy" would be correct.

See Luke 5:24 (KJV): "…take up THY couch, and go into THINE house."

Apologies for thread drift, but hey, _he_ started it.  ;-)

Regards,

                               -=Dave
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Oh bugger, must have been in rookie mode. Thou art correct. Thine is
used before a SYLLABIC vowel.

Apologies for the drift.

Regards,

The Thee/Thy/Thou/Thine Police.




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aren't you always :-)?

How's the book? (sorry if everyone else knows but I haven't
been able to read all thread lately)

Tim



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To some degree, yes. However, things seem to snowball more urgently every
day, these days. *sigh* I'm just about ready to give up, move to Iowa and
farm potatoes.

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Which one? :) My first one is doing OK, I guess. I don't have a good way of
measuring how it's doing yet - no royalty statements. But I get a fair
amount of correspondence from it. Apparently it sold out at the Embedded
Systems Conference in Boston, which has to be good news. I'm cautiously
optimistic about the story the numbers will tell when I get my first
statement. Most importantly, I haven't been informed of any screamingly
silly errors in the text, which is a big relief. No matter how many people
have looked at a manuscript, you always get nervous when the printing
presses get up a head of steam...

I'm working on "one and a half" books right now. Meaning, my submarine book
is coming along nicely - though it's probably going to wind up considerably
thicker than I originally intended - and I'm also close to working on a
third book, which will actually be worked on concurrently with the second
(but is unrelated to it). Basically, a cae regular mentioned my first book
to a chip vendor, and that vendor is interested in quasi-commissioning me to
write a book (for mainstream distribution, via my normal publisher) to help
people get up and running with a fairly new chip. My publisher is pretty
enthusiastic, too - so I'm just waiting for the eval hardware to become
available (and some official datasheets, apart from the prerelease ones I
already have, which are marked with dire warnings to burn before reading and
swallow all ashes).




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Your timing is poor.  This is not a good time of year to
be planting potatoes in Iowa.  The corn harvest will be
starting soon...

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and

Hmm. Well, I revise that wishlist to driving to Mount Vernon (where they
resurrected Washington's distillery) and brewing myself up some moonshine :)
I prefer bourbon to vodka, anyway :))

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I presume you mean Idaho?  Potatos like sandy soil.  Iowa's dirt is too
black.  In Iowa, you'd probably be growing corn and soybeans (and hay if
you've got cattle).

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I kind of got mixed up with Star Trek (whichever one it was with the
bullshit whale-saving motif; I can't be bothered looking it up on imdb),
where Kirk says he comes from Iowa. Yes, I did mean Idaho. Sssh, the tubers
mustn't hear. Even the potatoes have eyes.

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Aaaahh.. if I had cattle, I wouldn't want for anything ;)

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Yes the first one.  I didn't know that there were going to be others

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tim



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Hmmm. You'd probably fit in better if you planted corn and
soybeans, and kept a few head of cattle and a few pigs. There
actually /is/ some embedded systems work in Iowa. If you have
time to program (after the farm work is done, of course) you
might want to check with Maytag (the appliance manufacturer, not
the one that makes blue cheese) in Newton, Rockwell-Collins in
Cedar Rapids, or John Deere in Waterloo...
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West Des Moines, Iowa USA
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[and have a better chance of not going broke]

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Microware of OS-9 fame is in Des Moines.  They probably don't
hire huge numbers of people, but I've always heard good things
about OS-9.   Hmm, lookes like they got bought up by RadiSys...

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Rick,

Understood.  That's why I asked.  Years ago I made the mistake of posting a
position like this at another newsgroup and managed to get entangled in a
very ugly flame thread.  I was acused of spamming the NG by the regulars ...
when all I did was post one message to one group.  I was, of course, guilty
of not inquiring, spamming is a very different animal.

Anyhow, times are tough.  Having had the experience of not finding work for
over a year (about ten years ago) I can tell you that it isn't fun, at all.
And, if you are in those shoes, any potential source of employment leads is
highly valued.

What's nice about posting on a newsgroup like this is that, generally
speaking, folks who will read and participate in these NGs care a lot more
about what they do than those who don't.  Not a hard and fast rule, of
course.

I also thought of posting my message in the fpga group, where you know me
from, but I've never seen any such activity there. I think I'll just try it
here and move on to other means if it doesn't work out.

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Re: FT JOB: Embedded + Windows + FPGA + Los Angeles, CA
On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:02:43 GMT, "Martin Euredjian"

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In their defense, "spamming" means different things to different
people. You are probably equating it with mass marketing. For many,
including myself, *any* unsolicited and unwanted message is spam. I
participate in other newsgroups where a job advertisement is unwelcome
- depends on the particular group.

However, you did exactly the right thing. After checking the
newsgroups's charter, and finding that it says nothing on the subject,
and after observing the group for a while (I'm assuming you undertook
those two steps), you asked, and got a positive response. If another
vote is needed, you have mine, though I lurk here more than I actively
participate. I find an occasional (once a month) job advertisement
acceptable.

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Al Balmer
Balmer Consulting
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