Friday, June 29, 2007

Progress job posting on Joel India Jobs Board

Joel from JoelOnSoftware has this jobs board specific to India jobs which we are trying for the first time. The idea is that we will either get a bunch of resumes from the kind of people we like to hire or hear from or we will not get anything at all. Our usual experience from recruitment agencies and job sites like Monster is that we get a lot of resumes (with less than 10 percent being the ones we seriously consider and interview) and sifting through them just kills us.

Here's the link to the job post

I would love to hear from people who have tried the Joel India Jobs Board and hear their experiences. If this works for us we'll do more job posts here.

This is the text of the job post -

Software Engineer

at Progress Software

Hyderabad, India

We are a small and focussed engineering team in Hyderabad developing the next wave of SOA development tools for our product, the Sonic Enterprise Service Bus. We have been involved in writing Eclipse based high-end editor plug-ins for open standards based technologies such as XML, XPath, WSDL, etc using a variety of Eclipse frameworks such as EMF, GEF, etc. We have developed code generators and graphical tools for generic mapping capabilities, developing BPEL, etc, amongst many others.

We are looking for smart and competent people to join and enhance the experience of SOA development for our users. The next few releases are going to be very exciting as we add features to improve developer productivity, including refactoring distributed applications, visual development, and on-line assistants.

We are looking for excellent programmers in Java with up to 3 years in experience who also possess these qualities -
Creativity - we like people who can think of new features for our products and make a difference to our users
Capability - we want people who are very good at programming and can demonstrate it to us
Self-driven - we are self-driven people who are expected to work with minimal supervision and get things done

Any in-depth Swing or Eclipse development experience is a plus but not a requirement.

The team is completely based out of Hyderabad and has a QA to developer ratio of over 1-to-1. We participate in local college internship programs and in various forums.

Comments about the Joel Test: We fix all test blockers before we write new code. The "quiet working conditions" implies offices as per the Joel Test - we have workspaces and we like to mingle and have some fun.

Our interview process is heavily biased towards programming skills so please apply only if you are serious and think of yourself to be an excellent programmer.

Joel Test Score: 11/12

The Joel Test is a twelve-question measure of the quality of a software team.

Yes! Do you use source control?
Yes! Can you make a build in one step?
Yes! Do you make daily builds?
Yes! Do you have a bug database?
Yes! Do you fix bugs before writing new code?
Yes! Do you have an up-to-date schedule?
Yes! Do you have a spec?
No. Do programmers have quiet working conditions?
Yes! Do you use the best tools money can buy?
Yes! Do you have testers?
Yes! Do new candidates write code during their interview?
Yes! Do you do hallway usability testing?


If working with a small, focussed, informal team that is completely engaged in every aspect of product development starting from product direction and requirements gathering to engineering excites you then send us your resume at


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