Thursday, February 10, 2005

Java/XML/XSLT developer position, London...

Sorry that I haven't posted in a little while, but there has been a lot going on. As you will no doubt have guessed from the title, we have a position open at Simulacra for a new developer. All the details are on our website, you will need to fill in an application form, which can be downloaded from that site, and send it in to us with your CV. The closing date is the 23rd Feb.

There are many things that you cannot truly convey with a job advert, and still more that cannot even be posted on the website. This job will not be a free ride for anyone, but I can say that if you get it you will learn stuff, constantly. You will get to work on interesting projects, alongside some very talented people. If you are someone that is willing to take responsibility for your work, and understands how that makes the job better for yourself, then this is definitely for you.

We are a small company and there are pros and cons to that depending on the type of person you are. I think the benefits far out weight the drawbacks. The social side of the company alone would make it worth it.

It is true that I often moan on this blog, but that is mostly because I am writing late at night and need to vent. You don't get the good side as much, this is also because the good side is often covered in NDAs and things, but to give you an idea of some of this...

1) Check out our previous work. Design Council, National Theatre Stagework, QCA National Curriculum Online.

2) Other past and present clients, the work for whom is not as publicly visible, include The British Museum, BBC, Department for Education and Skills, Jane's Information Group, Channel 4, Pearson, Countryside Agency, Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

3) Check out our open source technology Open Harmonise. See the system you will help continue developing.

4) The quality of our partners, including Convera and Illumina.

I look forward to seeing your CVs and application forms arriving soon.