Job: Software Developer 1 (Springville)

S. Dale Morrey sdalemorrey at
Tue Oct 25 22:10:45 MDT 2011

I'm not trying to be a heckler here but I see some serious problems
with this ad.

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Chris Wood <chris at> wrote:
> We are a global leader in the IFE (In-Flight Entertainment) industry.
> We produce a line of personal media players that our airline customers
> make available to their passenger. In other words, we make a cool
> little Linux-based media player that people rent to watch movies on
> airplanes.
> We have working relationships with all major Hollywood studios, like
> Buena Vista, Fox, Universal, and Warner Brothers. We have customer
> airlines all over the world: Alaska Airline, Hawaiian Airlines,
> Azerbaijan in the Middle East, Aeroflot in Russia, Pacific Blue in New
> Zealand, and Thomas Cook in Belgium.
> If this sounds like a fun project to you, send us your resume. We need
> your insights.

What project, you haven't mentioned a project as far as I can see.

> What You’ll Be Doing:
> While your specific assignments will be based on your abilities and
> experience, you’ll get to work with experienced engineers that know
> how to produce and maintain commercial grade software. You’ll become
> familiar with Linux, Qt, Python and bash shell scripting. You’ll learn
> industry best practices in coding, bug tracking, version control and
> software testing.
> Pay: $17/hour (BOE)
> 20 – 30 hours/week (Part-time position)
> Flexible scheduling (can accommodate school schedule)
> Qualifications
> • Working knowledge of C/C++ or similar language (Java, C#, etc.)
> • Good problem solving skills
> • Knowledge of Linux programming tools a plus, but not required
> • Linux command line, scripting, etc
> Go here to apply:

If you find anyone willing to work that cheap with those
qualifications they probably aren't in the USA nor will they have a
good command of the English language.  I'm pretty sure even entry
level programmer positions are going for a minimum $25 per hour most
places in Utah.  The person you are looking for will probably need at
least 2x what you are offering.

Furthermore, if you do hire someone that cheaply, I can pretty much
guarantee you you won't remain the global leader in anything other
than maybe product returns.

Again, I'm not trying to sound like a jerk but the job description is
vague, the requirements unclear and the pay seems well below the
market average for entry level.  If you can clear any or all of these
up you'll find better qualified candidates much quicker.

Anyone else feel the same way?

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