JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by Paul Marci » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 01:31:18



software design
been part
into
or DSP56k
Protocol
formats
implement

I'm right here, big guy. Well.. except for requirements (c)-(m) that
is.

D'oh!
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by larw » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 01:52:54

> > REQUIRED EDUCATION / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:

Maybe they only post these listings in order to maintain the paperwork
trail for H-1B applications.

 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by Jet Morga » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:13:34


Mind telling us what an H-1B application is ? Here in the UK,
it sounds like a grade of pencil graphite !

Is this sort of highly-specific job-requirementing common
in the USofA ? I mean this sort of thing: "Java Engineer
wanted, must have 20 years experience of Java" followed
by 20 acronyms that most people have never heard of ?

Richard [in PE12]
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by larw » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:48:35


I know, I can't get used to the pencil nomenclature in the US. The only
place I can buy sanely labeled pencils here is in art stores, which
sell honest HB Staedtler and Faber-Castell pencils like I used in
school.


No. An H-1B is a working visa type used to import skilled workers from
other countries on a theoretically pro tempore basis. (That is how I
came to the USA, by the way). The first step in the process is for the
hiring company to "prove" that they cannot find anyone locally who
meets the requirements of the position. This, at least according to the
people who are up in arms about H-1Bs, is often accomplished by taking
the candidate's resume and turning it into a list of must-have
experience and skills that nobody else on the planet could possibly
match. This non-position is then advertised and local applicants are
turned away for lack of some "essential" skill or experience.

The next step, by the way, is to prove that you're offering the same
salary that locals could reasonably expect to receive. This involves
researching the going rate for people with similar experience doing
similar work, and creating a document called a Labor Condition
Application (LCA) that details the info above and the calculated
salary. In practice, the LCA salaries are generated by the same kind of
algorithm that sets the official poverty line for a family of two at
around US$15,000 income per annum.

DeeDee's job listings sound as if they are either written by a
terminally clueless person or generated artificially to fulfil a LCA
requirement.

In my case, I really did have an eclectic mix of skills that are
probably quite difficult to find on monster.com (the list was something
like: proficient in C and assembly, worked in 2D graphics at a low
level, have a reasonable grasp of French, experience writing electronic
music, trained to play several musical instruments, and have a good
bass singing voice - all of which were relevant). However the job they
advertised didn't mention much of this; it was very toned down, in
fact. Seems like at the time there was just nobody interested in an
embedded job at a small company in Port Chester NY.
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by Peter Naul » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 04:09:32

In message < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



I'm not sure I can entirely agree. Certainly, it's plausible this was
made up to meet such requirements. On the other hand, I've seen a
growing number of positions with similar requirements for this (some of
which I've interviewed for). Indeed, of the items listed, I only come
up short on half of one item, and I could name colleagues who are
similiary skilled.

I am however, looking for a position in Northern California, not Austin,
and I try to avoid recruiment agencies if at all possible, since they
are so often clueless (like demanding resumes in Word format for Linux
jobs).

--
Peter Naulls - XXXX@XXXXX.COM | http://www.yqcomputer.com/
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
RISC OS C Programming | http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by Steve Calf » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:00:52

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 19:09:32 GMT, Peter Naulls < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




I agree with Peter, I have all those skills (maybe a little light on
SCSI, but I do know how to read). However, I am a permanent contractor
- I have no desire to be an employee and I am centered in the Silicon
Valley area with no desire to leave NoCal for any long duration.

I think it is a pretty poor hiring requirement. When I was a manager
type I wanted a good programmer with some experience in the area of
the project. For instance in this case a java programmer would not
fit, but any good device driver type guy from any system and with C
and a little assembly experience should do.

Regards ~Steve


There is no "x" in my email address.
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by larw » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:19:17


Apple could dump them as a vendor tomorrow. Go right to the source -
Apple is hiring plenty of talent in this field (their recruiters have
called me a couple of times, even).
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by andr » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:30:52

> >

Looks genuine enough to me... and strangely similar to this job opening
currently advertised by Sigmatel (also in Austin, Tx):

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #15

It might actually be quite interesting to work for the company that
makes the brains behind the iPod Shuffle...
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by R.Lyon » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 19:42:15


(snipped)



Hi larwe,

your post was interesting to read.
Thanks for going to the trouble of
writing it.

[-Rick-]
 
 
 

JOB: Sr Firmware (Embedded C) Developers- Austin, TX-Global Semiconductor Leader

Post by Ben Bradle » Sat, 30 Apr 2005 17:53:46

In comp.arch.embedded,comp.dsp,comp.sys.arm,pdaxs.jobs.engineering, On



Well, so much for Dee Dee hoping to get any money from filling this
position through a Usenet post. :)


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http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ~benbradley