[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by Silas Snid » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 04:53:07

I've been heading up a team writing a rather large TurboGears app and
I've had
to leave, so we're looking for replacements. The description is below.

Full position announcement at: < http://www.yqcomputer.com/

In an eggshell:

Python/Turbogears Web Applications Programmer
Full-time academic year position
Salary range: $2819 - $4404 per month ( $16.26 - $25.41 per hour)

Work location: EC CARES Building, University of Oregon, 299 E 18th
Ave, Eugene OR

Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
are state and federally funded programs that provide services for
children with developmental delays. All counties in Oregon have EI/
ECSE programs, and most use case management and forms processing
software developed at EC CARES (the EI/ECSE provider for Lane County).
This is a new position responsible for the technical design and
programming of this software, and works closely with the project
manager who provides oversight and handles implementation and user

The software includes case management features, forms subsystem,
immunization analysis, medicaid billing record management and
reporting tools. It is developed on Macintosh hardware and hosted on
Mac OSX Server, and designed for Firefox (any platform). The project
uses mostly open source software, and specifically these applications
and frameworks:

Python 2.5
Mac OSX Server Tools

The following knowledge, skills and experience are necessary for this

Expert Python and SQL programming skills, and proficiency with
Javascript, CSS, XHTML and web standards. Professional experience with
open source projects, ideally using Turbogears and MySQL. Experience
with Mac OSX Server or other server administration. Familiarity with
version control. Skills using on-line documentation for open source
packages. Wide knowledge of open-source software and ability to find,
evaluate, learn and implement new open source technologies.

If any questions about the position, please contact:

Dan Smellow
ECData admin

[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by Paul McNet » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 05:04:25

They want an expert for a maximum of $25 per hour? If they find someone,
it'll be a pretty good bullshitter looking for experience.



[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by Dan Upto » Sun, 29 Jun 2008 05:14:01

That's often the problem with academic positions. They frequently
just don't have the money for what they actually want. I used to work
for a university's web office and they listed the position as
requiring a CompSci degree at least 2 years experience, but the
offered salary was low even for someone being hired right out of

[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by aahz » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:22:41

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Note that it's an "academic year" position -- lots and lots of vacation
time. This would actually be a good job for e.g. a retired person who
doesn't need lots of money. Also note that Eugene is not exactly an
area with a high cost of living.
Aahz ( XXXX@XXXXX.COM ) <*> http://www.yqcomputer.com/

"as long as we like the same operating system, things are cool." --piranha

[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by Tim Robert » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:34:05

I take it you're not from Oregon. Eugene is the second largest city.
Prices are not quite up to the San Jose at its peak, but there are no
bargains left in any of the urban sections of the state. It's certainly
far more expensive here than in the midwest or most of the south.

On the other hand, it's a university town, and one of the most
environmentally- and fitness-conscious cities in the country.
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

[Employment] New TurboGears Job in Eugene, OR

Post by aahz » Wed, 02 Jul 2008 22:14:04

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Depends where you look in the midwest, of course. It's certainly cheaper
than Minneapolis or Chicago. It's even cheaper than Cleveland or
Columbus. It's cheaper than Atlanta. So yeah, I stick by my comment.
It's all a matter of which perspective you're looking from. ;-)

FYI, I'm pulling my info from
which differs some from
Aahz ( XXXX@XXXXX.COM ) <*> http://www.yqcomputer.com/

"as long as we like the same operating system, things are cool." --piranha