Skip to comments.Software firm has jobs it can't fill (Needs JAVA programmers in FL)
Posted on 09/04/2012 10:56:36 PM PDT by ruralvoter
At a time when legions of people are looking for work, Richard McNeight has an unusual problem.
The president of Modus Operandi, a Melbourne-based software company, McNeight has eight job openings he can't fill. He has been looking for months, but hasn't found the right candidates.
"I have two full-time recruiters working for me," he said.
The problem is this: Programmers at Modus Operandi, which has about 60 employees, must meet two key qualifications. They must be fluent in the computer language Java and be eligible for a U.S. security clearance. The company works almost exclusively for the military and intelligence agencies designing software for communications, surveillance, intelligence gathering and reconnaissance.
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How does one get a security clearance?
You just have to be qualified, i.e. American citizen, no drugs, no arrest record, etc.
Lots of American Java programmers I imagine are typical slackers with a marijuana bust or two under their belts.
If you don't fit that slacker profile then you might be a fit for this company.
I grant you it's not a high clearance, but it's a clearance nonetheless. The Feds are willing to gamble on a person who shows willingness (and concrete action, for example, I went to treatment, then a halfway house) to change.
In my case the Feds gambled well. I have served my clients well, so well that I got a rare contractor commendation.
Become a muslim.
A distinction without a difference (not that matters, anyway).
Java and similar suck!
Dynamic languages rule!
You want dynamic?
Five words: Class factory and class decorator.
Try Groovy, a dynamic language that runs on a JVM.
Actually, when I need to access Java stuff, I use JRuby.
For instance, there is the POI library, which enables one to manipulate Excel files without using Windows, Office, or any other Microsoft code (other than possibly a SQL/Server JDBC driver). Like any Java library, it's tedious to use from Java. However, using Ruby syntax, it's not so bad (you do need to know Java, but at least you don't have to write any!). Pull in a template file, grab some numbers off the company general ledger, and crank out a highly presentable report! Saves gobs of copying and pasting!
I use POI all the time, greatest software package, ever.
>> Java and similar suck!
>> Dynamic languages rule!
Bah! If it doesn’t involve solder, it’s not a REAL programming language.
In addition to what was mentioned before, you’ll need a decent credit rating. (Because people with money problems may be targets for bribery by foreign agents.) Assuming you don’t have arrests or things like that, you should be able to get a classified clearance almost immediately secret and top secret will take longer. (I know, I’ve had all three.)
Won’t cost you a dime and the company will take care of getting you fingerprinted and processed. Day one the company will give you forms to fill out. If you had minor blips in college, you should be okay, but if you did, DO report it, because if later found out to have lied, it will get you into trouble and you could well lose your job and clearance.
Housing is CHEAP around Melbourne.
I’m always getting calls about jobs in Flori-duh and California. Most of them act like they’re in shock to hear that there are people in the world who don’t want to live in those places....
Uh, I think I’ll bookmark this one.
The starting salary is six figures the article says.
Depending on the security level, clearances can be expensive. I used to live down there, and most people that have a secret or higher, probably already have jobs. The employer will probably have to come up with the $$ to get his people clearances.
I wrote some spreadsheet mining java about 10 years ago, used POI. It would occasionally not read the last row in the spreadsheet, and I never figured out why. I think my old team still uses the software, and I think the bug still persists. I wish I had written the software with JDBC access to the spreadsheets.
i thought 9500 engineers were laid off in that area since they weren’t needed by nasa’s muslim outreach program. maybe they should offer a competitive salary.
I’m calling BS.
Mos likely this is a company that wants employees on H1B visas in order to pay them noncompetitive wages. And they can sell the visas, reducing their costs further.
However, a private contractor to the CIA might want to be pretty certain that a new employee will go through the vetting process without a hitch before offering a job to someone with a sketchy record. Especially if they are hiring for a particular contract with a hard deadline.
We all heard what happened to that bank employee that put a slug into a washing machine in 1963.
Does this count as real programming? No solder, but plenty of electrical leads...
I might be less 'passable' to the CIA, or the NSA, or any similar group... but the present agency I'm with, hell, when the Security Review Officer looked over my E-QIP, he said, "I've seen people worse that you make it. I've seen people better than you, fail. It all depends if you lie on the form. (He narrowed his eyes) Any corrections?"
I told him (rather happily, because I hadn't lied at all), "No."
He then let me in on a little secret: He, too, was a twelve stepper and worked with troubled youths in his off time. :)
You wouldn't be surprised at the agency I'm with, but you'd be surprised at the other agencies I deal with. I'm even the Security Steward for two of the major websites, and I've learned a ton about programming a tough-to-break-through exterior-face.
They gambled on me, and they gambled well. :)
We all heard what happened to that bank employee that put a slug into a washing machine in 1963.
That's because of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, who delight in crapping on the little guy.
bool ShouldWeGoShooting = (c < c++) ? “Yes” : “No”;
Evaluate that expression carefully. ;)
Oh, and I mean the languages, not a variable named c. :)
Right, but unfortunately they are including decimal places.
There was one place, an owner of major personal and small biz accounting software for your PC, that I learned earned it's reputation.
No matter how early I got in -- and I tested the envelope -- there were people there earlier than me. No matter how late I stayed (and tested that side too) there were people who stayed later than me. The place used to go through keyboards because the sweat would pour in and short them out.
IF you know what I mean. ;)
I’d consider Florida. I might even end up there. But you could not pay me enough to live in a hostile Communist nation like California.
I am also a DOT NET developer. I am fortunate to work at a company that treats its people well. In spite of the billions that pass through my software, I have not had to replace a keyboard for sweat, at least not for shorting. My sweat etches watches and removes the letters from keys, if that counts.
Regarding the six figure salary: I have found that to be a ploy in the past. The recruiters say, “Up to six figures.” What they end up offering is much less. I don’t, however, know what company this is. It could be a legitimate complaint. I know that developers are scarce right now in Memphis.
But the deal is this: I am not "just maintaining", I am "vastly enhancing" and they LOVE it. So, I kinda can set my own goals and keep my own schedule. They are so damned happy with me, they just want me around.
I love you, man.
Even though the espression evaluates to “No”, we really are quite overdue for a range trip. I’m not sure about this weekend, but maybe the next.
I had a blast with you last time, so to speak.
I recommend running it in debug, with trace set to verbose. If you still get a "No", something's very wrong with your development environment. Perhaps you are programming in an archaic and stunted language and need to upgrade?
we really are quite overdue for a range trip. Im not sure about this weekend, but maybe the next. I I had a blast with you last time, so to speak.
This is out a little farther oout than that. I'm saving my pennies for a trip to Texas for the Free Republic Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot in Corpus Cristi. But YES we should get together. The insane drunk chick is out of my life now, so that is good. :)
int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv)
int c = 1;
printf ("Laz's Answer: %s\n", (c < c++) ? "YES" : "NO");
Laz's Answer: NO
This works the same on three recent versions of Linux gcc tools as well a Visual Studio 8, updated just last week.
My guess is that you have done way too much Java and not so much 'c'. My first works for hire in 'c' was performed in 1980; and, I've been using it without interruption ever since.
You are the one who should get some up-to-date compilers. BTW, 'c' never performed as you stated, not even the original commercial version of 'c': Whitesmiths'.
Dude, it was a joke. ‘c’ is not a variable c, but a representation of the entire language. ‘c++’ is not a postevaluation incrementation of a variable c, but a representation of ITS entire language. Perhaps if I had written c# it would have been more clear.
OK, now the only way to save the situation is to see who is the best shot! This is all your fault, you know that, don’t you?
Works for me. :)
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