GameSpot and TV are hiring

A shameless plug for CNET… We’re hiring a few Senior Software Engineers for, and Yes, that’s a Sr SE positions for each of those sites. We’re raising the bar and looking to bring on some powerful coders to expand the functionality of our sites. Here’s a brief list of the job skill requirements:

Must Have:

  • Expert PHP skills, bonus for RoR
  • 5-7 years of real world experience engineering web solutions for LAMP stacks
  • Strong relational DB knowledge (table optimization, query optimization)
  • Ability to prioritize and lead multiple simultaneous projects effectively
  • Excellent understanding of OO software engineering concepts
  • Ability to arhitect solid, scalable, extensible solutions for SE needs
  • Excited by working on high-level design and architecture
  • Comfortable mentoring junior engineers
  • Expereince with formal release processes
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills

Bonus for:

  • Admin experience with MySQL, Apache, SVN
  • Background developing in a more structured language (C, C++, Java, etc)
  • At least 3 years experience in high-traffic/high-availability web sites
  • Strong UI experience with javaScript and AJAX using mootools or other JS Frameworks
  • Experience with following technologies: Memcached, Smarty, SOLR, Lucene, Zend Framework

If you think you have what it takes, head over to our Jobs site and apply:

If you want to discuss the job in more detail first, please don’t hesitate to send me an
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Posted under memcached, mysql, PHP, Web Development

This post was written by Michael Tougeron on May 29, 2008

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3D Ultrasound

Back on April 5th my wife Denise and I went to a 3D Ultrasound center to check out some pictures of the baby coming in June. I’m not a huge fan of places like this. There seem to be a lot of medical centers and procedures popping up these days. I have to wonder if they are taking advantage of the John Q Public’s health paranoia or if they provide a valuable service. Anyway, that’s off-topic…

I posted them up on Flickr so my family can see them. It is pretty amazing how detailed the photos are of the face. Of course he had to be difficult and keep his foot in his face the whole time. 😛 This one is probably my favorite.

3D Ultrasound - Justin Michael Tougeron - April 5th, 2008

I think the “Dad” hormones are kicking in. I cannot wait for the next 6 weeks to pass and for him to pop out.

Posted under Family, Technology

This post was written by Michael Tougeron on May 3, 2008