Project Y

Crazy dog writing code for fun

NOC Technician – EdgeCast Networks (2850 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica

Position Summary:
The EdgeCast NOC Team is responsible for the 24/7 monitoring of the EdgeCast Content Delivery Network and the customers that utilize it. This network comprises of hardware, software, and network technologies. The NOC Technician will be responsible for being the primary first responder for all customer and network issues with the intent of resolving greater than 85% of the issues.
The NOC Tech will have the authority to escalate intelligently to additional groups within EdgeCast and follow through to a timely resolution, cases outside of their domain expertise. They will be expected to interact heavily with various customers using phone, chat or email to resolve issues within specified time limits..

•Monitor all global EdgeCast servers, applications, network devices, and network connections.
Monitor all EdgeCast customer’s traffic utilizing specific custom built tools..
•Work with the systems administration and network administration teams to resolve complex issues within specific service level agreement times.
•Perform basic systems troubleshooting and management.
•Work directly with EdgeCast customers to resolve technical issues and questions, and coordinate with the EdgeCast systems and network admin teams when necessary.
•Provide thorough research of customer-facing issues and provide report to escalation teams prior to escalation.
•Update customers regularly on ongoing trouble tickets and provide full report of any outages or defects that have direct causality toward the trouble ticket.
•Update internal knowledge base of new support solutions and take steps to grow their experience within the department.
•Serve as first responder for all server outages and customer complaints, monitoring the progress of events, and supplying the client or vendor with updates from escalation teams.



• Experience maintaining, managing, and monitoring servers running Linux and Windows operating system required.
• Working knowledge of network troubleshooting, traceroutes, pings, Gomez and Keynote required.
• Strong written, oral and customer communication skills are required.
• Flexible to cover other shifts for extended periods as needed in a 24/7 NOC environment.
• Strong preference for individuals with direct experience in streaming media (Flash and WMS) and HTTP background.


• Ability to quickly and efficiently react to customer need by providing solutions to customer issues or escalating to another support group.

The candidate must have excellent phone and written skills and have the ability to translate a complex problem into a simpler language for the customer and vice versa.

• Ability to monitor entire CDN infrastructure via various Alerting and Monitoring tools and open proper trouble tickets with the correct language and appropriate information for a fast resolution..

• Must have base understanding of how Linux and Windows OS and Applications work in order to provide temporary relief of device or application outage until final resolution is put in place.

• Excellent organizational skills and resource oriented persona required to adapt to a constantly changing technical environment.

posted under Jobs, News | Comments Off

PHP Developer (Los Angeles)

We are looking for a strong PHP developer for full time work for about 2 months, then sporadic follow up work on an ongoing basis.
Please have the following:

Object orientation
A minimum of 4 years experience w/ LAMP

Please send a resume.
posted under Jobs, News | Comments Off

Michael Bay Meets Chicago Meets

February28 http They Both Reached for the Gun - Chicago Soundtrack
posted under News, Skateboarding, Sport, Videos | Comments Off

Snowboarding Trick Tips with Lisa Wiik

Runner up TTR World Champion Lisa Wiik from Norway talks us through how to do a Frontside Air in the Halfpipe and a Backside 540 on a kicker! Get some great snowboarding tips.

Roxy Refreshments bring a whole new season of snow podcasts and the best ski and snowboard web videos on the block.

Artist: The Fabs
Song: Surfer Girl,

 Snowboarding Trick Tips with Lisa Wiik

posted under News, Snowboarding, Videos | Comments Off

Avalanche Awarness with Roxy

Guide to safety and avalanche awareness while snowboarding in the backcountry.

Avalanche Awarness with Roxy

posted under News, Snowboarding, Videos | Comments Off

Google Apps / Microsoft Online Services Deployment Engineer/Developer

Google Apps / Microsoft Online Services Deployment Engineer / Developer (Los Angeles)



SADA Systems, Inc. is a leading cloud-oriented Information Technology services organization, specializing in Microsoft, Google other best-of-bread solutions, located in the heart of the NoHo Arts District in sunny Southern California.

SADA was selected as one of Google's first ten Enterprise Partners for Google Apps at it's launch in 2007, and is one of the leading Microsoft Online Services partners in the region. We get cloud, and are thought-leaders in the space.

We represent an exciting place to work, and our dedication to our clients and the community and has resulted in some great accolades, including:

• San Fernando Valley Business Journal's "50 Fastest Growing Private Companies".
• Inc. Magazine 5000 - fastest growing companies in the U.S., THREE years in a row.

To learn more about SADA, please visit:

We don't just grow our company, we grow our people!


We are looking for an experienced mid level developer / engineers who loves Cloud Computing, and has an understanding of systems and platforms, to assist us in implementing Google Apps, Google App Engine, Microsoft Online Services and Azure based solutions for our clients worldwide.

Projects include working with our clients, and our project managers with the Google Apps APIs and PowerShell scripts to customize implementations for organizations of various types and sizes. Projects also include manipulation and customization using SDKs and APIs, as well as consideration for network and systems elements like LDAP and various security protocols.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, enthusiastic, intelligent, analytical, and eager to take on responsibility and learn new skills. She/he will enjoy working in a fast paced and agile organization, and creating an exciting, fun, teamwork-oriented environment. We are looking for those who want to grow with SADA, and are in this for the long term.

Job Description:

Primary Duties include the following:
• Develop new and update existing code individually and in a team environment
• Work 5-8 projects at a time
• Help manage projects working with other program managers and engineers
• Consult with the clients through the implementation process
• Work with sales team members and clients to understand requirements and clarify conceptual needs for projects, both small and large
• Accurately quote time estimates for projects both small and large
• Assist in the development of detailed project specifications
• Document applications and all associated procedures
• Communicate technical and business requirements with other programmers, designers and clients
• Test/QA projects
• Take direction from, and work closely with senior developers and project managers
• Embrace Agile methodology and SCRUM
• Light travel required

You Would Be Great For This Position If You Have:

• Positive attitude towards change and ability to adapt
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of management as well vendors and customers
• Strong problem solving and Analytical/Reasoning skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Well-proven time management skills while remaining flexible in responding to changing company and/or client needs.
• A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in the development of web-based code
• Advanced knowledge of PHP, HTML, XML/XSLT, DHTML, client side scripting, AJAX/JavaScript, CSS
• Knowledge of C#, Java, Python, and/or C++
• Object-Oriented analysis/design
• Database experience (MySQL, MS SQL, etc.)
• Linux/Apache as well as Microsoft/IIS server environment experience
• LDAP and Active Directory expertise
• Experience in Agile software development and maintenance practices & methodologies
• Awareness of code efficiencies such as the reuse of common modules and identifies opportunities for request consolidation and/or re-usability
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience in helping develop mission-critical web based systems

Why You’ll Love Working At SADA:

• You'll work with a great group of people, one of the best in the business, in a highly collaborative, team and results oriented atmosphere.
• You'll have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and extremely positive environment where there is always the chance to challenge and enhance your skills.
• You'll get awesome benefits that include competitive and attractive compensation, huge performance based bonuses, holidays, combined vacation and sick days, medical, dental, life, short and long term disability insurance, simple IRA with matching funds, casual dress, flexible hours and more.
• You'll receive ongoing training and plenty of opportunities for advancement.
• Your offices will have a ping pong table, basketball hoop, big screens, a Wii and espresso and tea machines (we are an IT company after all!).


• Commensurate with experience, highly competitive, DOE, plus performance-based incentives.
• Competitive benefits package.

SADA Systems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

•Location: Los Angeles
•Compensation: highly competitive, DOE, plus performance-based incentives.
•Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
posted under Jobs, News | Comments Off

Bloom Energy tech ‘not unique,’ analyst says

Sam Jaffe of IDC Energy Insights argues that the ballyhooed Bloom boxes aren't so different from what other fuel cell makers have, and is expensive to boot.
posted under News | Comments Off

Java Tech Lead/Principal Software Engineer (Spring, Hibernate) (Santa Barbara-telecommute 2 days/week)

Impact Radius is a dynamic start-up company, and we are ready to add a few key players to our team. Are you looking for your next career opportunity where you can really contribute and grow?

Impact Radius links performance advertising to TV, radio, print and online distribution channels – delivering opportunities for growth and profit to advertisers and media partners.

We are looking for a Technical Lead (reporting to the CTO) who wants to:
• Solve hard problems and drive code quality
• Use your product gene to build the next generation performance platform
• Lead a small team of great developers

You don't want to stop coding. But you have already shown that you are a great mentor to teammates. Also, you're great at managing releases and cooperate and collaborate with other teams. Solving technical challenges is your first love, but you are also keen to understand wider business requirements and the product domain.

Sound interesting? Become key in increasing the team's velocity and evangelize productivity within your team. You will ensure the technical health of the product and the underlying architecture. You own the technical aspects of your deliverables and know exactly what's going on. You keep a close eye on estimates, status, productivity and quality, team happiness, and come up with solutions if issues arise.

Responsibilities include:

• Leads projects, features and direct work of a software project team
• Coaches developers on all technical aspects of work
• Liaises with product architect on design, dependencies and code maintainability
• Provides time and size estimates for project deliverables
• Provides accurate status on deliverables and risk throughout the project
• Champions best practices for software development
• Reviews team deliverables to ensure that quality goals are met
• Performs hands-on software development tasks, such as feature development, bug fixing, unit testing and writing automated functional tests

Professional Qualifications:

• BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
• At least 7 years experience in a software development role, including at least 3 years working on a product/service that has been deployed commercially.
• Experience leading software projects and providing estimates
• Excellent software design, and object oriented design skills
• Strong hands-on Java software development skills
• Strong technical skills in current J2EE, open source, and related technologies
• Solid experience with the Spring Framework and Hibernate
• Experience practicing agile and fast-paced software development methodologies like XP or Scrum
• Experience in providing technical leadership to small development teams
• Never happy with the status-quo and be an advocate for your team

Personal Qualifications:
• Are highly motivated to excel with an intrinsic drive to do better than the day before.
• Are a natural problem solver who faces challenges head on with poise and tact.
• Demonstrate respect for the value of each co-worker.
• Maintain a positive, can-do attitude.
• Approach the task at hand with sound reasoning, good judgment and common sense.
• Are committed to quality in all aspects of your work.
• Are able to work autonomously and as part of a team.
• Are able to perform and adapt, as needed, within a fast-moving, dynamic work environment.
• Have solid interpersonal skills and aim to have a good working relationship with everyone you work with.
• Are an effective communicator.
• Are a professional and you represent the Company well.

Impact Radius fosters a positive, innovative, metrics-driven core culture. When selecting new members of our team, we look for smart, motivated and dedicated individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations.

We are located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California and our ideal candidate is either local or will relocate. We will also consider candidates who live within a longer commuting distance (e.g. Los Angeles) and are willing to work 3 days/week in our Santa Barbara office and 2 days/week remotely.
Click here to apply.
posted under Jobs, News | Comments Off

Gold medal run for U.S. bobsled (photos)

The USA-1 team celebrates an victory in the four-man competition, garnering the first bobsled gold for the U.S. since 1948.
posted under News | Comments Off

Holcomb, ‘Night Train’ team collect bobsled gold

After winning the U.S.' first gold medal in bobsled in 62 years, the team got down and boogied in Whistler.
posted under News | Comments Off
« Older Entries