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Sr Developer (both full-time and contract) for VC backed startup (Hollywood, CA)

April30
If you are someone who is always dreaming of The Next Big Thing or if you are someone who wants to be doing what no one else is doing, we want to talk to you.

We have put together a dream team of software architects and spent the last several months building something incredible. You will be joining a cohesive group of technologists who value team camaraderie and technical innovation.

We are fanatical about hiring the best talent available. We believe in creating the best working conditions and hiring the best technologists to create the best software products. You will have an opportunity to define the culture and the processes for the technology team going forward. You will be working in an environment that uses Behavior-Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Peer Reviews.

Requirements
• Minimum 3 years of web application development experience.
• Excellent understanding of C#, ASP.NET MVC and SQL. (While .NET is our technology of choice, all great developers are welcome to apply. The team is built around a technology independent mind-set so hiring the brightest and sharpest technical mind is our priority).

We are a group of talented technologists who like to be surrounded by equally talented technologists. Here are the basic requirements we have for all new hires:
• Smart
• Can get things done
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• Works well with ambiguity and constant changes
• Takes initiative
• Passionate about technology
• Has an entrepreneurial spirit

Instructions to Apply:
1. Please put “Sr. Developer” as the subject of your email so we know you actually read this far.
2. Please attach a current resume and portfolio (links are fine).
3. In the body of the email, explain why you would be a good fit for this job. Do not send us a form letter that gets fired off to every posting. Actually explain in plain English why you fit the requirements listed above.
4. Use proper spelling and grammar

Any emails received that do not follow the simple instructions above will be ignored.

This is a fulltime, onsite position. Please no agencies or people on the other side of the country/planet.

We do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.
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Associate Product Manager (10164) (Hollywood, CA)

April30
Located in the heart of Hollywood, California Psychics is the nation’s premiere live psychic and astrology network, and leading publisher of horoscope and astrological content. California Psychics is dedicated to being a positive force in people's lives. The company is highly profitable, entrepreneurial and dynamic. We foster an inclusive and creative work environment where innovative ideas are the driving force. For corporate information please visit our website at www.outlookamusements.com. For product information please visit www.californiapsychics.com.

We’re looking to hire an Associate Product Manager to join our Product Management Department. The Associate Product Manager is responsible for driving product strategy, managing product development priorities, and monitoring product release. You will be involved throughout the product life cycle from initial ideation through development, launch, ongoing operations and enhancement of product.

This position requires close interaction with our development team, key “internal” customers, and marketing. In this role you must maintain a close relationship with the market (customers, new technology developments, etc.) for awareness of appropriate product direction. Strong communication skills are a must since this position requires constant interaction with internal customers and coordinating cross functional teams. Duties include writing product requirements documents and monitoring the implementation of a product project.

Do you have an analytical mind and need to know everything about everything? Does the thought of researching and staying up to date on market trends get your blood pumping? If you desire the fun and spontaneity of an internet company but yearn for the stability of a blue chip environment, we offer both! We are a well-run company that is both profitable and successful even in today’s challenging economy.
In this position you will report to the Product Manager, working along side a talented team of product managers, QA analysts and developers. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their product management skills in the internet arena.

Key Qualities
  1. Creative, analytical and intuitive problem solver.
  2. Ability to see the bigger picture.
  3. Experience in a web environment.
  4. Amazing communicator with a diplomat’s touch as you will be dealing with multiple departments and stakeholders.
Responsibilities
  • Analyze market data and customer information; develop in-depth knowledge of customer trends using web analytics; report using appropriate metrics and measures.
  • Formulate and articulate concise and accurate product objectives and requirements to the web team.
  • Work with project team from the earliest concept stage forward, to ensure that the most innovative and efficient creative and production methods are employed.
  • Ensure that proposed creative concepts can be produced within agreed timeframes, technical constraints and budgets.
  • Create detailed written analyses of project impacts on the product, the larger product family and the business overall and present these analyses at staff meetings or other appropriate forums
  • Develop and present a complete written plan for each project including the appropriate level of contextual detail (i.e. orientation within a larger system, greater timeline, larger strategy versus point-in-time application of a business specific task), timing, milestones, resources and constraints
Requirements
  • 2-3 years work experience
  • Strong multitasking skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • This role requires tactical thinking associated with assuring any project or task is appropriately aligned with the overall product strategy, as well as sound judgment in determining next steps in conjunction with the Product Manager and Product Director
  • Self-directed, goal-oriented, results-driven personality with a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Working knowledge of web tools, technologies and best practices
  • Recognized ability to manage tradeoffs effectively among schedule, scope and budget on a single project, and to manage multiple projects and priorities with attention to detail and reliable follow-through
  • Proficiency with MS Office and Visio
  • Understanding of Coremetrics (analytics package) and OnTime (bug tracking software) a plus
We offer a casual fun environment with competitive salary and !!GREAT!! benefits.
  • 100% Employer paid plans for staff members including:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Coverage
    • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • Long Term Disability
  • Flex 125 Cafeteria Plan
    • Pre-Tax Contributions
    • Medical Reimbursement (Employer contributes $650 to Account)
    • Dependent Care Spending Account Reimbursement
  • Retirement – 401K Program (Employer match program included)

  • Paid Bereavement

  • Paid Adoption / Baby Care Leave

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time

  • Paid Parking

  • Commute Reimbursements

  • Free Psychic Readings

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Why does the record industry hate music lockers?

April30
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CampusVue Data Manager/Programmer (Los Angeles, CA)

April30
CampusVue Data Manager/Programmer

Responsible for development, maintenance and modification of CampusVue. The individual will create robust programs, reports and synchronization scripts for maintaining and updating CampusVue. The job requires collaborating with multiple Fremont College Staff & Faculty on diverse, unique, existing and functional projects. The person will perform continuous reviews for efficiency and effectiveness – judging and executing solutions to complex needs and issues in a timely manner. Cultivate creative thought and problem solving while demonstrating Fremont College’s core values.

Responsible for installation and maintenance of CampusVue software, new releases and upgrades. Monitors, diagnoses and resolves problems with CampusVue. Executes the security, backup and recovery strategy. Establishes standards and procedures. Sets project goals, reviews and analyzes effectiveness. A BA/BS or certified database training and a minimum of 2 years experience administering CampusVue and/or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Skills required:

o SQL
o Active Directory, LDAP
o Scripting/Coding (PHP, VBScript, Pearl, Command line)
o Crystal Reports
o Office software
o Internal web functionality and programming: HTML/Coldfusion/Java
o Knowledge of Open Source, Windows and Mac software, networking and servers
o IIS / Apache, Citrix/VM
o Basic Network and Data Security: IP, Domain Server
o Good communication and written skills.
o Interpersonal collaboration and customer service skills.
o Good team skills



Skills desired:

o CampusVue & CampusPortal
o Digication (ePortfolio)
o Online Learning Management System
o Learning Standards, Rubrics, Assessment
o Campus calendar, social networking

Please send your resume with cover letter and salary history and requirements to hrexcellence2009@gmail.com
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Family disputes Verizon’s $18,000 bill

April30
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Give Road Trip tips, get Halo beta codes

April30
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How chemical warfare can save your marriage

April30
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Jury convicts Palin e-mail hacker on two counts

April30
Tennessee jury convicts 22-year-old son of a Democratic politician of hacking into Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account when she was a U.S. vice presidential candidate.
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Free Android phones coming to Adobe employees

April30
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