[Baypiggies] [RECRUITER] Finding work - Company: Keas (S.F.)
Tung Wai Yip
tungwaiyip at yahoo.com
Fri May 22 00:06:40 CEST 2009
I haven't follow the thread closely. But, wow, this is a very high quality
job posting. I don't mind seeing more of these in mailing list.
I've checked Adam Bosworth's post in 2007. He was talking about looking
for people to work using Java or PHP or RubyOnRails. I guess he has
changed his mind since then :)
> Company: Keas, (www.keas.com)
> Location: HQ in Downtown S.F. (1st St. btw Mission and Market)
> Keas is an early stage consumer health start-up that is still in
> "stealth"/has not publicly launched. They do have a private beta out.
> company was founded by Adam Bosworth and George Kassabgi in 2008.
> George is
> a longtime entrepreneur and (among other accomplishments) was a key
> over at BEA. Adam is the engineering pioneer who authored XML and (among
> other accomplishments) developed Google Calendar and MS Access. Most
> recently Adam built Google <http://www.google.com/> Health before
> leaving to
> start Keas. Candidates who are selected by Keas for interview will be
> to sign an NDA after which more about the company will be divulged. For
> one can gleen some info about Keas on Keas.com and Adam's blog:
> Technologies used include Python with a Zope framework (Zope may have
> been replaced with Django or TurboGears/Pylons in the past few months
> but I
> can't confirm this right now) , and in an agile (scrum) test-driven
> iterative environment. AJAX, mySQL, memcached, etc.
> The Opportunity: In brief, engineers will be building a health 2.0
> facing website, and designing software solutions for hard infomatics and
> data analysis problems. The company is always on the lookout for
> experienced individual contributors who have deep experience with Java or
> Python, have solid problem solving skills and who like to learn new
> technologies and pick up new programming languages quickly. Smart,
> "young-ish"/or young at heart, entrepreneurial co-workers, who tend to
> strong C.S. fundamentals, and solid work experience building high volume,
> high transaction, highly available consumer web applications. Very
> accessible hands on leadership.
> Interviews: A three step process. Recruiter screening, Manager phone
> technical screening, On-site interviews. You may also be asked to
> code samples. They have a very rigorous on-site interview process (which
> long - all day) that Adam imported from Google (which I'm not
> about.) It's an all day affair, long and comprehensive. If you are
> to interview and can't commit to a full day of interviews you can always
> break it up into two days.
> Compensation: Competitive salaries and in the middle to upper range
> to other startups and still offering good equity on top of salary. Be
> from the beginning whether you value more salary or more equity. They do
> not like to go back and forth on offers. This company is very fair when
> comes to compensation.
> Contacts: I cannot give out contact info of hiring managers or founders.
> There is a competent in-house recruiter, you can find his info on
> his name is Ricky Fiel. Ricky is diligent and responsive but does not
> a great deal of experience and so may not be the best assesor of
> skill and talent and will most likely rely heavily on a his managers for
> resume feedback. His email is: ricky.fiel at keas.com. If you would like
> phone number, ask me in an email.
> (note: if you are interested in this company and would like to ask
> I'm happy to chat and provide as much info and help as I can. I am also
> happy to make a direct introduction to the founders if that is your
> preference vs. connecting with the in-house recruiter as your first
> point of
> ***** wow I may have gone overboard with the details here.... my next
> posting will not be quite as long.... the next company from me will be
> posted sometime on Thursday*****
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 9:09 PM, Shannon -jj Behrens
> <jjinux at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Elan <elan.martinez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Excellent jj (mr. moderator)! I think this can work.
>> > BTW, to be clear I want to encourage EVERYONE to contribute and not
>> > recruiters, especially since my guess is that most fee-based
>> > (definitely not all) will be reluctant to contribute if they are not
>> > a fee or if they feel paranoid about other recruiters "stealing"
>> leads or
>> > contacts. My comment to those recruiters... if you have a strong
>> > relationship there's no reason to worry, and remember you do not have
>> > include any clients you are currently working with. If everyone
>> chips in
>> > do what they can we will all benefit in the long run.
>> > So jj and everyone else, I would love to start this all off
>> > I'm going to wait to post my leads until tonight. I have a couple of
>> > stealth co's in S.F. that I would like to list, but need to confirm
>> > they are still actively hiring python engineers, who I can list as
>> > preferred contacts and also how much I can divulge about the
>> > also have a couple fo non-stealth co's based in S.F. that I will post
>> > need to confirm the same info. Please, to those who may post before
>> > the best you can to provide current and relevant information to the
>> > seekers in this community.
>> I'll second that. Here's my hint to the recruiters of the world. I
>> don't really care who the VCs are or where the CEO went to college.
>> Sure, I might want to know those things eventually, but first I want
>> to know:
>> a) What technologies does the company use?
>> b) Where are they located?
>> c) Can they afford to pay me a decent salary?
>> d) What positions are they hiring for?
>> After knowing those things, I'll want to know:
>> e) Is this a sweatshop?
>> f) How does the company develop software (fast and dirty? agile?
>> My $0.02,
>> In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things
>> with great love. -- Mother Teresa
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