Come Work With Me!

We’re currently hiring another web developer for my team at Texas State University. If you’ve got some Java and web application skills, drop in an application! Here’s the Craig’s List ad:

Do you want a great, big salary with a corner window office, free meals and in-chair massages during your work day? Well, you won’t find any of that here at Texas State University — San Marcos. What you will find, however, is a great work/life balance and a creative and interesting work environment. Some of the things you can look forward to:

  • A small, dynamic team of programmers who work closely together and love clean, beautiful code. (See the University home page for an example of the work we’re doing.)
  • “20 percent time” — programmers have the option to spend 20% of their work time on programming projects of their own choosing.
  • Biweekly Coder’s Cafes, technical information sharing sessions over lunch where you can show off your work and see what other folks are up to.
  • State-mandated 40 hour/week average work time, with additional vacation and holiday time.
  • Comprehensive benefits program.
  • The beautiful campus of Texas State University. Take a swim in the river, paddle in a kayak, or walk through the woods at lunch.
  • Work in the Alkek Library, a 313,000 square foot facility with excellent audio/visual, government archive, cartography and technical collections, plus a photo gallery with rotating exhibits, a special writer’s collection, and spectacular views of the surrounding city and hill country.
  • 30 minutes/day of work time is available for fitness activities.
  • Time off work and payment of fees for taking University classes.
  • Discounts at the University Bookstore, local businesses, and University athletic and
    cultural events.

What we’re looking for is someone who knows Java and a scripting language or two, is familiar with web application development, can find her way around a Linux system, is comfortable with object-oriented design, and who has good communication skills.

To see the official job posting and apply for the job, go to Texas State’s job site and search for job posting number 2007405. The job title is Programmer Analyst II, the pay starts at $4,721/month, and the position is open until August 15. You can email me with questions about the job if you like, but don’t send your resume — that has to go to HR through the job site.

NOTE: For legal purposes, the above is a work of fiction. While I personally believe it to all be true, it does not reflect the official position of the University. Please refer to the job posting for that.

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