September 22, 2007 • 9:27 am
I just accessed the Google jobs site and found some job opennings at the local office, to all who are interested in following up and think its a wise move for them, go ahead and make hay while the sun shines.
This is good because I had accessed the site some weeks earlier and they had not yet posted any jobs.
The following jobs are up on offer. Please note that the site was accessed on the 22nd September 2007 and I have no guarantee of when these opennings will close. The jobs are as follows:
• Administrative Associate – Nairobi
• Associate Product Marketing – Nairobi
• Geographic Consultant – Nairobi
• Geographic Supervisor – Nairobi
• Strategic Partner Development (SPD), Local Markets – Nairobi
• Technical Lead (Technical Solutions Associates/Engineers) – Nairobi
• Technical Support Associate, Google Applications – Nairobi
Personally, much as I admire to be a Googler (and I know I can be and probably one day, will be!), I have a few hops to take before I can say with confidence that I can have all the requisite skills. So I have laid out a strategy that will lead me to places where I can learn what I need to learn by leveraging what I already know!
All the best to all who try out for these jobs. One caution though, from the perspective of someone who has interviewed with Google…, please make sure you know your stuff and not only know stuff but can think well beyond the box! From my experience I think for a Technical/Engeneering job you really need to revisit your Data Structures and Algorithms notes especially Algorithmic Problem Solving. I am taking a DSA class this semester and that’s really exciting!
Long live Google!
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September 22, 2007 • 9:02 am
Snippets of interesting pointers to what Google is rolling up it’s sleeves to…:
Google to take social networking to a new level by ZDNet‘s Garett Rogers — Google held a super secret meeting with a select few developers behind closed doors yesterday — I guess the NDA wasn’t enough to keep attendees from talking to Michael Arrington though. The meeting, according to Michael, outlined Googles plans to develop an open API that will eventually expose social graphs to any application that [...]
Michael Arrington: Yesterday a select group of fifteen or so industry luminaries attended a highly confidential meeting at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View to discuss the company’s upcoming plans to address the “Facebook issue.” [...]
Brad Fitzpatrick, the founder of LiveJournal, who recently left Six Apart for Google has published notes on what he’s going to be working on moving forward. It is an interesting read entitled Brad’s Thoughts on the Social Graph which contains the following excerpts [...]
Indeed, Social Google!
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The last couple of dys have been a bit busy. Following up on my previous post, i did some more reporting with SSRS(That tutorial is still in the pipeline) and I also got a taste of some new things here and there as well as experiencially learning the DOs and DONTs of SSRS. SSRS is a great tool, the only thing i do not quite fancy is the way you have to tweek the report a lot just to get the right print out (and big-up to all those nice folks at MS who worked on it!). For example, there is this interesting thing that started happening with the report i built; on the client machine they would navigate to a page say 221 but oddly when they preview the print-out it would show a page or two ahead (like 222). I have not managed to track whats up with that but i gave the users a simple work-around that suffices.
Other than that I have as usual been doing a lot of work on data and some interesting reports, i did one this afternoon that almost had me jumping up and down in blissful glee.
Other than that, I have been watching all these videos about interesting stuff at microsoft research, stuff to fo with CLR research, an interesting item called DLR (Dynamic Language Runtime) that they are doing with Ruby (I really ought to learn Ruby!), F# and Functional Programming, LINQ (very interesting, Anders is pretty good), Silverlight, Programming Language development and some more stuff, but mostly CLR.
Frankly, a lot has been said about Microsoft, but I think they have some great work going on there and they work on pretty interesting stuff (but i still think Google totally rocks).
I am sure the title of this post has some eye-lids up in curiosity… so I will just leave it like that… for now!!!
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