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Very Senior Java Developer Position - 100% Remote

Michael Grundvig
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Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 6
Hello; I'm one of the owners of a 20+ person video game studio. We specialize in virtual worlds and massively multiplayer games. We also license and develop high-end server software to other game development shops. We are looking to fill a very senior java developer position in the company. The salary range is based on experience and negotiation. We know what the best developers in the world cost and are willing to pay them what they are worth so if you know you are good, please contact me. We expect the developer to:

  • Be a U.S. citizen and live in the USA.
  • Be willing to work totally from home - we are a remote workforce using Jira Studio and related tools to manage our development. While we have an office in Raleigh and another in NYC, we don't require or expect any candidate to live in either location.
  • Be an expert in high-performance Java, with a great understanding of performance tuning and profiling.
  • Be an expert software architect and be willing to lead a team of solid developers in the chosen architecture.
  • Be an expert in threading and concurrency.
  • Be an expert in network programming and both blocking and non-blocking socket IO.
  • Be familiar with (and preferably an expert at) Hibernate, Spring, and Maven.
  • Have a passion for learning new things and be exited at the opportunity for growth
  • Recognize that good understanding or use of TerraCotta would be a huge plus
  • Recognize that previous game development experience is totally unnecessary


  • I know it's quite a list but I also know you super coders exist and are out there. If you are looking to step into a challenging and exciting role that will let you work from home and be paid what you are worth for it than please contact me at mike@electrotank.com

    Thanks!

    Mike

    P.S. I'm not interested in people who are not American citizens. Additionally, they must live in the USA, sorry. I'm also not interested in recruiter submissions. Additionally, we don't outsource development to other countries, so please no offers for overseas labor, etc. We just want to find a superb java developer to lead our team so we can hire them and give em a great opportunity
    Manish Hatwalne
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    Joined: Sep 22, 2001
    Posts: 2581

    Well, I know you have mentioned it explicitly about being U.S. citizen and staying in US; but since it is Remote work - I am just curious to know why you are not considering people from other parts of the world. Some best coders exist outside US as well! ;)

    (fellow coder) - Manish

    Campbell Ritchie
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    It is for the person offering the job to decide whom they will employ, within the laws of their country.
    Chris Creed
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    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 69

    Opportunity looks quite interesting, especially with it being in the gaming industry. If I wasn't missing two important items I'd love to apply.
    Michael Grundvig
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 6
    Well, I know you have mentioned it explicitly about being U.S. citizen and staying in US; but since it is Remote work - I am just curious to know why you are not considering people from other parts of the world. Some best coders exist outside US as well! ;)
    This is a fair question and the answer is simple - U.S. citizen for tax and paperwork reasons - visas and foreign employees add a lot of administrative and legal overhead we are not really interested in dealing with. Living in the US is due to timezone concerns. Our team is US based and while you can work from home, we do need you to be available for conference calls during loose business hours. We've never had a lot of luck with someone that says they will do work while the rest of the company sleeps and so we treat it more like "flex time" with a core set of hours you are expected to be available.
    Opportunity looks quite interesting, especially with it being in the gaming industry. If I wasn't missing two important items I'd love to apply.
    What is it missing? Please call them out and I can clarify if possible. My little post was more to test the waters on this forum so I didn't get it drafted up our HR lady in charge of hiring so I'm sure I missed a fair bit. We do offer full benefits (via our partner Administaff) and can discuss stock options if the applicant warrants them. We are very flexible in negotiating when we find the right candidate. Thanks!

    Mike
    Chris Creed
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    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 69

    Michael Grundvig wrote:
    Opportunity looks quite interesting, especially with it being in the gaming industry. If I wasn't missing two important items I'd love to apply.
    What is it missing? Please call them out and I can clarify if possible. My little post was more to test the waters on this forum so I didn't get it drafted up our HR lady in charge of hiring so I'm sure I missed a fair bit. We do offer full benefits (via our partner Administaff) and can discuss stock options if the applicant warrants them. We are very flexible in negotiating when we find the right candidate. Thanks!

    Mike


    NO worries. The two important issues that I am missing is that I'm not n the United States (Canada), and I'd be lieing if I said I was a Java Expert (Intermediate is as far as I'll go). Two items but pretty important ones to be sure
    Manish Hatwalne
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    Joined: Sep 22, 2001
    Posts: 2581

    Michael Grundvig wrote:
    Well, I know you have mentioned it explicitly about being U.S. citizen and staying in US; but since it is Remote work - I am just curious to know why you are not considering people from other parts of the world. Some best coders exist outside US as well! ;)
    This is a fair question and the answer is simple - U.S. citizen for tax and paperwork reasons - visas and foreign employees add a lot of administrative and legal overhead we are not really interested in dealing with. Living in the US is due to timezone concerns. Our team is US based and while you can work from home, we do need you to be available for conference calls during loose business hours. We've never had a lot of luck with someone that says they will do work while the rest of the company sleeps and so we treat it more like "flex time" with a core set of hours you are expected to be available.

    Mike


    That's really very well explained! I don't qualify the for the job, but you have earned my respect!
    P Das
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    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 123
    My respect, too!

    I was curious why a SOHO nature of activity could not be carried from outside US, particularly when most of us start our day with clients and go to sleep with them, which we are very much accustomed to.

    Still, your tax/legal matters we cannot address being mere 'techies'

    Wish you my best to get good results from this forum. Elsewhere, there is little chance of getting your team in place, in my humble opinion


    Pranab Das, PMP, SCEA
    P Das
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    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 123
    Hi,

    I forgot to ask one clarification, which may focus your search further:

    "Does your technology involve a lot of Java ME/OSGi?"

    I ask this because all JavaEE/Terracotta may not be the best option from the perspective of scaling/performance. I thought you might also be looking for the above two.

    By the way, did you already closed your architecture?

    Regards,

    Pranab
     
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