Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson

Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson is a Los Angeles based writer whose work has appeared in the LA Times, Los Angeles magazine, Documentary magazine, Movie City News, and more. Her stories have covered the gamut from IT and healthcare to music and culture.

Getting a Job at Real Estate Website Move

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Move is the operator of the Move Network of real estate websites, which provide resources and decision support tools for consumers and real estate professionals to help them navigate all stages of the property-buying cycle. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Move has about 1,000 employees in 11 offices across the U.S., including in Scottsdale, Ariz. and Westlake Village, Calif. Approximately 300 of the company’s employees work in the technology department. Click here to see open positions at Move. Move is… continue…

Will Esolang Help You Get a Job?

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While esoteric programming languages (Esolang) are popular with hackers and enthusiasts, some programmers actually use them for work. One good example is the stack-oriented, “recipe-creating” language Chef. But is having Esolang on your resume beneficial? Maybe. Click here to find Chef jobs. DevOps Says Yes If your goal is a job in DevOps, learning Chef may work in your favor. Moses Sison, head of talent acquisition and human resources at the San Francisco-based startup UberConference, speaks to a lot of… continue…

How to Break Into Tech Jobs at Demand Media

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Demand Media operates websites like eHow, LIVESTRONG and Cracked. It’s also known for creating online content through its Demand Media Studios. Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., the company employs just shy of 750 people, with around 260 working exclusively in technology. “As a digital media company, we are much more technical than traditional publishers,” says Courtney Montpas, EVP of people operations. “Technology is a big driver of our success.” Click here to find jobs in Web development. Demand currently has… continue…

Do You Need an Oracle Database Specialization?

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Companies need solid teams if they’re going to build environments to take advantage of Big Data, and what a given company looks for in candidates depends on its specific data needs. If you’re looking to jump in or upgrade, the possibilities for the next 12-18 months may seem limitless. “First and foremost, any skill in the database arena is really, really strong right now and demand for professionals in this space is very high,” says John Reed, senior executive director… continue…

How to Get a Job at HomeAdvisor

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The home-maintenance website HomeAdvisor offers comprehensive tools and resources that connect homeowners with a network of 85,000 pre-screened home improvement and repair service professionals. Headquartered in Golden, Colo., the company has over 1,200 employees globally, with 1,000 of them in Denver and Lenexa, Kan. Currently, it has some 100 technical and product team members, and open positions including junior-level Java developer, mid-level QA staff, senior-level platform automation professionals, and systems and network engineering roles. The company’s tech recruiters, Tanya Jones… continue…

Here’s Who Travel Site Kayak Wants for Its Tech Team

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Kayak.com, the travel metasearch engine operated by the Kayak Software Corporation, indexes hundreds of global travel sites to help travelers find flights, hotels, rental cars or cruise lines. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with its technology center in Concord, Mass., the company has 250 employees spread throughout six offices worldwide. Many in the industry believe it has one of the strongest tech teams in travel. Seventy percent of its workforce are technologists. Kayak is well known for hiring outside the travel… continue…

How to Get a Job at E-Commerce Site CouponPal

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Launched in 2010, Venice, Calif.-based startup CouponPal is a website committed to putting consumers in touch with the best deals and discounts online. To set itself apart, it focuses on a more youthful demographic than other e-commerce sites and works to better communicate the usefulness of coupon codes while providing effortless interaction between vendors and users. With a staff of eight full-time and eight part-time, CouponPal doubled the size of its team in the past few months and, says founder… continue…

5 Tech Job-Hunting Tips for Returning Veterans

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If you’re a returning veteran who wants to transition into a technology career, you may already have experience that can translate into a civilian job. Often, the operative word there is “translate,” since much of the work you did while serving doesn’t obviously match the skills employers are looking for. This means you’ll need to take special care in compiling your resume and in planning your approach during interviews. Fortunately, this can be done with some thought. On top of… continue…

This Is What Studios Look for in Game Developers

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Is there a golden ticket for software developers searching for jobs in games — aside from mad math skills and passion? From where recruiters stand, the only real unifying factor is experience. “The common denominator for most software development ads we see isn’t that surprising. It’s experience,” says Paul Teall, a New Orleans-based game industry veteran. “Studios are looking for people who can jump right in and get the job done. Candidates need real-world examples of work that they’ve done… continue…

Here’s How to Get a Job at Hulu

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Hulu is a Los Angeles, Calif. based online video company, whose website and over-the-top subscription and Web syndication services offer on-demand streaming of TV shows, movies, webisodes, games and other media. The company has nearly 800 employees across eight offices in the U.S. and China, with about 120 “Hulugans” working across a variety of technical roles, including software developers, program managers, systems engineers and database developers. Shannon Sullivan, Hulu’s director of talent management says the company looks for “rock star… continue…