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.

Job Growth for Python Developers

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Open source and easy to learn, powerful and fast, Python has been ranked among the top eight most popular programming languages in the TIOBE Index since 2008. Not surprisingly, as employers recognize its ease of use and ability to integrate with other software, they’re seeking out Python developers in greater numbers. “We’re on track for continued growth for Python jobs,” says Doug Schade, principal consultant at recruiter WinterWyman in Boston. “We see a bit more Python than Ruby, but the… continue…

How to Get a Job as a Game Level Designer

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In game development, level design — the creation of a game’s logic and progress — can be a tricky entry point for even experienced professionals. But it’s a highly desirable place to be, and also a great launching pad for game designers. As a whole, game studios — particularly those with top shelf titles — are highly competitive and difficult to break into. TJ Summers, co-founder of placement firm Digital Artist Management, notes that employers in the space are project-driven,… continue…

Mobile Growth Pushes Need for Chief Mobile Officers

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The explosive growth in mobile computing has reinvented the way businesses work across platforms. As companies in all sectors continue to develop and improve their mobile strategies, the need for a bridge between IT and the corporate side has become apparent. Enter the chief mobile officer, the technologist-manager who oversees the direction and interaction of all mobile processes and supervises the mobile architecture team. While it’s a relatively new position, organizations that are betting on the mobile marketplace are increasingly… continue…

CRO PAREXEL Looks for These Traits When Hiring

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One of the largest contract research organizations in the world, PAREXEL provides drug development services during all phases of the process, including strategy, clinical trial management, data management, biostatistical analysis, regulatory affairs, medical marketing, training, publishing and advanced e-clinical technology solutions. Based in Waltham Mass., the company operates 76 locations in 50 countries and has 15,000 employees. PAREXEL has IT opportunities in its corporate IT department as well as its technology subsidiary, PAREXEL Informatics. The corporate team currently numbers about… continue…

Can New York Really Be the Next Silicon Valley?

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New York’s tech space has been bubbling for some time, with many local officials, executives and investors betting that the city is poised to become the next Silicon Valley. But even as local technology businesses boom and startups connect themselves to the region’s traditional advertising, media and financial industries, that goal remains elusive, notes the New York Times. For one thing, none of the companies deemed to be breakout stars – like Foursquare, Fab.com and even Tumblr — have lived… continue…

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…