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.

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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Veteran Returning to Work
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…

Employers Want These Skills in Systems Integrators

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Systems integration professionals have seen an uptick in hiring as more companies implement package-based solutions to their core infrastructures. Observing the trend, Tracy Cashman, a partner in Boston-based WinterWyman’s IT Search division, says, “I don’t think it’s going away for the next year to two years.” Click here to find systems integration jobs. Hard Skills Systems integration is as diverse as the job description is broad. Titles depend on the company and level of the role. High level positions include… continue…

Why Demand for Interaction Designers is Rising

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For the uninitiated, interaction design is less a job than a type of architectural practice. It’s been around for quite a while, though often under different job titles. Think hypermedia designer, information architect, GUI designer, front-end engineer or user experience architect. While the titles have changed in relation to the environment, industry or task at hand, the practice has remained fundamentally the same. Interaction designers look at an organization’s overall needs, observe how users interact with products or concepts and… continue…

How to Land a Job at Hewlett-Packard

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With 317,500 employees in over 170 countries, Hewlett-Packard is always seeking best-fit candidates for its job openings. The company is currently in the midst of a five-year turnaround plan to transform itself back into a market leader, with a mission to deliver an agile “new style of IT” that’s driven by the interrelated trends of the cloud, security, mobility and Big Data. To meet these goals, it’s looking for individuals whose experience and interests run the gamut from cyber-security to… continue…

Portland’s Puppet May Double Its Size

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Puppet Labs is leasing two full floors in Portland, Ore.’s, downtown, giving the young company enough space to more than double its size in an area that’s fast becoming a core tech neighborhood. Puppet, whose open source software facilitates data center management, is among the biggest of Portland’s new generation of software businesses. Its new offices can accommodate as many as 500 employees. The company has an option to lease additional space as the need arises. With the new long-term… continue…

Attitude, Aptitude Can Trump Experience in Big Data Jobs

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The hiring landscape for tech professionals skilled in NoSQL is changing as more companies move toward adding Big Data applications to their arsenals. John VanderSande, a Boston-based principal consultant with WinterWyman’s Software Technology Search group, notes that the use of Big Data in business is relatively new, and that while the number of companies utilizing NoSQL is increasing rapidly, the number of people who have the skill set necessary to harness it is relatively small. “There’s that wide gap (between… continue…

How to Get Hired by E-Commerce Leader Wayfair

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Founded in 2002, Wayfair is a Boston-headquartered, multinational e-commerce company that sells everything from home furnishings to luggage, toys and pet items from over 11,000 brands. It currently employs more than 1,500 people in eight global locations including New York, London, Berlin and Sydney. Wayfair has nearly 300 employees working across its technology organization, and is hiring across the board for software engineering and systems. Kevin Murray, the company’s director of talent acquisition, says his most critical needs are for… continue…