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.

Strong Growth Outlook for QA Engineers

Posted In Looking in Tech
Growth Trend
Software QA engineering jobs are on a healthy growth track, with an estimated 100,000 new positions set be created through 2022. That’s higher growth than is anticipated for a number of other skilled technology jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The strength isn’t a surprise. “More and more, QA engineers are a necessary part of any company’s tech team. These positions are an integral part to any software development platform,” notes Matt Miller, the Irvine, Calif.-based CTO of… continue…

Here’s How General Dynamics IT Hires

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Landing@ General Dynamics Logo
Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with approximately 21,000 professionals worldwide, General Dynamics Information Technology, is one of four business units of the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology business segment. The company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services to customers in the defense, federal civilian government and health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. The unit currently has over 2,000 open positions. The biggest needs include information security professionals,… continue…

How to Get Hired by Deloitte

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Landing@ Deloitte
Deloitte LLP — the audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting firm and its subsidiaries — has about 60,000 employees in more than 100 offices across the country. Its technology practice involves about 8,700 professionals who advise the business’s clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare and financial services as well as federal, state and local governments. Currently, Deloitte has a variety of needs. They range from functional, technology strategy and project management roles to technical architect, development and integration… continue…

Increasing Demand for Oracle DBAs

Database
Employment for DBAs is projected to grow 15 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While that’s a slightly slower gain than is anticipated for some other areas of technology, it’s still significant enough to get attention. Among those DBAs, industry watchers say, many positions will go to those with Oracle DBA experience. John Reed, a Colorado-based senior executive director at Robert Half Technologies, is bullish on Oracle DBA hiring trends. “Oracle is positioned really,… continue…

Here’s An Interview Question With One Right Answer

Posted In Looking in Tech
Interview
How does Michael Heyward, the 26-year-old founder of secret-sharing app Whisper, identify employees who have the innate excitement to drive the company forward? He asks them about Ohio. Specifically, he asks whether they’d want to work for the company if it was based in Ohio, he told Business Insider. Considering that it’s in fact located in a mid-century house on a sunny residential street in Santa Monica, Calif., an Ohio address paints quite a contrast. But Heyward says ideal candidates… continue…

Air-Sickness Bags? Unusual Ways Geeks Spend Their Off Time

Posted In Living in Tech
Sick Bags
While the archaic stereotype of a sweaty, plugged into the motherboard kind of geek continues to disintegrate, we’re still stuck on the one that posits that a 16-hour work day trumps any kind of outside life. Dice News connected with five tech professionals who have some unexpected hobbies. None of them are trapped at the office. They’re fully engaged in their outside passions and enjoy sharing them with others, thank you very much. Steve Silberberg: Bag Man “Well I’m not… continue…

Group Sees Need for More Art, Design in STEM

Posted In Looking in Tech
Dream it. Code it. Win it.
In a quest to encourage creative programming, find new talent and develop more startup opportunities, an increasing number of nonprofit and for-profit organizations are funding formal coding competitions with cash prizes. The latest entry into the competitive coding scene is the nonprofit Dream it. Code it. Win it., sponsored by The MIT Club of NY, the MIT Enterprise Forum of NY and TradingScreen, Inc. The competition, which offers cash awards for the most creative applications, is for full-time students, 18… continue…

Uber’s Travis Kalanick Likes ‘Experiential’ Hiring

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Uber Logo
San Francisco-based Uber, brainchild of serial entrepreneur/CEO Travis Kalanick, is currently valued at $3.5 billion. Despite having been stymied by regulators in several key markets, the nearly four-year-old company is growing at a rapid pace. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kalanick said his company plans to address its rocketing growth by growing its workforce from 550 to between 1,500 and 2,000 by the end of 2014. To meet staffing needs, Kalanick uses a unique hiring approach which… continue…

Why Your Tech Job May Be Killing You

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Computer Warning
Research is finally backing up once-empirical evidence that an office job can be as hazardous to your health as one that’s out in the field. Recently, Business Insider published a comprehensive list of the most common threats, and many of the examples part and parcel to jobs in the technology industry. Here are eight health stressors that you should pay attention to. Sitting Kills Sitting for lengthy periods puts tremendous strain on the body. Researchers from Kansas State University, who… continue…

Your New Hires Should Be Your Best Recruiters

Posted In People, Startups
Team Recruitment
When you’re looking to draw talent into your company, one thing to consider is whether the people you hire can attract others from their network. Especially when you’re hiring managers or executives, an inability to bring in known quantities is a red flag for you to think about, says venture capitalist Hunter Walk. Investing in an incoming executive with personal agency can have significant returns, especially when compared to someone with great references but no former teammates willing to work… continue…