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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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eBay’s Hiring: DTS SWAT Engineer

Our Developer Technical Support (DTS) group is hiring. DTS helps outside developers use our Web Services APIs. One part of DTS is the Sandbox, our testing environment. In the Sandbox, you can buy and sell all you want, but you don’t need to pay anyone money.

We’re looking to hire a person to “own” the Sandbox, to make sure it runs smoothly. It’s a pretty big job, as the Sandbox is a key part of our Web services offerings. Here’s a more complete list of responsibilities, taken from the job description:

  • Candidate will have primary responsibility of the Sandbox.
  • Debug and diagnose Java, XSL and database issues.
  • Coding and building fixes as necessary.
  • Manage regular code rollouts to the Sandbox.
  • Detect and resolve impacts from upcoming infrastructure and project related changes
  • Work with project teams to identify and follow through on sandbox infrastructure requirements
  • Write automated test scripts to perform regular health-checks of the Sandbox.
  • Maintain public-facing issues list to alert the 3rd parties of Sandbox issues and work-arounds.
  • Manages workload and other assignments efficiently while being able to resolve time-critical situations reliably and professionally.

And here are the requirements:

  • BS/BA in CS or related field.
  • 5+ years experience in requirements analysis, design, coding and unit testing of scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant applications in NT and UNIX environments.
  • Expertise required in object-oriented design methodology and application development in C++, Java and J2EE, including servlets, JSP, Java Beans, EJB, JMS, RMI, JDBC.
  • Project experience with IBM WebSphere or other J2EE application servers required.
  • Project experience with Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP and its development environment, also with Microsoft IIS.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases (prefer Oracle), ISAPI, HTTP/HTML, XML, XSLT and basic NT/UNIX system administration.

If you’re interested, e-mail me. For more details, check out our job site (Warning! Not friendly to non-IE browsers. I’m sorry, but it’s outsourced.) The job title is “Staff DTS SWAT Engineer” and the Requisition # is “4329BR”.

Oh. And you must be able to work in San Jose, CA. No telecommuting.

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