Chicago--Unix/C++ Middleware Software Engineer (Senior)

Colette Young cyoung at eb.com
Tue May 12 16:24:12 EST 1998

UNIX / C++ Middleware Software Engineer (Senior)

Encyclopaedia Britannica (EB) is the provider of the world's oldest
continuously published and, arguably, most famous reference books. While
we may be perceived as a conservative and scholarly organization, the
level of excitement here is teeming as our employees share their talents
in driving      Encyclopaedia Britannica into the 21st Century.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, we have been on the cutting edge of "The
Information Age" since 1768!

Job Description
Senior Member of the Online Development Team of engineers
responsible for developing software for Encyclopaedia Britannica's (EB)
suite of online products. These products currently are: Britannica
Internet Guide (www.ebig.com), a unique, proprietary search engine that
enables richer, and more refined searches on the Internet, and
Britannica On Line (www.eb.com), the Internet equivalent of
Encyclopaedia Britannica's print set. It will be the responsibility of
Online Development Team Members to architect, design, develop, and
implement new online, interactive products, as well as enhance the
current products. Duties include, but are not limited to:

* Design and develop complete applications. Applications may consist of
multiple-module level software components.

* Responsible for the overall design of the assigned module(s), and
coding of the application using procedural and object-oriented languages
(i.e., C, C++, or Java).

* Contribute to the development of a standard development process to
assure online product quality and measurability.

Summary of Qualifications
Education and training requirements include a BSCS or equivalent
(advanced degree a plus) along with at least five years of software
development experience and two years in a team leadership role. Skills
and knowledge requirements include:

* Experience with formal software development processes and methods for
measuring product quality resulting from process.

* Software programming in both procedural and object-oriented languages
(especially, UNIX, C, C++, SQL), and procedural script languages (i.e.,
shell, awk, sed, tcl).

* Comprehensive knowledge and experience using production software tools
(compilers, makefiles, defect tracking, version control, etc.).

* Experience with relational databases (Informix strongly preferred) and
Internet/Web Site development (HTML, CGI, Java, TCL, Perl).

This position is part of a New Team being formed for New Online/Internet
Product Development. Get involved in this exciting work and a
ground-floor opportunity for growth and recognition. Contact us Today!

Required Skills: Unix, C++, Sun/Solaris, Perl, Java, Shell scripts, SQL

Desired Skills: Informix, HTML, awk, sed, CGI

Soft Skills: Must have full software development life-cycle experience.
Excellent communication skills are required.

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Type:  Full-Time Employee (no contract positions available).

Pay Rate:  Very! Competitive

Location: Chicago, IL - 60604

Contact:       Encyclopaedia Britannica
        Colette Young
        Call: 312-347-7361
        Fax: 312-294-2176
E-mail: staffing at eb.com

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