I already wrote about what I believe to be a nonsense way for hiring engineers …. but couldn’t resist this new one !
I some time ago applied to a Software position in a major semiconductor company. To say the truth, I was very excited to apply to this position, as this company represented something special for me: I always admired its technology, loved their products and have been using them for years. Moreover, the job spec was really fitting my experience and skills … and again, as a Company Fan, shouldn’t I finally deserve the distinct privilege of being an Insider ? 😉 Continue reading “Even tried Bunjee ?”
It is not uncommon to hear people talking about MTBF for a product ….. and immediately discover that they really mean life time ! Indeed, the recent articles about “planned obsolescence” offered a lot of opportunities to hear concept like MTBF, MTTF, etc .. Continue reading “What is MTBF all about ?”
There has been a lot of buzz around this, completely understandable. I was really astonished when I heard that “Apple admitted to slowing down old iPhones” …. and even more by hearing the alleged reason that Apple dared throwing around ! That is the most insane reason I have ever heard ! Continue reading “Apple slowing down old phones …..”
Back in the 2G mobile days, I was writing Layer1 GSM software for a very prominent semiconductor company in that field (VLSI Technology). This was very a interesting technology, 2G was only starting to boom. We had the opportunity to not only work on freshly adopted standard, but even sometimes to influence the committees work. You probably remember these epic phones, like Ericsson GH688 and other similar models
Or ask yourself “how did we ever lived without a mobile phone” ? Same kind of question …
Before we have all been Agilize’d, we were still conducting projects, after all. Typical move was to fire MS Project and start aligning rows. Put duration, resources. Then we were linking everything together, the screen started looking like a spaghetti … but the Gantt Software did manage that nicely. Continue reading “How was it before Agile ?”
You’ve probably been there as well … You apply for a new job, so the polished CV and letter have been sent. Then you start going the process of engineer hiring: you passed the first round of selection, which verifies that your skills and competences are relevant.
They Are ! So you are heading to the newco for meeting real people. You are very motivated, have learned how much EBIT the company did the 3 last years, you can even maybe recognize the CEO if you pass by him. You are an experienced software engineer, with a proven track record in the same field.