As usual, head hunters are hitting my inbox. Here is the latest one:
We have your profile on file and I would like to find out if you would be interested in a position we currently have available with one of our clients. I have included the job description below for your review. If you are interested in this project, please reply to my email with a Word formatted resume. Thank you. Location: Austin, TX Duration: 4-6 month contract Title: Senior Software Engineer Client: Dell Rate: W2 only Responsible for the design and/or development of software for platforms, peripherals, applications or tools using a range of applicable technologies (e.g., programming languages, compilers, assemblers and other tools) and state-of-the-art software engineering methodologies. Responsible for the delivery of products within budget, schedule, and quality guidelines. The Software Engineer Job Family includes engineering positions for the development and support of applications, databases, diagnostics, firmware, drivers, BIOS, utilities, and scripts Accountabilities: Develop Software Test Software Develop Test Strategy and Test Cases Integrate Software Deliver Complete Software Maintain Software Experience: 8-10 years Skill/Role: Scripting Programming Languages SQA (Software Quality Assurance) Software Engineer SQL (Structured Query Language) Software Installation & Upgrade Interface Design (GUI)
The knowledge requested is a bit broad and much of it I can honestly say I do not have but if I did, why would I take a job that only has a lifespan of six months? 8-10 years of experience is desired yet Dell only would like to use me for less than half a year. I hope no one out there with this wide range skill-set would ever seriously consider something so short-sighted. I guess I should not look at this so negatively. We do live in an on-demand society. Why should those we employ be any different?