February 26, 2005

Technical Problem: Help Required Desperately

My laptop has been behaving very wierdly for the past two days. Within an hour of switching it on, the laptop becomes sluggish. The task manager reveals that the process "explorer" is using 90 - 100 MB of memory and close to 60-70% CPU. On killing the process, the laptop returns back to its normal state but within an hour, it is back to its sluggish state. Rebooting does not help.

Does anyone have any idea what is happening and what I can do?

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February 25, 2005

Tech Job Opportunities (Part III)

Continuing on my previous post, here are some more opportunities with the same firm. Please note, no prior financial domain knowledge is required for this post. The person should be hands on and highly technical.

Position: Team Lead

Responsibilities
  • Design reviews
  • Interfacing with the business side
  • Resolution of technical and business issues
  • Completely responsible for the project at hand
  • Basic Project Management and Resource Allocation

Experience: Should have 4+ years of relevant experience.

Technology/Knowledge:
  • Java, J2EE, UML/design, UI development in Swing
  • Design Patterns, UML (Not mandatory), Methodology (familiarity required), Interfaces, Classes etc.
  • Mandatory: Core Java, Exception Handling, Runtime & system, IO, Threads, Net, Utils, JDBC. J2EE concepts, ClassLoading
  • Optional: Java J2EE, WebServices, EJB, Messaging, Monitoring JMX, XML, Debugging/Deployment of distributed applications, JMS/Messaging using Tibco/MQ Series
Resume Format:
  • Core skills at the beginning of resume
  • Work done & responsibilities in bullet points for every project
  • Tools - core toolset and ones familiar with (IDEs, debuggers etc)
  • Number of years of work experience
  • Current role description
If you know a friend who matches this profile, please feel free to email this link to a friend.

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Tech Job Opportunities (Part II)

Continuing on my previous post, here are some more opportunities with the same firm. Please note, no prior financial domain knowledge is required for this post.

Position: Programmer Analyst

Responsibilities
  • Complete end to end design and development of financial trading applications.
  • Will also be involved in testing and deploying these applications.
Experience: Should have 2+ years of relevant experience.

Technology/Knowledge:
  • Java, J2EE, UML/design, UI development in Swing
  • Design Patterns, UML (Not mandatory), Methodology (familiarity required), Interfaces, Classes etc.
  • Mandatory: Core Java, Exception Handling, Runtime & system, IO, Threads, Net, Utils, JDBC. J2EE concepts, ClassLoading
  • Optional: Java J2EE, WebServices, EJB, Messaging, Monitoring JMX, XML, Debugging/Deployment of distributed applications, JMS/Messaging using Tibco/MQ Series
Resume Format:
  • Core skills at the beginning of resume
  • Work done & responsibilities in bullet points for every project
  • Tools - core toolset and ones familiar with (IDEs, debuggers etc)
  • Number of years of work experience
  • Current role description
If you know a friend who matches this profile, please feel free to email this link to a friend.

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February 13, 2005

Tech Job Opportunities

For all the techies out there, awesome job opportunities at the Technology Division of a top US based Financial Services Company. I can personally vouch for the opportunity and the company.

The openings will be available for a very short period of time and will not be advertized in papers/job websites. The role will be very much hands on and technical. If your resume matches the details given below and you are willing to relocate to Bombay, please send me your resume at sumit.dhar at gmail.com. The resume should NOT be longer than two pages. Details about job role/responsibilities given below:

Position: Technical Project Manager

Responsibilities
  • Handle delivery of mission critical applications.
  • Interfacing with other teams and business users.
  • Question and review scalability, high availability and transaction related issues.
  • Responsible for resource allocation and basic project management.
  • NOTE - Must be hands on technical.
Experience: Should have 7+ years of relevant experience.

Technology/Knowledge: The applicants must have a good grasp of distributed computing issues and environments, good understanding of messaging systems and enterprise computing. They should also possess knowledge of:
  • Java, J2EE, UML/design, UI development in Swing
  • Design Patterns, UML (Not mandatory), Methodology (familiarity required), Interfaces, Classes etc.
  • Mandatory: Core Java, Exception Handling, Runtime & system, IO, Threads, Net, Utils, JDBC. J2EE concepts, ClassLoading
  • Optional - Java J2EE, WebServices, EJB, Messaging, Monitoring JMX, XML, Debugging/Deployment of distributed applications, JMS/Messaging using Tibco/MQ Series
  • Should be familiarity with Linux, Windows and Solaris OS
  • Good to have: Version control systems, build systems such as ant, Testing tools (Junit etc), Debugging experience
  • Finance (Not mandatory): Fixed Income, Equities, Derivatives, Risk Management
Resume Format:
  • Core skills at the beginning of resume
  • Work done & responsibilities in bullet points for every project
  • Tools - core toolset and ones familiar with (IDEs, debuggers etc)
  • Number of years of work experience
  • Current role description
If you know a friend who matches this profile, please feel free to email this link to a friend.

More job postings at the same company over the next few days.

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February 11, 2005

New Music

Yesterday, picked up Prof. Amit Bubna's entire Jazz collection. This includes artists like Brian Setzer, Charles Mingus, Charlie Hayden & Pat Methany, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connik, John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole,Sonny Rollins, Steely Dan and Thelonius Monk.

The site Jazz for Beginners gives a good intro to what artists one should start with. Do check it out too.

Currently listening to Thelonius Monk.

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