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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Yes We Can! Yes We Are! Hiring! Opportunity Awaits

Navic enables Microsoft to work with industry partners to optimize the delivery and placement of television advertising.

Navic is seeking exceptional people who want to be at the forefront of redefining television. Navic's technology enables viewers across North America to interact with their TVs in ways never before possible. Every day viewers use Navic's technology to vote in reality shows, learn more about advertised products, check theater showtimes, upgrade their cable service, and even order pizzas - all without leaving the couch or picking up the phone.
At Navic we value intelligence, creativity, passion, dedication and the ability to solve complex problems. So if you're looking to take your career to the next level with more challenges, more responsibility, more rewards, and more opportunities to make a difference in a rapidly

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Java Developer
Work with a team of talented software engineers to build server-side software components for interactive television applications. Develop applications using Java in both a Windows and Linux environment.
2+ years of development experience in Java
2+ years of JSP experience
2 or more years of web server middle-tier development experience
BS in CS or another engineering discipline. Equivalent job experience accepted.
Familiarity with Struts, JSON, Flex, AJAX, Javascript
Familiarity with XML and XSLT
Experience with Tomcat is preferable
Ability to lead/mentor

Embedded Software Engineer
As a Software Engineer you would be joining a team of talented software engineers to develop embedded applications for Digital Cable Television. You will be responsible for the design, development and testing of software components for digital set-top boxes that provide proprietary messaging and data transport capabilities within a terrestrial cable networks. A solid understanding of the design and implementation of network protocols are essential.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record in technically demanding software projects, as well as understanding and adherence to common software engineering practices throughout the software development lifecycle.
BS Computer science or EE
Applications and Systems level work
Very good C programming skills (2-3 years experience)
Strong ability to solve networking problems (UDP/IP & TCP/IP).
Experience with multi-threaded or multi-process systems
Clear writing and presentation skills
Successful completion of software project
Experience with Embedded Application Development
Experience working with Embedded Operating Systems
Experience with the MPEG2 transport protocol.
Experience with Digital Cable TV
Experience with any TV Set Top Box APIs
ClearCase and ClearQuest
This is an excellent opportunity to utilize your skills in the evolution of a new technology. Find out why the nations top investors, cable operators and engineers are on our team!

Account Manager
Navic Networks is seeking an Account Manager for our Admira product with specific responsibility of growing the ad sales revenue generated through Admira. This position requires a results-oriented individual who has a solid understanding of the TV media landscape and can effectively communicate the vision and benefits of new advertising systems and solutions.
Candidates should have exceptional communication skills and demonstrated success in motivating agencies and their clients to purchase media using new systems and new methodologies. Candidates must have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience on either the agency “buy-side,” the programmer/operator “sell-side” or even a mixture of both.
Primary Responsibility
Increase the ad sales revenue generated through Admira. This includes:
Presenting software tools for buying media, and explaining the benefits to agencies and advertisers
Increasing the penetration and overall distribution of Navic’s Admira solution with national agencies and advertisers
Key Requirements
BA/BS in business, advertising, engineering, marketing or communications
5-7+ years experience in television advertising
Established relationships with large national agencies and advertisers
Demonstrated success in selling to agencies and attaining sales revenue and business goals
Overall knowledge of existing TV advertising technology and process including planning, buying, insertion, and billing systems and related processes
Able to quickly adapt to changing advertising processes and environment and effectively communicate these changes
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Willingness to travel 50%+
Position based on either the east or west coast.
In addition to joining a great team and working with industry leaders, you’ll get to fully utilize your skills in revolutionizing the advertising industry. Find out why the nations top investors, MSO’s, ad agencies, advertisers and professionals are on our team.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What I Discovered at SourceCon 2008

I recently attended and spoke at SourceCon Conference 2008. SourceCon is a gathering of some of the most talented Sourcers, Researchers, Name Generators and Candidate Developers. We have finally emerging as the new champions to help fight the war for talent. The industry has new hero's who's skills and expertise can no longer be confined to a side track at the national recruiting conferences.We intentionally set out to be different from all the traditional conferences. We wanted a venue where you don't have to feel like you are constantly being pitched and sold on a slide deck or discussion by the latest and greatest.

What I Discovered

I discovered that there are people like me; who want to make change in our world of recruiting and improve the quality that we all strive for. That speaking in public is something I love to do. That knowledge is Power and Sharing is Caring! That the more you share, the more you realize that creativity is my passion and that there are a lot of people who have passion like me. That I don’t have to stay in the box and that the SYNERGY that was being swirling around this conference was unattainable! I am not really one to do a lot of talking, however it is very important to express appreciation when its due! Well, it’s due…

My Shout Outs!

Bryan Reichert
Couldn’t have a better colleague to support, push and encourages me to be the best that I can be. I consider Bryan not only to be an industry colleague, but also a friend. Bryan understands as much as anyone how sourcing functions can benefit recruiting organizations. He is the man! Thank you, Bryan

Marie Journey and Alecia Sullivan
Two very talented and welcoming Sourcers. We became instant friends and they really helped me feel at ease with the presentation. It really makes presenting when you have friends helping you out. Two very smart ladies! Thank you, Marie and Alecia.

Amy Beth Hale
If it wasn’t for Amy, I would be still in the box and because of her encouraging words I have found a voice! Words cannot express. Thank you, Amybeth – You rock!

Leslie O'Connor
Leslie is the founder and President of Search Wizards - a Global Consulting firm that is focused on the development and placement of Sourcing and Recruiting Talent. After being on the front lines and providing some of the best Sourcing talent in the world to an impressive list of client companies - it is a reality that Sourcing has now become a critical differentiator in a company's success - but there are still so many that have yet to build or implement a sourcing strategy. Her belief that Sourcing is changing the Recruiting industry has become a passion. She is the founder of SourceCon . Thank you! Leslie

Jim Stroud
Jim Stroud is a "Searchologist" with an expertise in the full life-cycle placement of Executive and Technical personnel, Recruitment Research and Competitive Intelligence. He has consulted for such companies as Google,Siemens, MCI and a host of start-up companies. He presently serves Microsoft as a Technical Sourcing Consultant and is a regular contributor to Microsoft's Technical Careers Blog. He inspires me to be the best I can be! Thank you, Jim!