Silicon Valley “profitable” company – 2008

Yet another recruiter trying to find people for an unnamed company:

I’m networking with various professionals in search of a Software Manager with a specific set of skill.  My client is a Silicon Valley “profitable” start-up company located in Fremont, CA. The is a full-time employment opportunity.

As experts in broadcast and real-time data transport, our client’s software optimizes the delivery of digital media over any network. Their technology eliminates the common limitations associated with digital media distribution solutions over both private and public networks, maximizing our customers’ existing infrastructure investments, and enabling expanded revenue opportunities.

Our client’s technologies are used today by leading mobile carriers, IPTV providers, and national defense agencies throughout the world and over the last year, they have doubled in revenues and doubled the size of their team.
Primary Responsibilities
Drives the delivery of embedded software products for IP-based streaming and file delivery applications. Ensures customer success through the delivery of well-designed, flexible, extensible, robust and richly supported software products.

Leveraging past product successes, provides domain expertise in the area of IP-based networking architectures and protocols. Provides technical guidance on multimedia session/transport protocol implementations, limitations, and applications including IP/UDP, RTP/RTCP, firewalls, and performance enhancing proxies.

Works closely with development team to ensure that core technology implementations are highly portable and scalable to a broad range of client and server environments.

Required Skills & Experience
An innovative and technical professional with a proven track record as a technical software manager in the area of IP-based networking protocols. Minimum of 10 years relevant experience, including at least 3 years experience in a management capacity.

Depth of knowledge in many of the following protocols and technologies: IP/UDP/TCP, NAT/ALG, firewall, VPN, RTP/RTCP, FTP, DHCP, FTP, DiffServ, including a comprehensive knowledge of the architecture, design, development, limitations and use as applied to streaming and file broadcast applications.

Proven technical manager; must have practical, hands-on experience in leading teams in the development of complex multimedia networking solutions. Demonstrated success in the early stages of product development through participation in product and roadmap definitions with product management. Strong project execution skills covering task definition, team mentoring, and recruiting. Demonstrated success in delivering best of breed solutions and ensuring customer success.

Bachelor’s Degree in CS or EE

If you know someone that would be a good fit, please forward this email to him or her. If you would like to apply, please forward reply with to this email with your resume.  For more information, send an email to <REDACTED>.

So, this was an ASCII mail, so the formatting is kind of off. That happens.

I am trying to figure out how this person could possibly think I was qualified for this position, other than the fact that sometimes software engineering managers don’t work on the code. The requirements themselves are reasonable; I just didn’t have ’em! Plus, the job was in Fremont, not Texas.

And why is “profitable” in quotes?


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