Unknown Company 2009

Subject: Your resume on google

Hi <misspelled first name>

I could be way off as I cant tell when this was last updated!  I am looking for a Dev Manager in Mt. View and am trying to find out if you or someone you know might be interested in hearing more.  I have worked with these guys for about 10 years and know the company and the product pretty well.  I have pasted the description below, it is pretty generic, but gives you an idea.
We are recruiting a Development Manager for an international company. This is a high visibility role within the company and requires someone who has extensive experience with Mac based development.

The Development Manager’s role is to plan, coordinate, and supervise all activities related to the design, development, configuration, integration and implementation of Mac client.

This individual will apply proven communication skills, problem-solving skills, and knowledge of best practices to guide his/her development team on issues related to the design, development, configuration, integration, and deployment.

Identifies bottlenecks and suggests solutions to improve the product and/or development process.

A high energy level, the ability to set and achieve individual & team goals, and great interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will participate and lead the decision making on the design and implementation of solutions that employ leading-edge technologies.

This is a perfect job for you, if:
You are passionate about building great technology and developing high quality software products
You are looking for a dynamic workplace with unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth


Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent experience

10+ years direct experience in software development with C/C++ under Mac environment

3+ years of experience in the management role with proven success in delivering software projects with high quality

Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Full life cycle software development experience from conception to product delivery

Demonstrated ability to attract talent, coach, and develop staff.

Experience working with geographically distributed teams

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

So. As written the job itself was an ideal job. I would be managing engineers who would be working on Mac apps. I would be managing a distributed international team, with opportunities for travel. It was exactly what I was looking for at the time.

Except it was located in Mountain View, CA. The Bay Area.

Leaving the Bay Area was hard. Staying out of the Bay Area was proving to be just as difficult. I had to say no.

Plus I really hate it when they don’t tell you who the company is. Looks like Microsoft, but really, could have been any number of companies.

P.S. I wish the recruiters had “excellent verbal and written skills” sometimes.





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