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dean
2005-11-27, 14:05
Slim Devices is growing and we need some help. We have several job openings for full-time positions and are looking for smart people who want to work at an exciting, growing, small company to help us and our community build great products. We offer benefits, flexible hours, telecommuting, stock options and a lot of fun. If you are interested in applying for any of these openings, please email your resume to jobs@slimdevices.com

Embedded Systems Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time embedded systems engineer. Ideal candidates would have experience in real-time systems, DSP, networking and audio.

Service Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time Perl programmer with networking and unix system administration skills to help us develop and deploy SqueezeNetwork.

Tech Support: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time tech support engineer to help our customers with installation and troubleshooting of our award winning products by phone, email and the web. Macintosh & Windows, audio/consumer electronics, networking experience required.

QA Manager: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time QA manager in the San Francisco Bay Area to help make our open source, cross-platform software and cutting-edge hardware the best it can possibly be. Should have experience in creating test plans from the ground up for white box & black box software testing. Networking, embedded, consumer electronics and/or audio testing a plus.

max.spicer
2005-11-27, 14:13
Oh if only telecommuting from Britain were an option!

Max


Slim Devices is growing and we need some help. We have several job openings for full-time positions and are looking for smart people who want to work at an exciting, growing, small company to help us and our community build great products. We offer benefits, flexible hours, telecommuting, stock options and a lot of fun. If you are interested in applying for any of these openings, please email your resume to jobs@slimdevices.com

Embedded Systems Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time embedded systems engineer. Ideal candidates would have experience in real-time systems, DSP, networking and audio.

Service Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time Perl programmer with networking and unix system administration skills to help us develop and deploy SqueezeNetwork.

Tech Support: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time tech support engineer to help our customers with installation and troubleshooting of our award winning products by phone, email and the web. Macintosh & Windows, audio/consumer electronics, networking experience required.

QA Manager: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time QA manager in the San Francisco Bay Area to help make our open source, cross-platform software and cutting-edge hardware the best it can possibly be. Should have experience in creating test plans from the ground up for white box & black box software testing. Networking, embedded, consumer electronics and/or audio testing a plus.

dean
2005-11-27, 14:50
Telecommuting from _anywhere_ is an option, depending on the job.

JJZolx
2005-11-27, 15:03
Slim Devices is growing and we need some help. We have several job openings for full-time positions and are looking for smart people who want to work at an exciting, growing, small company to help us and our community build great products. We offer benefits, flexible hours, telecommuting, stock options and a lot of fun. If you are interested in applying for any of these openings, please email your resume to jobs@slimdevices.com

Embedded Systems Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time embedded systems engineer. Ideal candidates would have experience in real-time systems, DSP, networking and audio.

Service Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time Perl programmer with networking and unix system administration skills to help us develop and deploy SqueezeNetwork.

Tech Support: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time tech support engineer to help our customers with installation and troubleshooting of our award winning products by phone, email and the web. Macintosh & Windows, audio/consumer electronics, networking experience required.

QA Manager: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time QA manager in the San Francisco Bay Area to help make our open source, cross-platform software and cutting-edge hardware the best it can possibly be. Should have experience in creating test plans from the ground up for white box & black box software testing. Networking, embedded, consumer electronics and/or audio testing a plus.
Glad to see this. I hope it means you're doing well financially.

I hope the new QA guy has some say in when a release goes out, what is called beta, what is alpha, etc. It's gotten a little out of control and I think Slim has done some genuine damage to itself with the last couple of releases. You'd do well to follow a standardized alpha -> beta -> release_candidate -> official_release cycle for every version going out.

What I think you guys could _really_ use is a good web designer/developer for both SqueezeNetwork and the SlimServer web interface. Someone who can do graphic design and page layout, who understands usability and ergonomic issues, can develop cross-browser compatible JavaScript and who knows CSS inside and out. The web interface could use some real work, independent of what's going on in the background with streaming, scanning, etc.

Listener
2005-11-27, 20:53
I agree with Jim. It is a good sign that you will be hiring these engineers and a QA manager.

You need to commit to thorough testing before shipping and you need to do a LOT of work on the user interface.

You also need to work on SlimServer performance so it doesn't bog down the PC or server.

You need to document operation of the SqueezeBox and the Slimserver. Especially Slimserver. And you need to provide more information on ripping and music library storage layout and file naming. This is especially critical for users who have sizeable collections of classical music.

Bill

danco
2005-11-27, 23:12
On 27/11/05 at 13:13 -0800, max.spicer wrote
>Oh if only telecommuting from Britain were an option!

But isn't that the whole point of telecommuting!
--
Daniel Cohen

fcm4711
2005-11-28, 12:46
Very tempting...

Felix

Spies
2005-11-28, 14:11
Time to update my resume!

Steven

On 11/27/05, dean <dean.1z6bun (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> Slim Devices is growing and we need some help. We have several job
> openings for full-time positions and are looking for smart people who
> want to work at an exciting, growing, small company to help us and our
> community build great products. We offer benefits, flexible hours,
> telecommuting, stock options and a lot of fun. If you are interested
> in applying for any of these openings, please email your resume to
> jobs (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com
>
> Embedded Systems Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced
> full-time embedded systems engineer. Ideal candidates would have
> experience in real-time systems, DSP, networking and audio.
>
> Service Engineer: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time Perl
> programmer with networking and unix system administration skills to help
> us develop and deploy SqueezeNetwork.
>
> Tech Support: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time tech
> support engineer to help our customers with installation and
> troubleshooting of our award winning products by phone, email and the
> web. Macintosh & Windows, audio/consumer electronics, networking
> experience required.
>
> QA Manager: Slim Devices is seeking an experienced full-time QA manager
> in the San Francisco Bay Area to help make our open source,
> cross-platform software and cutting-edge hardware the best it can
> possibly be. Should have experience in creating test plans from the
> ground up for white box & black box software testing. Networking,
> embedded, consumer electronics and/or audio testing a plus.
>
>
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> dean
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>
>

Dave2
2005-11-29, 20:25
I agree that the immediate emphasis should be on stability, UI, and consumer-level documentation.

Thought for the day:

"The commercial failure of the Media Center PC and other initiatives is generally because of their increasing complexity. Any hardware or software product will, over time, incorporate new features rather than improve old features. . . . The temptation to add more and more features to a product 'creeping featurism' seems irresistible. Adding this and that is a lot easier than fixing complicated or obscure features. . . ." John Dvorak, PC Magazine, Dec. 6, 2005, p. 97.

Patrick Dixon
2005-11-30, 01:55
Hopefully you're hiring on the sales side too - I'm having real problems getting Slim Devices to answer my emails!

patrick
2005-11-30, 11:58
Patrick,

Thank you for your thoughtful posting. You are a UK based reseller and I
have encouraged you, starting back in April, to work with our UK based
distributor - Progressive AV.

Unfortunately, 1) you prefer to by-pass our distribution model and 2) you
respond to my emails with incomplete information. This leads to a slow-down
in the processing of your requests.

In anticipation that in the future you will respond thoroughly to the emails
I send...

Yours truly,

Patrick

---
Patrick Cosson
V-P, Sales & Marketing
Slim Devices, Inc.
415-359-7407 cell
413-638-5248 efax

"The Squeezebox is made by people who truly love digital music, and powered
by open-source software that plays almost any music or internet radio
format...It looks gorgeous."

Hot Stuff | STUFF UK online | 25 Oct 2005




On 11/30/05 12:55 AM, "Patrick Dixon"
<Patrick.Dixon.1zay1z (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:

>
> Hopefully you're hiring on the sales side too - I'm having real problems
> getting Slim Devices to answer my emails!
>

Michaelwagner
2005-12-01, 10:59
John Dvorak, PC Magazine, Dec. 6, 2005, p. 97.
Another time shifter ... that's 5 days in the future ...

Dave2
2005-12-01, 11:32
Another time shifter ... that's 5 days in the future ...

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodical_cover_date

Dave

Michaelwagner
2005-12-01, 11:44
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodical_cover_date

I know about periodical dates but you didn't say it was a periodical date. You didn't say, for example, "from the December issue", you wrote an exact date.

It looked to me like a date on which the quote was said. I assumed you meant November and wrote December, or meant 2004 and wrote 2005 or something similar. Then people would be looking for the quote in the wrong place.

If that was a periodical date, that clears it up.

Michaelwagner
2005-12-01, 13:34
Anyways, back to the original posting, I'm glad Slim is hiring. Wish I had more freedom to move around (and didn't already have a 60 hour a week job) .. I'd love the testing job.

Dave2
2005-12-01, 15:14
I know about periodical dates but you didn't say it was a periodical date. You didn't say, for example, "from the December issue", you wrote an exact date.

It looked to me like a date on which the quote was said. I assumed you meant November and wrote December, or meant 2004 and wrote 2005 or something similar. Then people would be looking for the quote in the wrong place.

If that was a periodical date, that clears it up.

So there is no remaining confusion for forum readers: I wrote an exact date because that's the date that appears on the cover of the periodical being quoted. The citation was correct, though I agree it need not have been so terse. (Substantially the same thing, regarding "creeping featurism," can now be found here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1884539,00.asp.)

Michael - I did suspect that your original post meant to mock what you thought was my error. You didn't say, for example, that you thought there was a typo; you wrote a cryptic jibe. If that was meant to assist forum readers, that clears it up.

Dave

Michaelwagner
2005-12-01, 15:54
Michael - I did suspect that your original post meant to mock what you thought was my error.

No mocking intended. I thought it was an error and helpfully pointed it out.

The humour (for me anyways, not, it seems for you) came from this posting:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=17347&page=4
posting 146.

My SB3s physically arrived before the shipping advice did. So I wrote that time had travelled backwards.

So for me this was the second article for time travel.

Humour (or so I thought) but no mocking.


you wrote a cryptic jibe.
Eye of the beholder. No jibe, no mocking, no attempt at being cryptic. I was pointing out what I believed was an error, a quote attributed to 5 days in the future.

I may have ended up being cryptic, for which I apologize, but that was not my intention.

Michael