Rare job posting - VMS

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  1. Re: Rare job posting

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > In article <4719331a$0$90268$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>,
    > =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= writes:
    >> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:08:15 -0700, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>>> Denmark is a much smaller country than UK and the financial
    >>>> sector in Denmark has always been very blue.
    >>> That is because Maersk Mckinney Moeller was a roommate of Tom Watson Jr.
    >>> at Yale.

    >> The blue I was talking about is IBM blue.

    >
    > Who did you think Tom Watson was?


    Someone that is not danish.

    Arne

  2. Re: Rare job posting

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > In article <4719331a$0$90268$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>,
    > =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= writes:
    >> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:08:15 -0700, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>>> Denmark is a much smaller country than UK and the financial
    >>>> sector in Denmark has always been very blue.
    >>> That is because Maersk Mckinney Moeller was a roommate of Tom Watson Jr.
    >>> at Yale.

    >> The blue I was talking about is IBM blue.
    >>

    >
    > Who did you think Tom Watson was?


    Everybody knows who Thomas Watson Jr is.

    The point is that the Maersk color is also blue.

    But the banks in general use IBM not Maersk.

    (the exception being the the one bank which Maersk own
    a big chunk of until IBM bought the IT part of Maersk)

    Arne

  3. Re: Rare job posting

    On 10/19/07 17:41, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    > Dr. Dweeb wrote:
    >> Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>> But it is a long time since I have seen ACMS and
    >>> DECForms wanted in Denmark.

    >
    >> Where did you see that*

    >
    > http://jobeasy.comon.dk/index.php/job/show/id=113450


    What's an /udvikler/?

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  4. Re: Rare job posting

    On 10/19/07 20:02, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    > Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    >> In article <4719331a$0$90268$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>,
    >> =?ISO-8859-15?Q?Arne_Vajh=F8j?= writes:
    >>> Tom Linden wrote:
    >>>> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 18:08:15 -0700, Arne Vajh°j
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>> Denmark is a much smaller country than UK and the financial
    >>>>> sector in Denmark has always been very blue.
    >>>> That is because Maersk Mckinney Moeller was a roommate of Tom Watson
    >>>> Jr.
    >>>> at Yale.
    >>> The blue I was talking about is IBM blue.

    >>
    >> Who did you think Tom Watson was?

    >
    > Someone that is not danish.


    Danishes are yellow-brown with frosting drizzled over them.

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  5. Re: Rare job posting

    Ron Johnson wrote:
    > On 10/19/07 17:41, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >> Dr. Dweeb wrote:
    >>> Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>>> But it is a long time since I have seen ACMS and
    >>>> DECForms wanted in Denmark.
    >>> Where did you see that*

    >> http://jobeasy.comon.dk/index.php/job/show/id=113450

    >
    > What's an /udvikler/?


    A developer.

    The add is in danish.

    Arne

  6. ACMS - Where to from here? (Was: Re: Rare job posting)

    Hi Arne,

    Still say it looks like Lego (Leg Godt?) or maybe "Blockominum" in the
    States :-)

    Last I heard (albeit many moons ago) they were big VMS users.

    Cheers Richard Maher

    PS. Whoever it is, I have to admire them for continuing to support and
    enhance their company's IT backbone while many of the their supplier's
    representatives treat them as an anachronistic joke. What are their options
    going forward? ACMSxp - Doh! Web Connector (Where you talk to another
    crappy HTTP server and deliberately avoid any of the TP Monitor benefits?)
    Or just tell them to "Wrapper" their legacy 3GL code and tasks in a
    pretty-ugly Java/SOAP ribbon?

    Hold the phone! Here's a thought: -

    Why not take your TDFs and separate out your COBOL (or other 3GL code) into
    a shareable image that Tier3 will call directly with your client
    messages/parameters, whether they originate from a browser-based application
    on the Web, or a native Java/C++ application, or a VMS dumb terminal. The
    only additional code required would be a Message-Filter/Packer that would
    convert the free-flow, boundless, data from the Tier3 pipe and populate the
    ACMS Workspaces that you're used to. (ACMS$T_USERNAME et al could still be
    made available)

    Sound like a plan? A way of looking after loyal customers? Giving them the
    opportunity to continue with VMS as their reliable and trusted server
    workhorse while at the same time providing them with high-quality, modern,
    web-facing, and industry-standard front-ends? (And development tools)

    When the customers get used to the Tier3 operating environment they will
    realize that they no longer need to be shackled by any ridiculous
    "Workspace-Size" restrictions, and that server affinity is now completely
    under their control! No more privilege requirements for server processes and
    yet Client-Impersonation is available at the flick of a switch! No [S]TDL,
    No ADU, No UDU, and *NO CDD*! No ADFs, TDFs and *NO IFDbloodyL*! But your
    System Managers still get the Application-Based tuning options for Min
    Servers, Max Servers, Idle Timeout and so on.

    But what about the loss of ACMS and DECForms support license revenue? What's
    in it for the IMM team? Nah, we at VMS Management would much rather lose
    those VMS customers all together and cut of out noses rather than suffer
    that indignity! "We have our own ways of [not]doing things here, thanks very
    much!" - Full steam ahead!

    "Arne Vajh°j" wrote in message
    news:47193288$0$90268$14726298@news.sunsite.dk...
    > Dr. Dweeb wrote:
    > > Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    > >> But it is a long time since I have seen ACMS and
    > >> DECForms wanted in Denmark.

    >
    > > Where did you see that*

    >
    > http://jobeasy.comon.dk/index.php/job/show/id=113450
    >
    > Arne




  7. Re: ACMS - Where to from here? (Was: Re: Rare job posting)

    Richard Maher wrote:
    > Still say it looks like Lego (Leg Godt?) or maybe "Blockominum" in the
    > States :-)
    >
    > Last I heard (albeit many moons ago) they were big VMS users.


    Lego was indeed a good VMS customer.

    I don't know if there are any VMS systems left at Lego. I doubt it.

    Arne

  8. Re: Rare job posting

    Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    > Ron Johnson wrote:
    >> On 10/19/07 17:41, Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>> Dr. Dweeb wrote:
    >>>> Arne Vajh°j wrote:
    >>>>> But it is a long time since I have seen ACMS and
    >>>>> DECForms wanted in Denmark.
    >>>> Where did you see that*
    >>> http://jobeasy.comon.dk/index.php/job/show/id=113450

    >>
    >> What's an /udvikler/?

    >
    > A developer.
    >
    > The add is in danish.
    >


    Tak for det. Det er sikkert OK eller mňske KFK. Jeg tror ikke der er noget
    tilbage hos TDC.

    Dweeb

    > Arne




  9. RE: Rare job posting

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: bill@triangle.cs.uofs.edu [mailto:bill@triangle.cs.uofs.edu] On
    > Behalf Of Bill Gunshannon
    > Sent: October 19, 2007 6:52 PM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >


    [snip...]

    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> I guess the big question really is are these long term support
    > >> jobs or conversions? Why do I ask? About a year ago a major
    > >> beltway bandit was advertising for Fortran Programmers (damn,
    > >> why didn't I apply!!) Apparently the search went badly. Juat
    > >> about a month ago they were looking for Java Programmers with
    > >> a working knowledge of Fortran to do a conversion. The location
    > >> was the same. Just because someone wants people with legacy
    > >> experience doesn't mean long term survival for the legacy system.
    > >>
    > >> bill
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three
    > >> wolves
    > >> bill@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    > >> University of Scranton |
    > >> Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include

    > > Same goes both ways .. Large Cust I was at was looking for Solaris

    > skills to assist with
    > > legacy Solaris to Linux migrations.

    >
    > Ummm..... How is that "both ways"? If it was Solaris to VMS I could
    > see you dancing in the street, but Solaris to Linux? VMS still looses.
    >


    Did not say it was a VMS win. I simply stated that in a number of Solaris shops, Solaris
    is considered legacy and Linux is the next big thing.

    Even "Linux is the next big thing.." is losing steam in some quarters as companies
    Consolidate and move back to much more centralized strategies. Heck, even mainframe sales
    are back up again.

    > > Btw, I know you know this, but every platform has legacy versions.

    > Microsoft refers
    > > to W2K as legacy, Sun refers to Solaris 8 as legacy etc. That

    > certainly does not mean
    > > Solaris 10 is legacy or W2K3 is legacy.

    >
    > I know you know this, but while old versions of Windows and Solaris are
    > considered "legacy", most of the IT world considers all versions of VMS
    > as legacy. Ask any computer science department.
    >
    > bill
    >
    > --
    > Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three
    > wolves
    > bill@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    > University of Scranton |
    > Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include


    If the large US based University I was at is any indication, they would saySolaris is
    legacy and Linux is "The next big thing ..". They would also say that the future was
    distributed computing with strategies like AFS.

    Unfortunately, CS depts in University like to do what they think is "cool" and bleeding
    edge to attract new students. However, "cool" does not cut it in IT shops today. Hence,
    while some University CS depts may think Solaris is legacy, I have no doubtcompanies
    will be using Solaris for a long time to come.

    [The CS Eng dept was biggest head ache to the University I was at because as those in
    charge of IT planning wanted to adopt a more centralized strategy that lefta few things
    in the hands of the Dept IT folks, but common services would be delivered centrally i.e.
    adopt what the majority of the industry is moving to. CS Eng types were fighting the whole
    strategy as they did not want to relinquish control of anything]

    Point is that CS Engineering depts are often a few steps behind strategies that private
    Industry are adopting.


    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.



  10. Re: Rare job posting

    Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > Ummm..... How is that "both ways"? If it was Solaris to VMS I could
    > see you dancing in the street, but Solaris to Linux? VMS still looses.


    I am sure Kerry has some bosses that thinks Linux running on HP hardware
    is much better than Solaris running on Sun hardware.

    Arne

  11. RE: Rare job posting

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Arne Vajh°j [mailto:arne@vajhoej.dk]
    > Sent: October 20, 2007 12:15 PM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >
    > Bill Gunshannon wrote:
    > > Ummm..... How is that "both ways"? If it was Solaris to VMS I could
    > > see you dancing in the street, but Solaris to Linux? VMS still

    > looses.
    >
    > I am sure Kerry has some bosses that thinks Linux running on HP
    > hardware
    > is much better than Solaris running on Sun hardware.
    >
    > Arne


    And even Solaris X86 running on Proliants :-)

    Actually, my main point is that today's "next big thing" is tomorrows "legacy"
    platform in the eyes of groups like University CS depts .. that does not make
    it so, just because some media, analyst or Univ group says so.

    I used Solaris as an example, as the University I was at stated Solaris was
    legacy and they were moving to Linux. The Univ Architecture and Graphic Arts design
    depts thought all flavours of UNIX were legacy and their MAC based strategyfor not
    only desktops, but servers and compute clusters as well, was the right future strategy.

    Most people do not understand what "legacy" really means, but they like to throw the
    word out when they want to cut down a platform they are either not familiarwith or
    have very little experience with in order to promote their new favourite platform.

    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.








  12. Re: Rare job posting

    On 10/20/07 11:02, Main, Kerry wrote:
    [snip]
    >
    > Did not say it was a VMS win. I simply stated that in a number of Solaris shops, Solaris
    > is considered legacy and Linux is the next big thing.
    >
    > Even "Linux is the next big thing.." is losing steam in some quarters as companies
    > Consolidate and move back to much more centralized strategies. Heck, even mainframe sales
    > are back up again.


    Sure. Running Linux.

    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  13. RE: Rare job posting

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
    > Sent: October 20, 2007 1:04 PM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >
    > On 10/20/07 11:02, Main, Kerry wrote:
    > [snip]
    > >
    > > Did not say it was a VMS win. I simply stated that in a number of

    > Solaris shops, Solaris
    > > is considered legacy and Linux is the next big thing.
    > >
    > > Even "Linux is the next big thing.." is losing steam in some quarters

    > as companies
    > > Consolidate and move back to much more centralized strategies. Heck,

    > even mainframe sales
    > > are back up again.

    >
    > Sure. Running Linux.
    >
    > --
    > Ron Johnson, Jr.
    > Jefferson LA USA
    >
    > Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    > Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!


    Very small subset.

    But you are right though - some Customers are using the mainframe as a means to
    radically shrink the numbers of distributed UNIX, Linux and Windows serversthat have
    sprung up like rabbits over the years. They can not afford the management, licensing
    and monthly security patch costs associated with Linux, Windows etc. that have a one
    bus app, one OS culture.

    Fwiw, I expect many other Customers will be radically consolidating their current IT
    and adopting very centralized, very HA And very secure environments. While the initial
    push is for server virtualization, the next wave after that will be App stacking to
    reduce the staffing counts associated with one bus App, one OS instance cultures.

    Hey, anybody here know of a platform environment that has very high HA, ultra secure OS,
    and extremely good App sharing and stacking technologies native to the basic OS design?

    :-)

    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.







  14. Re: Rare job posting

    On 10/20/07 13:45, Main, Kerry wrote:
    >> -----Original Message-----
    >> From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
    >> Sent: October 20, 2007 1:04 PM
    >> To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    >> Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >>
    >> On 10/20/07 11:02, Main, Kerry wrote:
    >> [snip]
    >>> Did not say it was a VMS win. I simply stated that in a number of

    >> Solaris shops, Solaris
    >>> is considered legacy and Linux is the next big thing.
    >>>
    >>> Even "Linux is the next big thing.." is losing steam in some quarters

    >> as companies
    >>> Consolidate and move back to much more centralized strategies. Heck,

    >> even mainframe sales
    >>> are back up again.

    >> Sure. Running Linux.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ron Johnson, Jr.
    >> Jefferson LA USA
    >>
    >> Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    >> Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

    >
    > Very small subset.
    >
    > But you are right though - some Customers are using the mainframe as a means to
    > radically shrink the numbers of distributed UNIX, Linux and Windows servers that have
    > sprung up like rabbits over the years. They can not afford the management, licensing
    > and monthly security patch costs associated with Linux, Windows etc. that have a one
    > bus app, one OS culture.
    >
    > Fwiw, I expect many other Customers will be radically consolidating their current IT
    > and adopting very centralized, very HA And very secure environments. While the initial
    > push is for server virtualization, the next wave after that will be App stacking to
    > reduce the staffing counts associated with one bus App, one OS instance cultures.


    I have a much lower opinion of the typical IT decision maker than
    you apparently do.

    > Hey, anybody here know of a platform environment that has very high HA, ultra secure OS,
    > and extremely good App sharing and stacking technologies native to the basic OS design?
    >
    > :-)




    --
    Ron Johnson, Jr.
    Jefferson LA USA

    Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
    Hit him with a fish, and he goes away for good!

  15. RE: Rare job posting

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
    > Sent: October 20, 2007 5:07 PM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >
    > On 10/20/07 13:45, Main, Kerry wrote:
    > >> -----Original Message-----
    > >> From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
    > >> Sent: October 20, 2007 1:04 PM
    > >> To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > >> Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    > >>


    [snip..]

    > >
    > > Fwiw, I expect many other Customers will be radically consolidating

    > their current IT
    > > and adopting very centralized, very HA And very secure environments.

    > While the initial
    > > push is for server virtualization, the next wave after that will be

    > App stacking to
    > > reduce the staffing counts associated with one bus App, one OS

    > instance cultures.
    >
    > I have a much lower opinion of the typical IT decision maker than
    > you apparently do.
    >


    Well, something to keep in mind that is very high on the minds of the typical IT
    decision maker today.. forget the OS religion - either they drastically reduce the costs
    associated with their IT environment or they will be outsourced.

    Nothing complicated about that. Drastically reduce real IT costs (as opposed to
    perceived costs) or be outsourced. Period.

    And server virtualization with strategies like VMware, Zen, Linux on mainframe etc
    do not touch the IT staffing part of the IT budget which represents approx 70% of the
    overall IT budget.

    Hence, imho, the blood letting in terms of future platform decisions is about to get
    much messier than in the past.

    The one bus app, one OS instance culture is in for some real shocks.

    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.




  16. Re: Rare job posting

    Main, Kerry wrote:
    > Well, something to keep in mind that is very high on the minds of the
    > typical IT decision maker today.. forget the OS religion - either
    > they drastically reduce the costs associated with their IT
    > environment or they will be outsourced.
    >
    > Nothing complicated about that. Drastically reduce real IT costs (as
    > opposed to perceived costs) or be outsourced. Period.


    Outsourcing is about people not about HW & SW.

    Systems still require both HW & SQ if they are operated out of
    Bangalore.

    > And server virtualization with strategies like VMware, Zen, Linux on mainframe etc
    > do not touch the IT staffing part of the IT budget which represents approx 70% of the
    > overall IT budget.


    Xen - not Zen.

    > Hence, imho, the blood letting in terms of future platform decisions is about to get
    > much messier than in the past.
    >
    > The one bus app, one OS instance culture is in for some real shocks.



    I am not so convinced. It is not OS instance work that eat the time.

    Arne

  17. RE: Rare job posting


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Arne Vajh°j [mailto:arne@vajhoej.dk]
    > Sent: October 21, 2007 4:33 PM
    > To: Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com
    > Subject: Re: Rare job posting
    >
    > Main, Kerry wrote:
    > > Well, something to keep in mind that is very high on the minds of the
    > > typical IT decision maker today.. forget the OS religion - either
    > > they drastically reduce the costs associated with their IT
    > > environment or they will be outsourced.
    > >
    > > Nothing complicated about that. Drastically reduce real IT costs (as
    > > opposed to perceived costs) or be outsourced. Period.

    >
    > Outsourcing is about people not about HW & SW.
    >


    No - it is about reducing costs and focussing on core responsibilities. Staffing just
    happens to be approx 60-70% of most IT budgets today (hence, why outsourcing is so
    attractive to many companies).

    [don't get me wrong - there is big downsides to flexibility, future controletc, so
    there are major trade-offs with outsourcing as well]


    > Systems still require both HW & SQ if they are operated out of
    > Bangalore.
    >
    > > And server virtualization with strategies like VMware, Zen, Linux on

    > mainframe etc
    > > do not touch the IT staffing part of the IT budget which represents

    > approx 70% of the
    > > overall IT budget.

    >
    > Xen - not Zen.
    >
    > > Hence, imho, the blood letting in terms of future platform decisions

    > is about to get
    > > much messier than in the past.
    > >
    > > The one bus app, one OS instance culture is in for some real shocks.

    >
    >
    > I am not so convinced. It is not OS instance work that eat the time.
    >
    > Arne


    No, OS instances are tied to the number of staff required. The more OS instances, the
    more patching, monitoring (alerts, log files etc), licensing, management (backups,
    archiving), DR/DT planning and testing/QA required. While tools assist in some tasks,
    these tasks are all staffing intensive.

    As just one example, if a platform has many security patches released each and every
    month, then that means additional IT staff are required to test, upgrade, roll-out,
    validate these monthly patches against the critical applications. And the number of
    business applications in med-large companies ranges from hundreds to thousands. So, even
    if one assumes that only 5-10% are rated "important or critical", that is still a huge
    amount of work.

    Remember that no IT shop with serious application requirements simply rollsout patches
    without testing against the important+ Apps first.

    Ask any outsourcing company for a quote on them managing 10 standalone servers vs
    10 VM's running on one server. The quote they provide for the VM's will be approx 80-90%
    of the 10 physical servers. They know where all the real work is.

    Regards


    Kerry Main
    Senior Consultant
    HP Services Canada
    Voice: 613-592-4660
    Fax: 613-591-4477
    kerryDOTmainAThpDOTcom
    (remove the DOT's and AT)

    OpenVMS - the secure, multi-site OS that just works.



  18. Re: Rare job posting

    In article <471bb767$0$90269$14726298@news.sunsite.dk>,
    Arne Vajh°j writes:
    > Main, Kerry wrote:
    >> Well, something to keep in mind that is very high on the minds of the
    >> typical IT decision maker today.. forget the OS religion - either
    >> they drastically reduce the costs associated with their IT
    >> environment or they will be outsourced.
    >>
    >> Nothing complicated about that. Drastically reduce real IT costs (as
    > > opposed to perceived costs) or be outsourced. Period.

    >
    > Outsourcing is about people not about HW & SW.


    Outsourcing can be hardware, too. ADP has been doing it since before
    anyone ever heard of Bangalore (well, at least beyond the torpedo.)

    bill

    --
    Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
    bill@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    University of Scranton |
    Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include

  19. Re: Rare job posting


    An even rarer job opening: Macro-32 Experience wanted!

    This is conversion of an old application written in Macro-32 and C from
    VAX to Itanic. Due in part to PDP-11 roots, much of this code is quite
    "creative".





    FROM: Susan Craft

    DATE: 1 October 2007

    PURVIS Systems is seeking two candidates for the following position:

    Job Title: Software Engineer
    Location: Middletown, Rhode Island
    Position: Full-time
    Report to: Tom Dollarhide
    Date position to be filled: Immediate

    Qualifications: Bachelor or Masters of Science in Computer
    Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. A demonstrated
    proficiency in Digital Equipment Corporation (HP)
    Macro-64/Macro-32//Macro-11 Depth of Macro-64 or Macro-32 programming
    experience may be considered in-lieu of a Bachelor or Masters degree.

    Candidate must have a minimum of 6 years of industry experience. The
    candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in developing applications in
    Digital Equipment Corporation (HP) Macro-32//Macro-11 Assembler language
    in a VAX/VMS Operating System environment. Knowledge of the VMS software
    development environment including the use of VMS editors, compilers,
    assemblers, linkers and debugging utilities. Experience in developing
    applications in DEC/VAX C or C++ a plus.

    The candidate must exhibit excellent design and architectural skills,
    written, and oral communication skills. The candidate must be able to work
    independently and with the team.

    Description of Work: Specific duties include reviewing functional
    requirements; participating in design discussions and reviews, software
    conversion from Macro-32 to Macro-64 and C, testing and integration.

    Success in this position requires effective interpersonal skills and
    communications skills, as the position requires frequent interaction with
    users, customers and managers.


    Contact: Susan Craft
    PURVIS Systems
    1272 West Main Road
    Middletown,RI 02842

    scraft@purvis.com

    FAX: 401-849-0121





  20. Re: Rare job posting

    Michael Moroney wrote:
    > An even rarer job opening: Macro-32 Experience wanted!
    >
    > This is conversion of an old application written in Macro-32 and C from
    > VAX to Itanic. Due in part to PDP-11 roots, much of this code is quite
    > "creative".


    Amazing !

    > Location: Middletown, Rhode Island


    Not far from here.

    Arne

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