Looking for additions to our own IT Crow...

Dave Hrynkiw
April 25, 2011

(Thanks for the interest - welcome Chris to the team!)

Our IT task at Solarbotics have grown beyond "Did you try turning it off and then on again?", so we're in the hiring market for an IT Guru & website manager.

Please, we're only interested in applicants that can work here, in Calgary, Alberta. Sorry, this position doesn't apply to remote-work, so if you're not local, you simply aren't in the running, m'kay?

We're a 17 year old company that develops and sell robots, electronic parts, and tools to a DIY audience. We're big into Open Source Hardware, where we share our full designs with our users, and build (real) bits from bytes.

We're a smallish company with ~10 employees, and we're looking for just the right sort of IT geeks.

The primary task is going to be migrating our in-house developed website to an open-source solution. This encompass practically all tasks, including software selection, migration planning, outside consultant liaising, and making it work. Don't worry about making it pretty - our graphics designer has that well in hand. For this project, we're in need of somebody that's handy with:

  • .NET framework (for our existing website)
  • Database management
  • Open-source ecommerce solutions
  • Quickbooks integration

Besides this project, we need help with getting other secondary IT tasks done, including:

  • Tuning/fixing internal VOIP hardware ("Hey, has that cordless handset been added to the phones yet?")
  • Mapping & updating backup procedures ("Wow, we have 4 layers of redundancy? Do they all work?")
  • Monitoring internal Linux data server & network for performance & maintenance
  • Developing/tweaking custom internal apps, such as
  • Production database applications ("GRRR! I need a utility that lets me calculate burn rate of these items!")
  • Custom machinery (pick and place) utilities ("Stupid obsolete equipment")
  • (Yes, the above quotes are actually taken from in-office meeting notes
  • Getting equipment ready for exhibitions where we often need to connect to our IT systems back home to process payments
  • Configuring remote logins And of course, there's occasionally a pesky PC needing some love (with a hammer, if need-be).

We have a pretty diverse staff where most everybody knows a bit about everything, so it's not a position where you'll be dropped in cold with little assistance. We're hoping to hire someone experienced in the areas we need addressed, but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn can be a viable alternative.

We will consider hiring two people for this position if you have a favorite buddy who's also looking for a job and you think you'd do well together. Hey, we have had up to 3 married couples working here at one point...

It's a full-time, 40 hour/week salary position, $40k~$65k /year.

MORE POSTS

August 11, 2012
New Products: LED Strips, LED Controller...

Hello everyone, today I'll be your guest Russian host. Here's your new product, look at it and leave me alone! I'm busy eating vodka and drinking borscht. In the dacha. After the banya. (Is that good enough for Russian stereotypes?) Right about now the most observant of you might notice that something is wrong with […]

February 25, 2002
New Web Link

I really recommend you take a quick boo over to Richard Caudle's webpage (aka: Frankendaddy) for a well-rounded, amusing BEAM webpage. Some great technology, in a well-written webpage. Read More...

March 4, 2003
BEP Application #4 - The BBPV

We've churned out another Bicore Experimenter's PCB project: The "Bare Bones PhotoVore". This is an elegant little circuit, which offers the functionality of a basic photovore (with tactiles) all on a very simple circuit. Ours is solar-powered by a Miller Solarengine, but if you wanted to build one with a battery, your parts count would […]

October 15, 2019
Why no new blogs? Huh? HUH?!?

Sorry. It's been a feverish last 9 months since taking the bull by the horns and taking over development of the NEW Solarbotics website. It's coming along, and will be ready VERY soon. Because of this, we've been concentrating on moving and vetting the new content, which is sort of like new content (but not […]

1 2 3 252
Solarbotics Ltd Logo
Solarbotics has been operating for more than 25 years, bringing electronics know-how and supplies to both the electronics professional and hobbyist. We'll be happy to help you too!

Solarbotics, Ltd. is not responsible for misprints or errors on product prices or information. For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Please visit www.P65Warnings.ca.gov for more information. This item was manufactured prior to August 31, 2018.

Copyright © 2024 Solarbotics Ltd. All Rights Reserved
cart