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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:05 pm 
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Any pointers for an experienced programmer returning to the workforce looking for 3-6 months work in app development.

Find a recruiter who isn't a total spa'.

I can PM you a couple if you're Dublin based.

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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Eschatologist wrote:
AWAAF wrote:
Any pointers for an experienced programmer returning to the workforce looking for 3-6 months work in app development.

Find a recruiter who isn't a total spa'.

I can PM you a couple if you're Dublin based.


Please do Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
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Any word on HP in Ireland? What's the line on Intel lately? I had heard things were supposed to slow down construction wise with Israeli engineers coming over. Intel have put a seriouse bid into rental market in North Kildare the last 18 months.

Everyone has forgotten what it was like when these giants slowed down and pulled back.

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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:38 pm 
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Any word on HP in Ireland? What's the line on Intel lately? I had heard things were supposed to slow down construction wise with Israeli engineers coming over. Intel have put a seriouse bid into rental market in North Kildare the last 18 months.

Everyone has forgotten what it was like when these giants slowed down and pulled back.


For Intel at least, they've invested a few billion dollars in Leixlip in the last couple of years, & all the construction is more or less done, & they'll be manufacturing their latest processors there. So as a location, its' in good nick for the next 4-5 years at least.

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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
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Re the tech sector, looks like demand is increasing: http://www.morganmckinley.ie/article/11 ... -last-year . I wonder how much of that is new positions and how much is generated by people moving around (since that could increase that 15% number as well).


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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
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We're hiring software engineers. Or should I say attempting to hire. There seem to be very few techies out there actually looking for a job. Id say out of 20 applications Ive had, about 10 of them are living in Ireland and out of those 10 about 8 are have been in ireland for a couple of years.

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I was told yesterday that my contract renewal is not certain (10 weeks left), so I brushed up the CV, fired it off to 2 recruiters and one of them had an interview lined up 20 hours later - long may it last. :D


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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:02 pm 
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rebelbuttmunch wrote:
We're hiring software engineers. Or should I say attempting to hire. There seem to be very few techies out there actually looking for a job. Id say out of 20 applications Ive had, about 10 of them are living in Ireland and out of those 10 about 8 are have been in ireland for a couple of years.


How many years of residence is required to be decent software engineer?


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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:51 pm 
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rebelbuttmunch wrote:
We're hiring software engineers. Or should I say attempting to hire. There seem to be very few techies out there actually looking for a job. Id say out of 20 applications Ive had, about 10 of them are living in Ireland and out of those 10 about 8 are have been in ireland for a couple of years.


How many years of residence is required to be decent software engineer?


For the recruiters, it's not just about whether you're any good, as much as whether you're both any good and likely to stick around. Hiring is an expensive business. If you moved here five years ago, did a one year job and are since in another Irish one for four years, you're a safer bet than if you arrived in October 2013 and have had only one job since then. In the latter case, they'll suspect that the shine is starting to wear off and you're searching the recruitment pages, not just in Ireland, but anywhere. Two years is a short term expedient. After five to ten, inertia is starting to set in.

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 Post subject: Re: What's with the tech sector?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:07 am 
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In actual fact there is a ton of dross in the tech jobs out there. Everyone is competing for the same pool of talent but refusing to make any effort to differentiate in the job or the compensation ( and I except the majors like Google and FB as they can pick and choose to a large extent. ) There is a huge amount of head in sand as you have to wonder what the best talent is doing .because there is huge money going in London or Bay area. When you hear " we pay market rate" all I hear is a rush for the exit as average people will all you will meet.

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