ERE Article Published 2/27/2008 by Maureen Sharib

I'd forgotten the fun of Internet search.

I had a job come in during January. The position was for a senior-level manager in the R&D software group of a major storage business. The customer told me in the specifications that the person we were looking for was "an uber-geek who has the capacity and the desire to talk business to customers." Further clarification pointed out that most qualified candidates "have blogs, or they're named on the Web because they are conference speakers, award winners, or as with ____, have a brief profile of their background." They were also likely to have been awarded patents.

It was apparent we weren''t looking for the average software engineer; what we needed was someone with many (in the range of 20) years of experience and the ability to be a spokesperson for a company or, in the least, a product line. "Chief Technologist" was one of the titles they were allowed to carry. Read the whole article here.
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