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2007\03\12@183732 by David VanHorn

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Ok, I don't see much of this on the list, but I figured "why not?"

I'm looking.

I'd like to stay within the indianapolis / dayton / cincinatti area, but
anything's negotiable.
Obviously I'm an AVR fan, but I can work with anything.

Resume on request, code samples etc.
I do analog, digital, SMPS, some RF, layout.

A couple of recent projects: http://www.gizmag.com/go/4701/
And this one, which I did the barcode reading system for on a single 8 pin
AVR : http://www.beyondconnectedhome.com/products/microwave.html

I've done a bunch of projects over the last 10 years plus, telecommuting
from home, but most of my clients have me under non-disclosure, which makes
it difficult for me.

Anyone have an opening, or know of one?

--
Feel the power of the dark side!  Atmel AVR

2007\03\12@224108 by Vitaliy

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David VanHorn wrote:
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Don't have an opening at this time, and if we did we would prefer someone in
Phoenix (telecommuting didn't work very well in the past).

However, if you want some unsolicited advice from an employer's POV, read
on. :)

The first thing you want to do, is have a resume readily accessible by a
potential employer -- e.g., put it on your website, or attach it to the
e-mail solicitation. I find it very annoying when something basic I need to
make a decision (personal references, code samples, etc) is "available upon
request." Why would anyone want to withhold that information, anyway?

In your resume, *clearly* state your objective, and list the projects you've
worked on. Again, be as specific as you can. I see a lot of resumes which
under "Skills/Experience" have a long list of buzzwords. As someone has
said, "you can't get a job doing something you haven't done before." A list
of the latest and greatest tools and technologies tells me nothing about
your personal skils and experience. Don't do that.

Instead, pretend that you're actually talking to the interviewer, and for
each project:

- Write a brief description of the project.
- Explain what *you* did on this project. If you were working on a team with
twenty other people, the interviewer would want to know what your personal
contribution was.
- List the tools and technologies which you used on the project, and (unless
it's obvious) explain how each technology was used.

Even if you signed an NDA, you should be able to tell the interviewer all of
the above, leaving out details that would identify the company you've worked
for, or the product you developed.

It's OK, and even advisable, to list "hobby" projects that you did in your
spare time. If anything, it tells me that you like what you do.

Above all, keep in mind that your resume will be read by a person, not a
machine. Write your resume accordingly.

Once you have the perfect resume, post your resume on a site like
Monster.com or CareerBuilder.com (both are free). Then do a search, and send
your resume to companies that you would like to work for. It's a good  idea
to modify the resume based on the company's needs, to make the content more
relevant (the job description usually tells you exactly what skill set the
company is looking for). Remember that HR people look for the perfect match,
so the more points you hit, the better are your chances of landing an
interview.

Good luck,

Vitaliy

PS A while back, there was a discussion with the subject "Re: [OT] Job hunt
advice". I highly recommend it.

2007\03\12@234913 by Marcel Duchamp

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Excellent advice!

Vitaliy wrote:
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2007\03\13@095544 by PAUL James

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David,

We have a need for an Analog person, but it's a little bit out of your
preferred geographic area.
Namely, SW Houston. Go to http://www.colibrys.com and click on JOBS for more
information, and to submit a resume.



       
Regards,

       
Jim



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2007\03\13@102441 by M. Adam Davis

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David,

Rabbit Semiconductor, Digi International, and Maxstream are always
interested in good engineers, though the only HW engineering positions
officially "open" are in Lindon, UT.

Rabbit has an office in Ann Arbor, MI (where I work), which isn't too
far from your area of interest.  My parents are in Columbus (soon
Cincinnati) and the drive is still workable several trips per year
with our kids.

While Rabbit doesn't have any open positions, we do have a lot of open
HW projects, and could use someone with SMPS and RF experience (on top
of the normal digital, analog, and HW/SW skills you obviously have).
If you send me your resume I'll pass it to the HW manager.

You can look at the open listings here:
http://www.digi.com/aboutus/careers/jobs.jsp
Though I won't get a referral bonus... :-D

Good luck with your job search!

-Adam

On 3/12/07, David VanHorn <spam_OUTdvanhornTakeThisOuTspammicrobrix.com> wrote:
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2007\03\13@112124 by David VanHorn

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On 3/13/07, PAUL James <.....James.PaulKILLspamspam@spam@colibrys.com> wrote:
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> David,
>
> We have a need for an Analog person, but it's a little bit out of your
> preferred geographic area.
> Namely, SW Houston. Go to http://www.colibrys.com and click on JOBS for more
> information, and to submit a resume.


Planet Houston?  :)

That's outside my preferred, but it's workable.

2007\03\13@120529 by alan smith

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Is Rabbit part of Digi?
 
 David...have you looked at DICE.com ?

"M. Adam Davis" <stienmanspamKILLspamgmail.com> wrote:
 David,

Rabbit Semiconductor, Digi International, and Maxstream are always
interested in good engineers, though the only HW engineering positions
officially "open" are in Lindon, UT.

Rabbit has an office in Ann Arbor, MI (where I work), which isn't too
far from your area of interest. My parents are in Columbus (soon
Cincinnati) and the drive is still workable several trips per year
with our kids.

While Rabbit doesn't have any open positions, we do have a lot of open
HW projects, and could use someone with SMPS and RF experience (on top
of the normal digital, analog, and HW/SW skills you obviously have).
If you send me your resume I'll pass it to the HW manager.

You can look at the open listings here:
http://www.digi.com/aboutus/careers/jobs.jsp
Though I won't get a referral bonus... :-D

Good luck with your job search!

-Adam

On 3/12/07, David VanHorn wrote:
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2007\03\13@122936 by M. Adam Davis

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On 3/13/07, alan smith <.....micro_eng2KILLspamspam.....yahoo.com> wrote:
> Is Rabbit part of Digi?

Rabbit is a subsidiary of Digi International since Spring of 2005, and
Maxstream is a subsidiary of Digi since sometime this last year
(summer?).

Right now it feels like working in a smaller company (300 employees)
with some of the benefits and not-so-benefits of working for a larger
company (700 employees).  I enjoy it.

So far we're a separate subsidiary, and we're only sharing a small
amount of stuff (HR, accounting, etc) but we still maintain our own
operations (manufacturing, parts, etc), HW/SW engineering, etc.

NetSilicon, who they purchased many years ago, is no longer a
subsidiary of Digi, but a brand of Digi.  Their operations and such
have been completely integrated.  For those that don't know,
NetSilicon makes their own ARM based processor, and the cute little
serial<-->ethernet jacks:
http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectme.jsp and
the even neater serial<-->WiFi 'jacks':
http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectwime.jsp

Neat stuff.  Digi has purchased many other companies over the years,
though these are the ones I'm most familiar with.

-Adam

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2007\03\13@125144 by David VanHorn

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> Rabbit is a subsidiary of Digi International since Spring of 2005, and
> Maxstream is a subsidiary of Digi since sometime this last year
> (summer?).


I noticed that they aquired IONetworks some time back.
Digi has a long reputation for stuff that "just works". :)

Right now it feels like working in a smaller company (300 employees)
> with some of the benefits and not-so-benefits of working for a larger
> company (700 employees).  I enjoy it.


That's a very good sign.  Some companies get worse as they grow, I'd say
it's probably most. It takes effort to stay good.  It's too easy to fall
into the "everybody else does it this way" philosophy.



--
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often
confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the
jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce
unbearable turmoil.
Jubal Harshaw, "Stranger in a Strange Land"

2007\03\13@125828 by alan smith

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Nice....I didnt know that Lantronix had any competition in that area of the integrated serial to ethernet jacks.  Might use that as leverage to get the price down from the $40 they want for it.  Wonder what Digi wants for thiers...?

"M. Adam Davis" <EraseMEstienmanspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTgmail.com> wrote:  On 3/13/07, alan smith wrote:
> Is Rabbit part of Digi?

Rabbit is a subsidiary of Digi International since Spring of 2005, and
Maxstream is a subsidiary of Digi since sometime this last year
(summer?).

Right now it feels like working in a smaller company (300 employees)
with some of the benefits and not-so-benefits of working for a larger
company (700 employees). I enjoy it.

So far we're a separate subsidiary, and we're only sharing a small
amount of stuff (HR, accounting, etc) but we still maintain our own
operations (manufacturing, parts, etc), HW/SW engineering, etc.

NetSilicon, who they purchased many years ago, is no longer a
subsidiary of Digi, but a brand of Digi. Their operations and such
have been completely integrated. For those that don't know,
NetSilicon makes their own ARM based processor, and the cute little
serial<-->ethernet jacks:
http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectme.jsp and
the even neater serial<-->WiFi 'jacks':
http://www.digi.com/products/embeddedsolutions/digiconnectwime.jsp

Neat stuff. Digi has purchased many other companies over the years,
though these are the ones I'm most familiar with.

-Adam

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2007\03\13@153737 by M. Adam Davis

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There's another one from http://www.tibbo.com as well (referenced from
CC issue 192, July '06, p78).  I imagine the Digi product is a bit
more expensive than the Lantronix product due to the Arm processor and
much larger memory - the lantronix is an x86, and is not
re-programmable (at least, not by the user).  But you'll have to get
quotes - I don't know what the pricing is.

That's one of the reasons Digi purchased Rabbit, is so they could more
effectively compete in the lower cost market.  Digi already has quite
a bit of WiFi experience, as well as cellular gateway experience, so I
suspect they purchased Maxstream for much the same reason - lower cost
wireless for certain applications.  Although before the purchase I
didn't realize Maxstream had radios that go 40 miles, among other
unique products.

I get to work on some interesting stuff.

-Adam

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2007\03\13@154830 by michael brown

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David VanHorn wrote:
> On 3/13/07, PAUL James <KILLspamJames.PaulKILLspamspamcolibrys.com> wrote:
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>>
>> David,
>>
>> We have a need for an Analog person, but it's a little bit out of
>> your preferred geographic area.
>> Namely, SW Houston. Go to http://www.colibrys.com and click on JOBS for more
>> information, and to submit a resume.
>
>
> Planet Houston?  :)
>
> That's outside my preferred, but it's workable.

You won't like it, it's too hot and it floods allot.  I'm from Indiana
and I've lived here since 89.  I declare unto you, that it's unfit for
human habitation, I don't know why people live here.  I was tricked.
The food is good though.  ;-)

2007\03\13@160406 by PAUL James

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All,

But you gotta like the winters here.  Both weeks of it.
I too am originally from Indiana, and the winters here
Aren't even close in terms of how cold cold can be.
I've been here since 84, and in all that time, I think
it has snowed maybe 4 or 5 times.  And then it was only enough
To just cover the ground.  By morning, it was all gone.

                                               Regards,

                                                 Jim

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2007\03\13@163949 by David VanHorn

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> > That's outside my preferred, but it's workable.
>
> You won't like it, it's too hot and it floods allot.  I'm from Indiana
> and I've lived here since 89.  I declare unto you, that it's unfit for
> human habitation, I don't know why people live here.  I was tricked.
> The food is good though.  ;-)



I've been there.  Climate is not the strong point, that's for sure.
But, I'm a practical person.  I wasn't too fond of the climate in Kaohsiung
either, or the air pollution, worse than I EVER saw in the US.  But, you do
what you gotta do.

--
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often
confuses one for the other, or assumes the greater the love, the greater the
jealousy. In fact they are almost incompatible; both at once produce
unbearable turmoil.
Jubal Harshaw, "Stranger in a Strange Land"

2007\03\13@165805 by Alex Harford

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On 3/12/07, David VanHorn <RemoveMEdvanhornTakeThisOuTspammicrobrix.com> wrote:
>
> I'd like to stay within the indianapolis / dayton / cincinatti area, but
> anything's negotiable.
> Obviously I'm an AVR fan, but I can work with anything.

I'd love to help a fellow AVR fan out with something more concrete,
but here is my suggestion.  I've used it to find cars for sale for my
wife and myself.

- Sign up with an RSS reader like Google Reader (http://reader.google.com)
- Find the Craigslist in your area.  For me it's
http://vancouver.craigslist.org/
- Append /jjj/ to the url.  This is all of the job categories merged into one.
- Type in some search terms that you'd like ie 'SMPS'.  Remember this
is an AND search.
- In the bottom of that result page you'll see an orange RSS icon.
Copy that URL into Google Reader and subscribe to it.

ie here is how I found my car:
http://vancouver.craigslist.org/search/car?query=miata&format=rss

Now whenever that term is posted to any of the job categories, you'll
see it in Google Reader.  So when you have your morning coffee, etc,
you can quickly scan the posts.

Alex

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