Vacancy at T-Mobile
Sat Jan 28 23:24:38 CET 2006
Of course in any big company not everyone can know of everything
going on. I am probably extremely ignorant of many home-brewn
things within Ericsson playing equally important roles in their
areas as Erlang in its.
But the Santa Barbara case is different in this case I believe.
I believe that to be a company Ericsson aquired. Ericsson probably
did not buy them to teach them Erlang :-) but rather for the value
of what they were doing before. So most likely they continued
doing what they always done, and not learning Erlang.
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[mailto:] On Behalf Of Brent Fulgham
Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 10:59 PM
To: Ulf Wiger ((AL/EAB))
Cc: Erlang Questions
Subject: Re: Vacancy at T-Mobile
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I've been trying to hire another developer recently (a C++ job), and
saw a candidate who had worked at Ericsson's Santa Barbara location
(I am in SB as well). I asked him whether he had worked with Erlang
at all during his days at Ericsson.
He wasn't sure what Erlang was, and when I told him a little more
about it, he said that he hadn't worked with it, but that he thought
it had been a problem on the low-level switch they were working with.
So, even within Ericsson it seems like there are mixed messages. Or
perhaps this candidate was spinning a story on-the-fly about the
I have never built anything large with Erlang, so I can't say one way
or another, but my impression is that Erlang is at least as viable as
C++ for most applications (though perhaps not for the lower-level
matrix math and numerical work we do in my day job).
So, perhaps you can add *me* as one more counter-example. :-)
On Jan 28, 2006, at 6:13 AM, Ulf Wiger ((AL/EAB)) wrote:
> It's been pointed out to me that, despite my
> efforts to remove ads that mentioned the Erlang
> Formula, rather than the Erlang language, only
> 3-4 of those ads actually mentioned the Erlang
> language. Bummer.
> I also should have pointed out that none of them
> actually asked for an Erlang programmer, but did
> mention Erlang as a valuable skill.
> That's what I found interesting, because a long-
> standing argument against Erlang has been that
> nobody would want to work with it -- esp. in the
> U.S. -- since it doesn't look good on your CV.
> It would of course have been nice to be able to
> present more than 3-4 counter-examples... (:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Ulf
>> Wiger (AL/EAB)
>> Sent: den 27 januari 2006 18:28
>> To: Erlang Questions
>> Subject: RE: Vacancy at T-Mobile
>> BTW, I came across this job site:
>> The above search lists 30 job ads that cite Erlang as a
>> desirable skill, all of them in the U.S. (mostly CA, but also
>> IL, TX, MA, OH, NY), and all of them fairly new.
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of chandru
>>> Sent: den 27 januari 2006 10:21
>>> To: Erlang Questions
>>> Subject: Vacancy at T-Mobile
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> There is a vacancy in T-Mobile UK. Check it out if you are
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