All, hope this isn't too far off topic but I know there are a lot of
talented people on this list who may be interested in this sort of
thing. I've been interviewing for a couple weeks and am broadening the
search a little. Please shoot me back an e-mail with your resume
and/or url: asmith at digitalorchid.com if you're interested.
Digital Orchid is hiring several full-time employee positions in the
Wireless Branded Digital Media Products Master
This role is much like a web master for cell phone wireless media
products. The role is responsible for content feature design, content
configuration and development, deployment, operations and maintenance
of name-branded consumer products having thousands of subscribers.
Typical product areas include sports, entertainment, music, models, and
more, and may contain one or more of real-time (<1 sec latency)
applications, screensavers, ringtones, alerts, video, audio and other
This is a great way to get into the wireless products field while
staying on a software career track. Digital Orchid provides very
competitive salary, stock options, and benefits compensation.
Required skills include:
* ability to 'get into' the mind and hearts of the remote product's
consumers to recommend and make changes that evolve the product, and
develop the subscriber base into a growing, dedicated and enthusiastic
following - much like a good web site
* ability to use XML, HTML and learn similar variations of web-like
* ability to use a variety of cell phone models
* excellent creativity and resourcefulness
* excellent written and verbal communications
* excellent teamwork in small workgroups
* good general software/network systems IT configuration/integration
* a passion for excellence
* ability to work with QA staff and architect developers
* ability to work with third-party brand partners to manage new
digital media acquisition & delivery
* (strong plus, but not required: Skills in graphic artwork, SQL,
* (good plus, but not required: Written fluency in Spanish, Chinese
We supply all cell phone models for each brand, and use Digital
Orchid's content-driven, services-oriented architecture platform
technology to seamlessly integrate digital media sources, operations
controls and multiple wireless technologies including BREW, Java MIDP
(J2ME), Window Mobile, SMS/MMS, and others. We use standard web,
database and server infrastructure technologies in our high-density
hosted data center system. Our product development processes follow
industry-standard software best practices.
The position spans creative, technical, multi-media, test, operations
and marketing by creating a branded wireless media experience and
cultivating a wireless brand following; the position reports to a
Senior Creative Director. According to demonstrated talent the
position may grow, transfer, evolve or be promoted into additional
responsiblities or related or leadership responsibilities in product
software engineering or creative media. It's up to the employee to
determine how far they can go.
Because of our award-winning products and company position in this new
market, Digital Orchid received a strategic investment from Qualcomm in
2004, the first they have ever given to a startup company only a few
years old (Digital Orchid is a privately-held company founded in 2002).
This investment received front-page reporting in wireless journals such
as the industry-leading RCR Wireless News.