Friday, May 22, 2009

Interesting technical jobs in India?

The Indian IT "industry" has long been known for its tendency to hire people to grind through ultra grungy work that no one in the West wants to do and so is outsourced here.

As an "independent consultant", I hear all kinds of oddly structured project proposals and job offers and I am not sure if it is a trend, but over the last couple of weeks, I have been hearing about jobs with very non standard requirements - I know of a company using Erlang to do some AI-ey things, another doing Natural Language Processing with Scheme, yet another looking for people with Scala experience, and quite a few looking for strong C skills + deep algorithmic knowledge.

As I said, I am not sure this is indicative of a groundswell of good jobs, but I think it s great that *some* people are trying to move away away from crap J2EE/RoR enterprise crud (pun intended) jobs.

1 comment:

Venkatesh Sellappa said...

Interesting and about time i say.