[Haskell-cafe] Haskell and the Job Market, e.g. with Google

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 12:41:05 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Hans van Thiel <hthiel.char at zonnet.nl> wrote:
> Hello,
> Somewhat in response to the original post about Haskell engineers I, II
> and III. This confirms the remark that Haskell experience is now being
> appreciated, though not (yet) used (very much). Steven Grant, recruiter
> from Google, asked me to bring to his attention anyone who might be
> suitable, so that's what I'm doing.
> <start quote>
> We are currently aggressively recruiting for a large number of engineers
> in EMEA. I spotted your extensive open source experience and was
> particularily interested to see you have worked with Haskell. I am not
> looking for a Haskell developer but more interested in people that have
> worked in exotic languages such as Haskell or Erlang or Scheme.
> The roles we have are heavily open sourced based and will be mainly
> working with Python, C, Linux, shell etc and are based in Dublin, London
> or Zurich.
> If you have any interest in discussing these further, drop me an email
> to stevengrant at google.com and we can discuss.
> <end quote>
> >From a second email:
> <start quote>
> The job specs are below.
> http://www.google.ie/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=34884
> http://www.google.ie/support/jobs/bin/answer.py?answer=34883
> The roles are within a very specialist team within Google.
> They are a hybrid type role and are responsible for making our
> products reliable scalable and more efficient.
> <end quote>
> Get in touch with Steven:
> Steven Grant
> European IT Staffing
> Phone: +353 1 543 5083
> Google Ireland Ltd., Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
> Registered in Dublin, Ireland
> Registration Number: 368047
> I think this is interesting even to those who are not looking for a job
> right now, since it shows the current mind-set regarding Haskell, at a
> major and leading IT company.
> Best Regards,
> Hans van Thiel

I would be far from the first to remark that the 'Python Paradox'
(http://www.paulgraham.com/pypar.html) has moved on and become the
Scala/Haskell Paradox.


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