[Haskell] RE: Would you like a job working on GHC?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Jun 21 03:24:35 EDT 2006


If you are interested in working on GHC as a job, now is the time to
apply.  We're going to start reviewing applications on Monday 26th.

[I obviously worded his advert badly -- quite a few replies ended up in
my spam filter :-)  but don't worry I've dug them all out.]


| -----Original Message-----
| From: glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org
[mailto:glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org]
| On Behalf Of Simon Peyton-Jones
| Sent: 09 June 2006 08:45
| To: haskell at haskell.org; GHC users; cvs-ghc at haskell.org;
caml-list at inria.fr
| Subject: Would you like a job working on GHC?
| 		Would you like to be paid to work on GHC?
| The Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC) is now being used by so many
| on so many platforms, that at GHC HQ we've been struggling to keep up.
| We're delighted to say that we are now looking to hire a GHC support
| engineer to work with us.
| Here is how we envisage working together:
| * You would work 3-5 days a week on GHC (details flexible).
| * You don't need to live in Cambridge, but we would like you to visit
|   every few months, so that we build up a face-to-face relationship.
| * You'll be a self-employed consultant, not a Microsoft employee.
|    You bill us; we pay you.
| * The position is a one year fixed term contract in the first
| * GHC is, and will remain, an open-source project with a BSD-style
| license.
| We are looking for help with the role of supporting GHC in the field.
| Specifically, here's what the job involves:
| * Investigating, prioritising and fixing bugs, improving the test
| * Managing the STABLE branch of the source tree
| * Managing the GHC release cycle
| * Keeping the GHC web site up to date
| * Answering questions from GHC users
| * Helping to support the open-source community that works on GHC
| We're particularly looking for someone who is experienced in a variety
| of operating system platforms and libraries. You should be able to
| with questions like "I try to build GHC on Solaris 2.3.4 and get
| `undefined symbol _readline'"; or "How do I link to DLLs on Windows?";
| or "does the ByteString library in GHC 6.2.1 do XXX?".  The role will
| not primarily involve working on GHC's core; it's the parts round the
| edges that you would mainly focus on.  You must be able to read and
| write Haskell, but we don't expect that you'll need to write a great
| deal of Haskell code.  C and 'make' experience are important too.
| Above all, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about
| and fired up about the prospect of becoming a GHC expert.
| If you are interested, please send your CV and a statement of why you
| would be a good fit for the job, to our Human Resources Department at
| camjobop at microsoft.com   We're happy to accept informal enquiries of
| course: please contact Simon Marlow (simonmar at microsoft.com) or Simon
| Peyton Jones (simonpj at microsoft.com) for further information.
| The rate of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience.  It'll
| fun!
| Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow

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