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Subject: [Haskell-cafe] Job opportunities at Citrix Systems Cambridge, UK
From: Matthias Görgens
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:53:00 +0000
Hi folks,

I have recently started working for Citrix in Cambridge.  We are
working on the open source software in Ocaml.  Admittedly Ocaml is
only a second best compared to Haskell ;o) and I hope my post does not
count as too off-topic here.  But Ocaml is still a decent language.
My experience was primarily with Haskell and I only started working
with Ocaml in earnest at Citrix.  (So I hope that showing a way to
transplant Haskell skills to the real world --- via the roundabout
route of Ocaml --- justifies my posting.)

So --- if you are looking for a job in Cambridge that involves
functional programming, free software [1] and free beer [2], please
feel free to drop me a line.  I have included our original advert to
the Ocaml mailing list for those who want more information first.

[1] As in free speech.  LGPL
[2] As in free beer.  We also get other perks, like snacks and a pool table.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dave Scott <[email protected]>
Date: 2010/1/18
Subject: [Caml-list] [jobs] Citrix Systems (Cambridge, UK)
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>,
"[email protected]" <[email protected]>

Dear fellow OCaml users,

Summary: We (Citrix Systems) are looking for OCaml programmers to join our team
in Cambridge, UK.

We use OCaml extensively in the "xapi tool-stack": the control-plane used in the
Xen Cloud Platform[1] on which the widely used XenServer server virtualisation
product[2] is based. XCP aims to provide a complete open-source cloud
infrastructure platform with a powerful management stack based on
APIs, support for multi-tenancy, SLA guarantees and detailed metrics for
consumption based charging.

We are looking to recruit top-class engineers to work on the
tool-stack; applicants
must have a good knowledge of data structures and algorithms, experience of
programming in the context of large systems and general aesthetic good
taste when
it comes to code and architecture. Our code base is significant and varied: over
130,000 lines of OCaml, solving problems ranging from the low-level
(Xen hypercalls)
to the high-level (resource pool management), to the compiler-driven (generating
language bindings for our Xen datamodel).

Our ideal candidate will have:

* significant experience of applications programming in high-level
languages (such
 as OCaml :-)
* an aptitude for implementing (and reasoning about) complex concurrent,
 distributed systems
* the skills required to contribute to both the architectural design and
 day-to-day development of a large code-base
* strong communication skills and problem solving ability
* a determination to deliver great products that perform brilliantly and meet
 our customers' needs

So if you want to tackle interesting and challenging programming problems and
contribute to an innovative, fast-growing product that is already used by tens
of thousands of customers across the world, please don't hesitate to send me
your CV.

[1] http://www.xen.org/products/cloudxen.html
[2] http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/products/feature.asp?contentID=1686939

Dave Scott <[email protected]>
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