[Ilugc] [OT] [Job] Applied Research and Software Product
Development position (Chennai)
Valued Epistemics Pvt Ltd
technology.careers at vepl.com
Tue Dec 30 13:43:49 IST 2008
I am writing to you from Valued Epistemics Pvt Ltd (VEPL), an Education
Technology start-up based in Adyar, Chennai. We currently have openings
in our Research and Development group.
VEPL is founded and managed by a team drawn from top institutions such
as IIT, IISc, IIM, Purdue, University of Texas and Stanford. The way we
work reflects the spirit and style of Silicon Valley, creating great
technology and services that change people's lives. Our company culture
is based on integrity, intensity and informality. Our R&D team builds
Wizdom.in, a popular and pioneering learning platform producing
enjoyable, effective, adaptive and personalized learning experiences on
computing devices (PCs & Mobiles).
If you are interested in working with us, please read on. Thanks for
your time and we wish you the very best in your job search || higher
studies || open source projects || patches || whatever else you may be
Manager, Research and Development
Valued Epistemics Pvt Ltd (http://www.GREedge.com)
22 Gandhinagar 2nd Main Road,
Adyar, Chennai - 600020
Job Description and Requirements
As a core member of our R&D team, you will need to innately understand
end user requirements from the market and translate them into high
quality software. You will be expected to arrive at superior solutions
and software implementations by exploring new and emerging areas of
computer science and mobile technology.
* You are an inventor at heart, desiring to create one of those killer
applications that will be the final word in the segment. Your role
demands significant out-of-the-box thinking, creativity and passion for
innovation and hard work without compromising on quality.
* You enjoy being involved in the complete life cycle of product
creation, from Gathering Requirements, Design, Architecture,
Programming, Testing all the way to final end-user deployment.
* You are eager to learn and master the required software and tools,
such as Java, J2EE, J2ME, Struts, Ajax, JSON, LAMP, mySQL, etc.
* You are interested in several areas of Computer Science such as
Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Pattern Recognition, Knowledge
Modeling, Algorithm Design, Visualization, Analytics, Data Warehousing
and User Interface design. Interest in, or exposure to fields such as
Cognitive Psychology, Pedagogy, Instruction Design, etc would be a great
* You are articulate and open-minded, you have strong team building,
listening, communication and collaborative skills. You should be able to
communicate and work closely with with members of varied teams such as
Content authors and editors, Instruction Design experts, Teachers,
Product Management, Sales, etc.
To Apply: Email your updated resume along with your responses for the
following questions to technology.careers at vepl.com
1. What are you doing currently?
2. What kind of job are you looking for?
3. What projects did you like working on and why?
4. On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate yourself in C, C++, Core
AJAX, Ruby on Rails?
5. What classes did you enjoy as a student and why? What classes did not
interest you, why not?
6. Have you done any projects based on your own motivation and interest,
i.e. not as a compulsory college project or as part of your job? Please
attach project reports, documentation, source code, screenshots and any
other original material that can help us evaluate your problem solving
and programming aptitude.
7. What open source software do you frequently use? Have you contributed
to any open source projects?
8. Do you have a website or a blog?
9. If currently employed, what is your notice period? When are you
available to join?
Here is an excerpt from the Hindu Business Line about R&D work at VEPL:
Q. What are the areas you are working on, as part of your research?
A. Our R&D (research and development) team works on analytics,
visualisation, interaction design, instructional design, pedagogy,
linguistics, cognitive psychology, signal processing, database
management, statistics, data mining, multimedia, algorithm design,
distributed computing, mobile applications and system design.
With the growth in our operations, we are also beginning to look at
newer areas such as services science. We use Java, J2EE, J2ME and Web2.0
technologies quite a lot and also tools such as SPSS and MATLAB
equivalents. A lot of the work is interdisciplinary and uses a mixture
of computer science, electrical engineering and specific knowledge in
the areas mentioned above. Our R&D team is trying to solve problems in
advanced personalised learning, distance learning and high-quality
service provisioning to our students through the use of computations.
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