About 3 1/2 years ago I was bitten by an insect while at work, causing encephalitis. Due to this, I lost 40% of my cognitive and memory functionality. I have come a long way since 6/11/01.
Since then, the world around me changed drastically too.
I am a dual national, Swiss / American, speak 3 languages, program 6, and have several years experience in various real life business disciplines. I have an MBA in Information Systems and Organization Leadership & Management. I also ran very successful family business for several years while abroad.
I worked as a contractor for 6 different Government Agencies in Washington DC. At my last position (we assume I was actually bitten by the insect inside the DC Jail where I worked), my title was Senior Software architect. I acted as team lead for a group of 6 developers and a couple of administrators. At that time, I was a Certified Lotus Professional (Developer), doing mainly Lotus Notes and Domino work.
As I considered my options for re-entry, I discovered that Lotus Notes development work has basically vanished. I am currently studying for my Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) and Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD) exams. I've taken Sun's JB-341 bootcamp course and am preparing to take the SCJP exam within a couple of weeks.
I'm telling you this because what I'm looking for is very different from my past experience. What I say is sincere, and I'm very willing to take advice, in fact, I'm asking for it!
I'd like an entry level Java Programmer postilion where I can build on the new knowledge that I've acquired. I would like to become part of a team of Java Programmers that are all better and more experienced than I am so that I can grow in both knowledge and responsibilities. As my knowledge and responsibilities grow, the contribution of my past experience will become more important to the team.
I am an honest, creative, often humerous, mature, business oriented programmer that values integrity and fairness.
I also know that displacing H1(b) visa holders in the US with Americans is something that the US Government is both interested in, and actively pursuing. From what I understand, Washington has a very nice tax incentive program which helps American companies pay for Americans to gain skills to relieve H1(b) visa holders of their responsibilities here in the US. I am that type of candidate.
How and where do I start looking for a job? I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona.
Marcus L�ubli, SCJP 1.4, CLP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4 (preparing)
I also know that displacing H1(b) visa holders in the US with Americans is something that the US Government is both interested in, and actively pursuing. From what I understand, Washington has a very nice tax incentive program which helps American companies pay for Americans to gain skills to relieve H1(b) visa holders of their responsibilities here in the US.
I am very interested in this bit of news. Do you have a link or other reference? Where did you hear about this? [ January 12, 2005: Message edited by: Mike Gershman ]