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Pivotal Opens Chicago Office

Announcing that the Pivotal Chicago office is now open! To celebrate Pivotal’s new accessibility for local businesses, Pivotal is offering members of the 1871 digital startup community access to Pivotal Tracker. The city is surrounded by start-ups and growth companies as well as a number of large Fortune 500 corporations, making it a great location for technology companies like Pivotal. We are looking for talented, Chicago-based team members to help us focus on agile development, design and product management practices, enterprise innovation, and mobile/web application development.

BIG DATA
Pivotal People—Gavin Sherry on Engineering PostgreSQL, Greenplum, HAWQ and More

In this post, we do a Q&A session with Pivotal's vice president of engineering for data, Gavin Sherry. Gavin has played a major role in developing a number of well-known data-centric products, including significant contributions to PostgreSQL. Before big data was common, he joined Greenplum to help build the massively parallel processing engine for analyzing petabytes of data. At Pivotal, he helped lead the development of HAWQ, creating a new era of data platforms with SQL on Hadoop. In this interview, he shares his history as well as his views on where the market is heading and how his products are being used to help companies become more data driven.

LABS
Savoya – Dallas Startup Seeking Software Engineers

Based in Dallas, Savoya is currently building out their tech team from the ground up with the help of Pivotal Labs.

This is a great opportunity to join a thriving company. If you’re interested in the position please reach out to the savoya team here: careers@savoya.com

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are looking for a team of two developers located in Dallas, TX  to work in conjunction with Pivotal Labs to create our next generation internal and external software platform.  

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Pivotal People: Henry Saputra, the Engineer Behind Apache Hadoop, YARN and Spark on Cloud Foundry

In this article, Apache committer and Project Management Committee Member, Henry Saputra, shares why Pivotal is a great place to work, what is going on with open source, big data, and PaaS, and how the Cloud Foundry and Hadoop ecosystems are integrating from Pivotal’s perspective. He also gives a lot of insight on his experience, vision, and where software development is headed in the context of making Apache Hadoop® scale elastically on Cloud Foundry.

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A Robot Gave Me My Job!

A robot took my job!” The familiar refrain gets at a long-running cultural anxiety that machines will render human workers redundant. But according to a recent Economist article about the role of big data and predictive analytics in Human Resources departments, an increasing number of workers may instead have reason to declare, “A robot gave me my job!”

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eBay’s Beth Axelrod: Predictive Analytics is Transforming Human Resources

The challenges of hiring skilled data scientists is well-documented, but what of Big Data’s impact on talent recruitment within other fields? According to Beth Axelrod, eBay’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and the co-author of the new book The War for Talent, Human Resources is the latest department to be significantly disrupted within the data-driven enterprise.

LABS
Bedrocket is hiring experienced ROR developers (contract or full-time / telecommute / NYC)

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, rapid iterations, and frequent refactoring.

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GoSpotCheck Is Looking For A Web Application Developer

At Pivotal Labs, one of the services we provide our clients is helping them interview and hire. Pivotal Labs and our clients place a strong emphasis on Agile development and its many aspects: Pair Programming, Test-Driven Development, rapid iterations, and frequent refactoring.

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Visualizing the Economic Health of the Nation, One State at a Time

State by State is an ongoing project by Bloomberg's visual data team that offers a comprehensive look at the health of the nation.

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How Do You Interview a Data Scientist?

Since data science is a relatively nascent field, enterprises often have a hard time finding the best and the brightest. Compounding the confusion is that the best practitioners often come from diverse backgrounds. It’s difficult to assess creativity, inquisitiveness, and cross-disciplinary skills by going down a checklist. In a recent blog post, Hilary Mason, Chief Scientist at bitly, proposes a set of non-traditional interview questions she believes are far more revealing of a data scientist’s abilities and potential.