Dean Esposito provided one of the most explicit Ada job offers we have seen so far. It was very informative. Thank you, Dean. Dean> We currently have sixty plus openings in for Ada programmers. Good Dean> Cutting edge technology Good Dean> In house Masters Degree program Good Dean> 9 day / 80 hour work period allows an additional day off every 2 weeks So, the job is not to develop the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System. What these people will actually be paid for is to sit in the office 80 hours every two weeks. The development effort is secondary to the politics of office control. While this is not good, it is very GOOD TO KNOW. For example, this kind of politics generally is not interested in contractors based on the coast, no matter how much more productive they might be than locally based programmers. The reason for having more experienced Ada programmers on the coasts than in the Mid-West is that many (not all!) programmers migrate towards the higher salaries. At some point in our history, when technical jobs need to be done, the country will turn off the politics of control and apply the right kind of expertise to the problem. Running an engineering project like a service counter producing pancakes always loses money. The problem is the little martinet pacing back and forth behind the cola jerks lining up their cups filled with cokes in little lines. The martinet is constantly pointing at them to produce more little lines of coke. The project problems actually come from the energy wasted by the love-hate relationship with the martinet, the constant coke leakage, the hanging pointer finger on the martinet, and the mis-match between the kinds of cokes being jerked versus the needs of the customer requesting the cokes. Dean > Salary Range: 42k - 65K + Profit Sharing Probably not very good. The average senior programmer with a masters degree on the cost is making $74. Newly hired senior programmers are making more. Most of the Ada programmers are on the coasts, and many of them are making more than this. It is hard to ask someone used to a higher salary to go down to a lower salary. Location: Indiana (Relocation Assistance will be provided) Again, for those who are not native to the Mid-West, this may not be so good. Questions: Why are no database, communication, design, realtime, or distributed Ada systems experts being hired? Why no testing experts? Why employees rather than an optimal mixture of employees and contractors? Again, thanks for explicitly laying out the staff requirements you are trying to fulfill. It makes it a lot easier to read quickly, and makes it more likely that the ad will find someone who can work under those conditions at this time.