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Our EXCLUSIVE client in Cambridge, MA is looking to hire a talented software engineer/web engineer:


Full stack J2EE software engineer (70% back-end work) – Spring/Hibernate/JavaScript/JQuery/AJAX –target is 2-10 years of experience (90-120k + nice equity). Culture fit is very important here. Youthful group. Not killer startup hours, but “fit” is key. Some cloud experience would be fantastic. RESTful Webservices.


12 people on the team, 7 in development. Position reports directly to the CTO.
Awesome location – Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA


Company has been through 3 rounds of funding totaling ~ 15M.


Work on some very HOT social stuff – Facebook APIs, EC2/Hadoop etc. Get the chance to work on a broad array of technologies – social media, mobile, RFID etc.


Should have the aptitude and attitude to rock in a close-knit startup team.


Personality fit is critical too:


–        Ability to work in a team environment

–        Self-motivated, organized and efficient work style

–        Highly attentive to detail

–        An honest, reliable and trustworthy person

–        Fun to work with as part of a high-performing team


If this sounds like you – please reach out to us – – subject line “Kendall Square startup”


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I had a wonderful time traveling through Europe, but, all great trips must end — so, I’m back in the recruiting saddle and working on some really interesting searches.

One particularly interesting one is for a Director of Engineering for a C#/.NET Software product client in the Waltham, MA area – nice, family friendly company of ~ 30 people, profitable, and with a team of about ~ 15 engineers – salary in the 150-160k range + 10% bonus + 401k with a match and other benefits goodies.

Drop me a line – – Boston’s top software engineer jobs/recruiter!

Working on some fun new software engineer jobs, exclusively with a client in the Woburn, MA area:

Our client, a well-known, public company in Woburn, MA, with a small development group in MA (15 engineers) has exclusively engaged me to add 5 new engineers to their team.
This is the best of both worlds – great benefits and investment in the tools/technologies you need + bleeding edge “cool” stuff – CLOUD and VIRTUALIZATION and NETWORKING!

We have three groups we are recruiting for:

Web Development – these are folks with OO web skills – Ruby/Rails/RoR/PHP/Python/Perl – any/all mix is fine

Core engine/software engineers – complex, threaded C++ work — should have a heavy duty CS background. More Senior/Principal software engineer.

SQA – manual and automation, with more emphasis on automation. Work in a wireless, networking or cloud software company is a huge bonus.



So, did you miss me? It was definitely hard to take a break from the hottest job market for software engineers in Boston, MA since 1999… but the confluence of time and opportunity was just too hard to resist.

Among the great memories – hiking the Great Wall of China, sailing in Halong Bag, Vietnam, Cooking with Poo in Thailand, seeing Angkor Wat in Cambodia, visiting 1200 year old Temples in Japan, and eating some of the strangest, but most delicious food I’ve ever seen (including several Michelin award winners!)

So, jet lag in the rearview mirror, I focus my attention on the oodles of clients that need my attention…. and the phone/email never stopped being answered even when +13 hours away.

Looking forward to talking to super software engineers in the Boston area – Ruby/Rails, C#/.NET and Java/J2EE are all still in heavy demand …

Happy New Year! It sure was a whirlwind holiday season – between hosting visitors, charitable activities, and the social scene I’m actually quite excited to be back into 100% recruiting mode.

Often, I hear from old and new clients asking about insight about the market, trends and prognosis for the future. So, here’s a few thoughts to start the new year off:

1. Web skills are hot – a) C#/.NET b) Java/J2EE  and c)Python/Rails/Perl/Open source are about 95% of the position tech matches

2. Boston will still remain “behind” the Silicon Valley consumer-facing tech curve and invest in it’s strengths – enterprise, security, financial and networking.

3. The divergence of the economy will continue – the exceptional and talented to drive the market, and the average and below average marginalized.

4. Visa recruiting will pick-up. Some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and workers come to the US on a visa and that is a good predictor of the tech economy in 2012.

5. Major VCs and venture-capitalized companies will pull back, a  bit — Darwinism will reign supreme – the best and brightest will rise to the top.

6. Salaries will become a bit more robust/unstuck at all levels.

I’m very excited about 2012, and believe it’s going to be the best year since 2006 to be on the job market for tech talent, and for those looking to recruit top software engineering talent in Boston – time to partner with those “in the know”

The Bivium GroupFor those looking at or considering market trends in the Boston Software Engineer job market – one of the biggest trends that has been emerging for the past 12-18 months has been the Big Data/NoSQL world and all the related open source tools – Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Cassandra etc.

With Yahoo! being the catalyst and Ebay having huge success with their deployment, I’m finding many startups in the Boston, MA area looking at building ground-up, new products with some mix of these technologies.

With the Hortonworks/Eric Baldeschwieler/Cloudera types leading the charge — and data growing exponetnially in the coming years, I see HUGE opportunities for candidates to get into the action.

With that in mind, The Bivium Group has launched a new jobs category to highlight this fast growing area in the Software Engineering jobs market in Boston —- >

If you are looking to pivot or target your  career into one of the fastest growing segments of the tech economy, and remain on the cutting edge, you could do very well in 2012 and beyond in “Big Data”.

For a discrete and confidential discussion of your job search or hiring needs – please get in touch – – Boston’s #1 Software Engineer jobs/recruiter!





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