Computer science research engineer required

-November 11, 2008

I just heard from Bob Zeidman (, the president of Zeidman Consulting (, that he is looking to hire a full-time computer science research engineer.

This could be a VERY interesting position. Quite apart from the fact that working with Bob is almost guaranteed to be fun and interesting, Zeidman Consulting does state of the art research in a number of fields while also providing consulting services to other companies.

The main responsibility for whoever gets this position will be to assist companies in intellectual property litigation by analyzing software using CodeSuite and other state-of-the-art software analysis tools.

This research engineer will also work on one of several ongoing, cutting-edge research projects. These projects often lead to publication in academic journals, presentations at conferences, patents, and new product spinoffs. Past and ongoing projects include:

  • SynthOS: A commercial product for automatic generation ("synthesis") of a real-time operating system.
  • CodeMatch: A program for comparing and measuring the similarity of different programs.
  • CodeDiff: A program for measuring changes to the intellectual property value of software programs.
  • Molasses: A program for connecting an emulation or simulation of a device to live hardware for testing.
  • CodeGrid: A computer grid-enabled version of CodeMatch.

Bob says that a successful candidate will need the following attributes:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Ability to work independently on projects that are not always well-defined.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills for creating detailed specifications and reports.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and to switch projects suddenly as the need arises.
  • Enjoys working long hours on interesting projects, including weekends when projects hit critical periods.
  • Enjoys free time when projects are not in critical periods.

Bob also tells me that Zeidman Consulting pays well above average salaries and provides health insurance and paid time off for holidays, vacation, and illness.

One thing I know is that working with Bob and his team would never be dull. In addition to working his/her socks off on interesting projects, the lucky applicant will learn a huge amount of "stuff" along the way. To be honest, I'd be tempted to apply myself if I wasn't already up to my ears in alligators fighting fires work-wise.

So, if you're interested, please send your resume to Bob and tell him Max says "Hi".

Questions? Comments? Feel free to email me – Clive "Max" Maxfield – at And, of course, if you haven't already done so, don't forget to Sign Up for our weekly Programmable Logic DesignLine Newsletter.

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