The Technical Board now has a number of vacancies that are open for applications. TECH is responsible for the designing, developing, documenting, deploying, and maintaining all application code utilized by STF. It also manages all of STF’s real-world technological infrastructure, including but not limited to servers, domain names, and other network or technological constructs. The individual duties of TECH members are not strictly defined; TECH divides the work it is responsible for however it sees fit among its members.
If you have any interest at all in how any of the enumerated items above function, and are interested in doing work to help the club in anything that might fall under that broad umbrella of responsibility, I would invite you to apply for a position on TECH.
There are more details for what we’re looking for below:
Bare Minimum Statutory Requirements That Are Written Into TECH’s Bylaw
You must not be a current Department Director, Fleet Commander, the President of the Club, or the Vice President. If you are currently holding one of these positions and decide to apply for TECH, you must be prepared to resign that position in favor of working on TECH in the event that you are selected.
Requirements That Aren’t Written Into TECH’s Bylaw, But That Joe Will Insist On As Being Minimally Necessary
You must have been in the club long enough that we can have some sense, independent of your own assurance, as to whether you can be trusted to handle significant responsibility and “power.” In order to do that, I would particularly like to see the following:
You must also have “above average” technical aptitude in “something useful”, or the ability to develop that through “somewhat-guided independent study.”
“Above average” means above the club’s average, not the average of all IT professionals in the world. If people in the club are already asking you for help on certain things, you probably are at least above average. If you even play a little bit with any technical type-thing, you are probably above average. Even if you feel like you aren’t above average but you simply like playing with technical type things, then you might actually be above average; people generally like things they are good at doing.
“Something useful” is a potentially infinite list of skills and abilities, but here are a few that I think are probably most relevant:
“Somewhat-guided independent study” is what you might have to do if you don’t know something on this list as well as you need to. That will likely consist of me giving you some vague idea what you should read or practice, or giving you a task to do that might improve a skill, and then you doing it on your own and learning from that. I can’t tell you every single detail of every single thing that you might ever need to do, and I can’t run a university-level computer science course just for you (in part because I’ve never taken one aside from an introductory Java course that I mostly skipped).
Nice To Haves
In addition to the list of “something useful”, an ideal candidate will already be familiar with some of the following: the Django web development framework, Foundation for Sites, jQuery, SQL databases, cPanel/WHM, git, Atlassian Bitbucket, and Atlassian Jira Cloud.
Please submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org introducing yourself to me as if I do not already know you, using any details at all about yourself or your time in the club that you think are relevant. After the introduction, please write on the following topics:
Applications will be accepted until May 1. I will interview applicants at any time once their application is received. Selection will take place as soon as possible after May 1.
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