New year, new job? Ten companies that are hiring

Execs offer advice for getting tech jobs in fast-growing companies

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Corbis, a Seattle-based digital imaging company owned by Bill Gates, is adding some 70 positions, system engineers, front-end Web developers, and experts in systems infrastructure.

The company now employs about 600 worldwide, but the open positions are all in Seattle.

The company has an aggressive technology roadmap to develop its business, said Amber Ushka, senior manager of HR recruiting.

Corbis has recruiters and uses job boards to seek qualified candidates, but because the company is well known a job ad can produce as many as 200 responses.

"The candidates that really stand out to us are the folks that demonstrate a real passion for their profession, irrespective of what the profession is," said Ushka.

Passion may appear in the things that people do in a community, or artistically, whether its photography or writing, said Ushka.

Corbis values a collaborative approach. "We like to hear great ideas -- we like people who have the guts to bring those ideas forward," said Ushka.

Corbis is hiring for a wide range of jobs, including database developers and engineers, tech support workers and data analysts.

Corbis' career page is here .


The major tech companies are always filling positions, and right now Intel has more than 900 openings -- about 500 regular full-time jobs and 400 internships in engineering and manufacturing.

The number one position to fill are software engineers, the company said. Intel is also seeking component design engineers, process engineers, manufacturing technicians and hardware engineers.

For any open position, the company typically gets more than 100 applicants.

For those who make it to on-site interviews, candidates are asked several open-ended questions and interviewers look for creative and problem solving answers.

Intel provides eligible employees with an eight-week sabbatical, with full salary and benefits, after every seven years of full-time service. The company, in written responses to questions from Computerworld, said the perk allows "employees to completely unplug and come back to work refreshed and rejuvenated."

Intel's career page is here .

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