Hire someone who actually can get the job done on the first Try!!
Originally Posted by SkyLeach
I'm a software and systems engineer with more than 18 years of experience. I have written software for six of the seven layers on the OSI model. I've developed on windows, linux, Solaris, AIX, mac and OS2 with c/c++, java, php, python, perl, tcl and ada. I've designed and set up six data centers with 100% open-source and custom software solutions including full HA and failover compliance using software layer-four switching, broadcast TCP session sharing on the farm, node-cluster load distribution and heuristic adaptive algorithms.
You cycle your servers often enough to convince one that there is a memory leak or other program flaw in your server logic that should be identified and corrected. You are forced to use instances for load balancing and distribution. You use UDP packets to transmit individual keystrokes that lead to severe in-game complications due to dropped packets (the infamous 'stuck-key' problem).
I love Star Trek, I need a job, and I can solve your problems. PM me for resume.
The way things are going right now, I should be able to start work and fix the problem before the servers are back up. o.0
(j/k but seriously I am on the market once I finish my current contract ;-D )
it's very hard to prove the next guy you hire is better than the one you already have. also takes months to find and train someone new (even someone with experience in the general area). so we''ll have to do with the people they have now.
but who knows, if you recruited another 1000 people they might have budget for some else.