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Ashod Kassabian
founder, organizer


Avenue A / Razorfish


My name is Lillya Nashanchik. I am a technical recruiter with Avenue A Razorfish in New York. We are the largest digital marketing services firm in the world. We are a company that focuses on web design for a variety of clients nationally.

I am currently looking to grow our company by hiring technology professionals. I have various openings available that include Front and Back End Developers, Technical Architects and Technical Directors.

Is there anyone in your network who would be interested in hearing about opportunities with my firm? Can I send you some positions to post?

Lillya Nashanchik| Lead Technology Recruiter | direct 212-798-6684

cell 917-572-7257 fax 212-798-6601

Flash opening in Secaucus NJ


I have a Flash opening in Secaucus NJ. The maximum they are willing to pay is 50/hr. Below is what they are looking for. Are you interested? Or do you know someone who might be interested?

Looking for:

Loading multiple XML files in a single stage.

Preloading all images off location (nothing is embedded).

.flv control (whether NS stream manipulation or skinning media components).

Understanding of collision detection (drag and drop, or panning a image within confined area).

AS2 is what we are coding in at the moment but, understanding of AS3 OPP for when we go production.

Stephen Ingenito

Robert Half Technology

201-843-7776 x 66181

Must Have AS3 and Senior Flash Development Experience

Hi Ashod,

Take a look at these two immediate openings I’m working on and please let me know if you or any colleagues would be interested…

1.  contract with media firm...

FYI- the candidate doesn't need experience with Flex, but must have AS3 and senior flash development experience.

Job description: a local web design and development company is seeking a Flash/Flex developer with Actionscript 2/3 development and engineering support experience.


6-8 years of experience managing, architecting and building complex Flash/Flex websites and applications

5+ years experience in Actionscript (through 3.0)

Experience with MVC design patterns

Experience with Flex 2

Experience with Flash Media Server

Experience with XML, HTML, CSS, PHP and Object Oriented Development Experience with Photoshop and Illustartor

Other desired skills:

Strong communication skills and experience working with a cross functional team Experience leading small technical teams XML, DOM, Javascript and AJAX Experience in defining user and business requirements, use case scenarios, flow diagrams, wireframe specifications and interface designs Exposure to the Media and Entertainment business would be a plus

2.  contract to hire for major publication firm...

The Flash Developer reports to the Design Director and is responsible for building and maintaining Flash-based mini sites and advertising campaigns for the company.  The Flash Developer works closely with designers to create fluid and user-friendly web sites exclusively in Flash and HTML.

Four to five years of Flash development experience (Flash MX 2004/ Flash Professional 8) with an emphasis on Action Scripting (ActionScript2) is preferred.  Must also have proficiency in XML and HTML.  Web design experience and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is desired.

Best Regards,

Christian DiMare
Bon Consulting, Inc.
95 River Street, Suite 408
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Office: 201-876-7900 ext 102
Cell: 732-887-0405
Fax: 201-876-7995

Senior Front End Web Developer with Strong CSS2

Hi Ashod,

Thank you for keeping me in the loop for these events.

Could you post a job opportunity I have available for a major publication firm in NYC, both contract and permanent opportunities available for this profile.

It has been a struggle to find qualified resources with tableless layout experience. Candidates can contact me at or 732-887-0405.

Much appreciated.

Thank you.

Senior Front End Web Developer with Strong CSS2

The candidate will use senior-level CSS2, HTML and scripting to build and support dynamic Web site applications for some of the world's top online and print publishing brands. The candidate will take a technical leadership position in the Web Production department, a deadline driven environment with an emphasis on attention to detail.

The candidate will be responsible for the full Web site development lifecycle in a JSP environment including: meeting detailed functional and technical specifications, following quality assurance methodologies, using source control and versioning procedures. The candidate will be looked upon to work with different departments to achieve a common goal. Also the candidate is expected to be an active problem solver who understands the needs of the online publishing industry.

The candidate will demonstrate senior-level knowledge of the following technologies:

Web page layout using CSS 2
JavaScript/DOM Scripting/AJAX
JSP, with a concentration in Struts/Tiles infrastructure
Cross platform/browser compatibility and troubleshooting techniques
Adobe Photoshop
UNIX command line and editing environment

The candidate will ideally have experience with:

IBM Rational ClearCase
IBM WebSphere
Interwoven TeamSite
Page weight optimization

The candidate will have a minimum of two years professional experience, with a major in Computer Science preferred.

Best Regards,

Christian DiMare
Bon Consulting, Inc.
95 River Street, Suite 408
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Office: 201-876-7900 ext 102
Cell: 732-887-0405
Fax: 201-876-7995

Sr. front end Web Developer


I have an outstanding talent bridge opportunity for a Sr. front end Web Developer. The position is with a major Fortune 500 company located in midtown Manhattan. We are looking for someone who is on the threshold of breaking into some more challenging projects—someone who exudes enthusiasm and is ready to “break out”. This is a great team in which to grow and the client offers multiple paths for advancement.

Here are the details:

This position requires demonstrated mastery of modern web-development techniques and prior experience working with large-scale dynamic web applications. A list demonstrating a history of web development projects is a must. The best candidate will have a proven history with web site development, an excellent understanding of web standards working in a corporate environment. A successful candidate must be confident, diplomatic, analytical, proactive, organized, detail-oriented, and responsible.


At least 4+ years experience hand-coding HTML, XHTML, JavaScript and CSS.
Familiar with Web standards and cross-platform, cross-browser issues.

Some experience using Photoshop for image slicing and optimization Experience developing and testing across multiple browsers, platforms Extensive experience working on tight deadlines in fast-paced environments.
Extremely detail oriented, self-motivated and disciplined.

The client is looking for someone who can provide some added value to the team—someone who can see the big picture.

Communication skills are very important as there is a heavy amount of client interaction.

So take your career to the next level and send me a Word copy of your resume ASAP.

Of course, if the timing seems inappropriate, we offer lots of fabulous cash and prizes should you recommend someone who is placed!

Looking forward to your prompt reply!


Bill Bush

Sr. Technical Recruiter

71 w. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-367-2472 | Fax: 212-228-8002 | Mobile: 440-503-5700

We represent more than 400,000 marketing and creative professionals around the globe.
Visit to learn more.

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Strong with HTML, CSS, XML and Javascript

Hi Ashod,

I wanted to ask you if you can share this position with member of your user group. This is a position that i am having a very difficult time finding someone for. This is a contract to hire role.


This role will definitely be a combination of design and coding. This person will be someone who is creative and can do the design piece but also do some hard-coding.

Candidate must be strong with HTML, CSS, XML and Javascript. At least some experience with AJAX is also a requirement. Any experience with Macromedia or Flash would be a plus.

These are ASP based applications sitting on C# and this candidate should have an understanding of the "hand shake" between the front end and the middle tier a .Net platform.

Luis Perez | Staffing Manager
Winter Wyman Technology - National
tel: 888-514-7181 | fax: 888-514-7163

View Luis Perez's profile on LinkedIn

Freelance Interface Engineer

Hello Ashod,

I am currently working on the following position for my client, a media company in NYC. They need someone who can start on February 13th and the job goes until the end of April. Here is the job description:

Freelance Interface Engineer
The Interface Engineer is responsible for the development of interface components of highend/
high-quality web applications. This encompasses the design, implementation, and maintenance
of interface code and other interface elements, as well as all related activities within a web
application development process.
- Design, implement, and maintain client-side interface components
- Define and execute cross-platform/cross-browser testing
- Configure and maintain related technology infrastructure
- Develop technical documentation
- Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues
- Collaborate with technical and creative team members
- Determine feasibility and impact of technology solutions
- Have a general understanding of client's business needs
- Follow technology trends and apply appropriately
- Scope and estimate projects or project components
- Assist on new business development
- Experience developing interface code for web applications
- Experience with the following interface technologies: HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript
- Experience with one or more of the following rich interface technologies: Ajax, Flash, Flex
- Experience with cross-browser and cross-platform implementations and associated issues
- Experience with one or more of the following server-side template systems: JSP,
ASP/ASPX, PHP, Ruby on Rails
- Experience with XML, XSLT and related standards and technologies
- Experience modifying interface elements like images, Flash files and similar
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop and image compression standards
- Experience with software development best practices: Development methodologies, and
processes (SDLC), architectures (MVC), version control, defect tracking
- Experience with one or more of the following tools: Apache, IIS, iPlanet
- Experience with a command line Unix interface
- Experience with interactive marketing practices and technologies
- Experience with interactive marketing vendors, practices, and technologies
- Ability to communicate effectively and clearly
- Ability to effectively assess and solve technical problems
- Ability to work on a multitude of concurrent projects
- Prior experience in professional services and/or interactive marketing a plus
- Related degrees and certifications a plus
- Experience with content management systems a plus
- Experience with search optimization a plus
Please feel free to have anyone who fits the description contact me with their resume and contact information. Thanks for your help!
Mike Caporusso, 
757 3RD AVE, SUITE 201, NY, NY 10017
F 212.588.5911

PHP mySQL development opportunities


I have a few outstanding PHP mySQL development opportunities that may match your skill set.  The clients are located in the tri-state area.  Most of these opportunities are long term contracts with occasional direct hire positions.

I would be happy to discuss the details with you.

Of course, if the timing seems inappropriate, we offer lots of fabulous cash and prizes should you recommend someone who is placed!

Looking forward to your prompt reply!

Bill Bush

Sr. Recruiter


212-367-2472 (office)

440-503-5700 (cell)


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