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From: "comp.compilers" <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Oct 2006 23:55:45 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: jobs
Posted-Date: 08 Oct 2006 23:55:45 EDT

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Subject: Compiler Job Opportunity At Coverity (Boston/SF)
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 19:53:57 -0600
From: "Block, Ken" <>

Coverity is the producer of the market leading static code analysis
tool Prevent. Prevent stands apart from other such tools thanks to its
low false positive rate, saving developers significant time and

Coverity has a number of job openings, all related to compilers Specifically, I'm looking to
fill the following position. Enthusiastic new grads with significant
compiler experience will be considered.

Job Title Description

Compiler Engineer

Job Description

Coverity is looking for a highly motivated, self-directed, and
experienced engineer who can take responsibility for developing and
maintaining our compiler front end. The goal is to maximize our
compatibility with all open-source and commercially available compilers.
Success in this role will be measured by the extent of the
compatibility. This high profile role will require systematic, detailed
work on test cases as well as writing code to support compatibility
layers for new compilers. This Engineer reports to the Vice President,
Engineering. Location is San Francisco or Boston.

Development: Involves all aspects of compiler compatibility development.

* Implement compiler compatibility layers to allow Coverity's front end
code to parse code written for other compilers.

* Update and maintain this code as needed to ensure that Coverity
maintains its industry-leading compiler compatibility.

* Assist with technical partnerships between Coverity and other compiler

Test: Involves designing and developing the test infrastructure needed
to ensure that Coverity maintains its industry-leading compiler

* Strategize on best practices for testing the compiler/OS/IDE
compatibility matrix, including using open source compiler test suites
for C/C++ to improve standards compliance.

* Design and execute the compatibility matrix of test suites such that
test coverage is as close to 100% as possible.

* Development and automation of the test infrastructure needed to
support the compiler testsuite.

* Professional Experience and Personal Qualities

Leadership: Demonstrated skills in effecting change. Candidate needs to
be able to pull together one's own ideas and suggestions from others
into a vision for achieving individual and group objectives. Candidate
must then be able to implement this vision with minimal supervision.

Technical Experience

* Must have strong expertise (4+ years) with developing C/C++

* Must have strong understanding of C/C++ syntax and templates.
Knowledge of C/C++ parsing would be a plus.

* Having an understanding of compiler technology would be a plus. Having
knowledge of the internals of the EDG parser would be a significant

* Should have 4+ years experience with a wide range of compiler and OS
environments, such as gcc, WindRiver, Solaris, HPUX, AIX, Mac OS X,
FreeBSD, NetBSD, Eclipse IDE, Windows, etc.

Problem Solving: Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
are required, and must be able to quickly assess which questions need to
be asked. Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to make judgments
independently and with little direction from others.

Personal skills: Candidate must display the following qualities:

* Excellent communicator (written and verbal)

* Motivated by quality and excellence, especially in the area of

* Team player who is capable of successfully leveraging his or her

* Strong interest in learning and growing. Enjoys working in a dynamic

Education: BA Computer Science, BS or MS or equivalent experience

The ideal candidate is someone who is, or has been a compiler
development engineer or porting engineer who has a passion for ensuring
that the Coverity compilation technology can support all compiler/OS/and
IDE variations.

More Information and Contact

Qualified candidates please send a resume to

Kenneth Block
Coverity, Inc.
401.709.4532 Tel
401.633.6929 Fax


Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 13:09:00 +0100
From: Programming Research Ltd <>
Subject: C++ Developer for C Parser/Analyser Product (Surrey, UK)

This development position is open with Programming Research, makers of
the QAC and QAC++ Suites of Analysis Products:

C++ Developer for C Parser/Analyser Product:

This is a hugely exciting and empowering role to lead and shape the
future of a very successful global product and brand. We're looking
for a missionary zeal to bring added sophistication and intelligence
to the analysis and diagnosis of C code, working with industries
varying from Aerospace to Medical, EDA to Motor.

Your Role will include:
- participation in development of the key parser component in the QAC
product, as part of a small focused team.
- responsibility for undertaking development of new modules and major
module enhancements.
- significant ownership in proposing and designing product enhancements,
and major input in suggesting how to achieve improved behaviour
according to customer requirements.
- close involvement and participation in planning and executing product
plans, management of source code and related quality control procedures,
preparation of all code modules according to build system requirements,
review of testing procedures and associated follow-up.
- second-level support of customer issues on existing releases,
providing feedback to support help desk.

Your Attributes:
3+ year's systems or compiler development experience in C/C++.
Comprehensive standards-level knowledge of the C language.
Development knowledge and experience on Windows, Solaris, HP, and/or
Linux platforms.
Strong team player, with excellent written and verbal skills
Motivated to work on your own as well as actively contributing to team
Meticulous, high attention to detail, and organized in work commitments.
Capable of handling pressure well, results and deadline focused,
flexible in terms of working pattern.

Location: Hersham, Surrey, England.
Contact: Fergus Bolger (email:

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