Recruiting #fail: On Recruiting for Proficiency

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What follows is a position description received this month from a firm  — not a recruiter.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications including MS Project
  • Front end development (HTML, Flash, Ajax, Javascript – templates)
  • Back end development (XML, HTTPS, Web Services, Web dav, data mapping)
  • Experience with implementing and managing Demand Ware solutions a plus, Demandware Business Manager, DemandWare UX studio (Eclipse based development environment), DemandWare control center
  • Clear understanding of web technologies like Java, DotNet, PHP, Ruby, SQL, MYSQL, MSSQL, HTML 5, Javascript, IIS, Apache, Performance fine tuning techniques, Flash, AJAX, Mobile platform, CRM, Web services, XML
  • Understanding of Informatica, SAP, Biztalk is a plus

A piece of work, but not about getting work done.

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