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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!

Well, I can finally start releasing the name of our product / company / web site since 1 - we are officially expanding the team and hiring more people and 2 - the placeholder page is up at  But I can't tell you what we are building yet.

Hey, here is a good way to find out.  Join the company!

Hiring in St. Louis

We are a small web development group looking to expand our team. Plain and simple, we are looking for great developers. We are focused on finding people who have a passion for development and are excited to be part of a team that is developing a leading semantic web application. There's no Ruby, Java or PHP here… Microsoft only.

You will be working in a fast paced environment that deals with a lot of Web 2.0 (I really hate that term) technology.  We value team members who make the internet a part of their lives, not just a place they send their hard work for other people to use.  Here's a quick test.  Which search engine just threw in the towel?  What do Alex and Kevin sit on?  What's the point of Twitter?  What should manager Rob write himself?

What to expect from our environment? 

We have one core rule:  Create great software.  There is no team of red tape police who have locked down your workstation and blocked 50% of the sites on the internet.  No crazy rules about reading blogs or blocking IM. 

Each Monday we start a new development iteration where you will commit to the amount of work you can get done for the week.  Thursday's are code reviews, so no sneaking in a DataSet to get the job done quick.  Friday's are iteration review meeting day where you will demo what you finished during the week.  And every morning is a quick standup meeting.


  • You should know C# or VB.NET (but you will be using C#), ASP.NET 2.0 or higher and SQL Server 2005.
  • It would be helpful if you also knew AJAX and how to write unit tests.
  • It would be really great if you already knew CSLA or ComponentArt.

The Joel Test results: 11 out of 12.

  1. Do you use source control? (YES)
  2. Can you make a build in one step? (YES)
  3. Do you make daily builds? (YES+)  We believe in continuous integration.  No breaking the build.
  4. Do you have a bug database? (YES)
  5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code? (YES)
  6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule? (YES)
  7. Do you have a spec? (YES)
  8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions? (NO) You will be working in an open area with 4 other developers.
  9. Do you use the best tools money can buy? (YES)
  10. Do you have testers? (YES)
  11. Do new candidates write code during their interview? (YES)
  12. Do you do hallway usability testing?  (YES)

Still interested even after #11?  Then send me an e-mail using the contact form or

Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 4:00 PM | Back to top

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Hahah, I used the same Joel Test (we'll an expanded version) in finding companies i'd work for and it has been productive.

Sounds like you have a great company brewing Scott! Let me know when you expand in CA ;)

God Bless!
Left by Keith Rull on Apr 01, 2008 10:58 AM

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Sounds like a great venture you're part of. I'm really surprised that was available'd think it was taken by some circus troupe or something back in 2000.

Left by D'Arcy from Winnipeg on Apr 01, 2008 1:53 PM

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Well, it wasn't exactly available. We had to acquire it. I doubt any English word is still available. But we are serious about the venture and didn't want yet another domain name like
Left by Scott Kuhl on Apr 01, 2008 4:37 PM

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I see that juggle is hiring again! Are you still working there?
Left by Andrew on Sep 09, 2009 10:03 PM

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I work there.. I love workin at :)
Left by Ranjeesh on Nov 12, 2009 12:02 AM

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These employers have higher turnover than mcDonalds! Developers stay away!
Left by monster on Jun 25, 2011 9:43 AM

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I no longer work there, so I can't comment on current working conditions at Juggle. We've (my wife and I) been gone for a couple of years now, so it's quite possible things have changed a lot.
Left by Scott Kuhl on Jun 25, 2011 11:07 AM

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