CollabRx is a start-up creating a platform that will accelerate the
search for therapies for rare diseases . We seek a full-time front
end developer to join our core engineering team. The position requires
AJAX, Flash/Flex, cross-browser issues ), Linux expertise, and at
least a BS or equivalent degree . The position is at our downtown
Palo Alto headquarters and offers excellent benefits. Write: Jeff
Shrager, CTO, email@example.com.
 Or so we hope!
 I’m looking forward to Ryan’s deconstruction of this list; and
yeah, I know that some of them occupy orthogonal ontological
 Why a BS? Well, in all honestly, I don’t care; If you’re smart
enough, degrees be damned!
Wow, how surprising it is to get a mention before I even launch into another dissection, or “deconstruction” as you call it.
Your advertisement is extremely hard to pick at because it’s short, and not only that, but there is nothing to pick at! It’s all summed up in a paragraph I could’ve read whilst chewing on a couple of mouthfuls of lunch (but lunch was an hour ago). You list only what you need and don’t sugar coat any of it with “leading-edge technology” or “hot receptionist” (although the latter would be an added incentive), you give the facts as they are and that’s what makes it so great.
I do find it strange however how you give a stanford.edu email address. Are you part of the faculty there or a student? Why don’t you have your own domain name?
I feel strange also, about replying to a job advertisement without actually applying for it on my last day in my current job, and I would be interested in applying if I was in the area.
A nicely written job advertisement, the kind that I would like to see more of. Well done.