Wowzer, video screening/interviewing provider, announced the public release of the first Wowzer API. Wowzer believes its video screening platform (as an alternative to phone screening) reduces candidate screening time by 75%. Recruiters and employers can evaluate and respond to applicants in a time and manner most beneficial to their organization. Extending the Wowzer platform via API allows recruiters to integrate the Wowzer features into existing hiring processes.
APIs open up a lot of unique opportunities that require engineers with diverse skill sets. You can see this in both the engineering and evangelism roles below from Stormpath, Xero and Klout. Being a polyglot is as important as ever, especially when the technology you’re building by definition can work with everything else.
There are two sides to the API equation: production and consumption. This week’s API job openings are focused on the consumption side which presents a unique set of challenges as an application becomes more distributed.
Quick: Name that professional network with more than 50 million members. Did you guess… Viadeo? LinkedIn is larger, with over 175 million members. But Viadeo has upped it is game with its acquisition of Pealk, which bills itself as the #1 head hunting App on the web. According to the press release, that search ability is what Viadeo is after.
This week we have three openings that all put equal weight on the developer experience side of APIs as much as the APIs themselves. Building a great developer portal is a key part of any public API strategy and these positions at State, Macys.com and Emergent One reinforce this.
Are you at a career crossroads? Or are you a developer trying to help those who are and those who needs data on the world of work? According to the US Department of Labor’s o*net, their resource center is “ the nation’s primary source of occupational information.” The site can be used to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.”The o*net API makes their data available for use in your apps.
This weeks collection of API jobs features an international listing and 5 other contenders for your talents. These listing come from 3 companies, spread across the world. Make sure the check out the listing and also the ProgrammableWeb profile that is connected to it.
Germany-based “business social network” XING announced this week that the XING API is now officially out of beta, and invited external developers to register for access at dev.xing.com. Since March of this year, the XING API has been available as a “closed beta,” and XING reported that over three thousand developers tried out the API during that period, “creating almost 150 active apps and producing around 17 million API requests per day.”