Posted by Willy Franzen on November 9, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Product Engineer Intern||Tucson, AZ|
|Researcher – Antitrust||White Plains, NY|
|High School RSP Resouce Specialist Teacher||Los Angeles, CA|
|Systems Administrator||South San Francisco, CA|
|Director of Nursing||San Antonio, TX|
|Elementary Bilingual Teacher - Cisneros Campus||Los Angeles, CA|
|Elementary 1st-5th Grade Bilingual Teacher - Catellanos Campus||Los Angeles, CA|
|Middle School 6th-8th Grade Math Teacher - Eisner Campus||Los Angeles, CA|
|Moderate to Severe Itinerant Special Education Teacher||Los Angeles, CA|
|Sr. Product Manager||Seattle, WA|
Every website goes down at some point. Even Facebook and Google have outages. The causes can range from a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy to a mistake by an engineer to too many people trying to use the website at once. Downtime is expensive (except for startups with no revenue), and the most important way to manage downtime is to monitor it. Rigor is an Atlanta, GA based company that provides tools to monitor and improve performance for websites and apps. I use a site called Pingdom to monitor my uptime, and it’s free. For most web site owners, a free or cheap solution is good enough. But as a site gets bigger and faces more complex performance issues, the needs for monitoring and testing increase. That’s the market that Rigor serves.
Rigor’s services range from $250 to $1,500 per month, which puts them in the middle of the market. My guess is that any company that would spend much more than that would probably build their own tools for things like Web Application Monitoring, Mobile Monitoring, Web Services Monitoring, and Load Testing. Rigor doesn’t provide much more information about their company, but if you read through their White Papers and their Blog, you should be able to get a better feel for what they do and how they operate. And if you look at Rigor’s Jobs page, you’ll see that they’re looking for a Business Development Representative. This is a non-technical, entry level position, though it’ll probably help a lot of if you’re able to get a good grasp of what Rigor does through technology. I also have to imagine that Rigor would love to hear from you if you have the technical chops to help them keep improving their product offerings.
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What site do you hate to see go down?