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TECHWORKING: Imake Software & Services

Monday, December 27, 2004; Page E05

Imake Software & Services Inc. plans to hire six or seven people as soon as possible. Mark Schaszberger, chairman and chief executive, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.

What does your company do?

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Imake is a software systems integration company. We build infrastructure software for three marketplaces: cable, telecommunications and content providers. Our software is geared to enable next-generation broadband products and services. We provide asset management in that we physically move a company's products over a broadband connection and manage all the media assets like videos from Hollywood, games, advertisements or music videos. We also provide billing systems for royalty settlement as well as network management services that help make sure you have the right amount of bandwidth and the right servers connected. We distribute various products around the world and make sure that the businesses can monetize their services and products by advertising the most current promotions. Certain categories of people watch certain categories of content. We try to make sure those categories are highly targeted, so if you're watching a kids channel you get ads for kids toys. We also allow bundling of services so the content providers can get their digital content from the studios to the service providers in a seamless manner. We're trying to make sure these products are enabled as easily as possible.

What do you think your employees would say are the best reasons for working at your company?

Historically we've been an engineering company. The people we have at this company enjoy the latest technology and working in this industry. You're working with high-profile customers and great technology in a fast-moving space in the broadband world.

Who owns your company?

I do. It's a private company.

What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?

We've been around for more than 11 years, and a high percentage of our employees have been here for five or six years. We've been aggressive in the way we promote and run the business.

What are the demographics of your company?

Company-wide, we're 50 percent female and 40 percent minority. The four-person senior management team has no women and one minority.

What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?

We're hiring six or seven software engineers and architects. We're looking for one senior software architect with seven to 10 years of experience, one or two mid-level software engineers with three to five years of experience and two to four junior software engineers with up to two years of experience. All of the positions require experience with Java and C++.

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