Morgan's Brain

Mar. 12, 2009 at 1:00am

Job Lead of the Week: Building Websites in Cuba

I get mail...

There is something going on in Cuba - Guantanamo Bay more specifically. I'm on a ton of email lists. One of them is for General Dynamics, a subcontractor of choice for the Federal government. Check out the latest call for resumes:

General Dynamics - Immediate Needs for Developers in Cuba!

General Dynamics Information Technology is a top-tier IT integrator that provides information technology, systems engineering and professional services to customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, federal civil and commercial sectors. With 16,000 professionals worldwide, the company has the customer knowledge, domain expertise and proven performance to manage large-scale, mission-critical IT programs.

General Dynamics Information Technology is currently seeking to fill immediate needs in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. for the following positions:

  • Senior Web Developers
  • Web Developers
  • .Net Developers

Must have and active security clearance or be eligible to obtain a security clearance to qualify for the positions.

Aren't they shutting Guantanamo down? Why would they suddenly need a massive website?


comments [10]  |  posted under tacoma


by NineInchNachos on 3/11/2009 @ 11:03pm
The prison is going away they say... The government would be crazy to abandon the navy base though.

by zastica on 3/12/2009 @ 10:13am
I hear it's warm in Cuba.

by ixia on 3/12/2009 @ 10:26am
It is crazy NOT to abandon it. Let's leave the Cubans in peace for once. The island belongs to the Cuban people.The world is not ours to take. It will catch up to us sooner or later. Sooner is getting rather cose these days.
The BlueMouse is hosting a fundariser for our sister city Cienfuegos tonight at 5.45. Cuban dinner and a movie (Hasta cierto punto).

And yes, it is warm in Cuba. It is absurd and ignorant we don't get to travel there...

by fredo on 3/12/2009 @ 12:14pm
There's a large constituency of Cubans living in Miami that think Cuba belongs to them. Did the Castro regime gain legitimate authority?

by ixia on 3/12/2009 @ 1:38pm
They live in Miami. What is your point?

by fredo on 3/12/2009 @ 8:05pm
The Cubans in Miami escaped a repressive government and it's my understanding that they would like to repatriate Cuba.

For the record Obama's position on Cuban American relations is the call for freeing political prisoners, instituting a free press, the allowance of free speech, freedom of assembly, and free and fair elections. He calls it the "libertad" policy. A little effort by the Cuban government would go a long way to normalizing relations. Who wouldn't like to vacation in Cuba?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/12/2009 @ 8:14pm
Many people in the world are trying to escape repressive governments, what are we supposed to do? Do we let them all come to the United States? What is the big deal about Cubans that have made it to our shores, seems to me they are pretty lucky. Lots of people around the world are not so lucky including those that live under repressive governments set up by our own government.

by NineInchNachos on 3/12/2009 @ 8:40pm
I'd go to cuba just to check out all the old classic cars that are kept alive through human ingenuity+improvisation

by fredo on 3/12/2009 @ 9:21pm
An excellent documentary on the subject of Cuban American relations is entitled Boxers and Ballerinas. Also worth checking out is the Buena Vista Social Club.

by morgan on 3/12/2009 @ 11:33pm
Things are starting to make sense: Obama and Rual have an agreement - check out the recent news:

President Raul Castro abruptly ousted some of Cuba's most powerful officials Monday, remaking the government in the biggest shakeup since he took over from his ailing brother Fidel Castro a year ago. The changes replaced some key Fidel loyalists, including the longtime foreign minister, with men closer to Raul.

Could the military be replacing the prison with a facility to get Cuba wired?