[HIRING] Entry-Level Web Application Developer

Job Description
We at No-IP are seeking an energetic professional to join our team as an entry-level web application developer. This position will be responsible for developing and releasing web applications for both customer use and internal corporate use, contributing to all aspects of the product development and release cycle.

Required Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Proficient in HTML / Javascript.
Programming experience in SQL and PHP.
Understanding of web application security techniques.
Previous use of Mercurial or Subversion for code management and versioning
Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Preferred
Knowledge of DNS
Experience developing applications in PHP, SQL, HTML, JavaScript, and AJAX.
Familiarity with basic Linux/MySQL administration.
History of researching and resolving challenging and complex bugs.
Demonstrated proficiency with all aspects of the software development process including requirements gathering, design, and implementation, debugging, and testing.

Responsibilities
Develop Web Applications for mission critical business functions
Actively participate in all aspects of the No-IP Application Development life cycle
Work closely with Chief Technology Officer to design, implement, and deploy projects

Instructions for Applying
If you would like to apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format addressed to “HR Manager” detailing your interest and qualifications to
hr@no-ip.com with only “Entry-Level Web Application Developer” in the subject line. Please, no phone calls about this job. (Note: Cover letters and resumes that are not in PDF format will not be opened)

Additional Information
Contact via email:
hr@no-ip.com 
Location: Reno, Nevada


Compensation: Compensation for this position will be competitive and commensurate with skills and experience; compensation will include salary, paid vacation, health, dental, 401(k) and many other perks. 
Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. 
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Does this job sound like a good fit for you? Email your cover letter and resume to hr@no-ip.com

 

No-IP New Hire!

No-IP is excited to welcome our new hire Web Developer/Designer, Casey Kennedy. Casey comes to us from the travel/hospitality industry.

“No-IP is unlike any company I’ve ever worked for. The environment is comfortable, the team exceptional. I am excited to get started on a ton of new projects,” stated Casey.

Welcome Casey!

What is a Dynamic IP Address?

We get this question a lot from users, so I think it is fair to touch on it quite often.

First, let’s explain what an IP address is. An Internet Protocal Address or IP address for short, is like your computers phone number. Without it, your computer wouldn’t be able to connect to the Internet. Every computer, tablet, smart phone, and internet enabled device has it’s own IP address (even some light bulbs have an IP address these days).  An IP address consists of numbers and periods (192.168.1.1).

So, what is a dynamic IP address? Well, a dynamic IP address is one that changes from time to time and isn’t always the same. If you have a  residential cable or DSL service, you most likely have a dynamic IP address. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide customers with a dynamic IP addresses because they are more cost effective. Instead of one IP address always being yours (static IP address), your IP address is pulled from a pool of addresses and then assigned to you. After a few days, weeks or sometimes even months, that number gets put back into the pool of numbers and you are assigned a new number.

This is why a dynamic IP address can make it tricky to remotely access your PC, DVR or webcam, because even if you know your IP address at this moment, 5 minutes from now it could be different. So if you are away and want to access your computer remotely, but you have the wrong IP address, you will not be able to connect to your computer.

Dynamic DNS makes a dynamic IP address act as though it’s static (does not change) even though it is not.  With No-IP you create an easy to remember hostname. This hostname is the URL that you type into your browser to connect to your remote device. Our Dynamic Update Client takes your hostname that you created (yourname.no-ip.org) and points it to your IP address. When your IP address changes, our Dynamic Update Client updates your IP address on our servers, therefore your hostname stays active with your active IP address and your connection stays available all the time.

Sometimes, routers have dynamic DNS or DDNS built into the router. With this feature, you do not need to download our Dynamic Update Client. You will just need to log in to the admin settings on your router and configure it with your No-IP username, password and hostname. This will keep your connection active for you automatically.

Dynamic IP addresses are a bit annoying, but with the right software you can get around them easily and for free. Most ISPs will not provide a static IP address to residential customers and if they do, they are often very expensive.

Additional questions or comments? Leave them below!

No-IP Dynamic DNS Now in Cisco Routers!

No-IP is in the latest version of firmware as an integrated Dynamic DNS solution for this Cisco router, hopefully more to come soon! Cheers!
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CISPA (H.R. 3523) Passed the House in a Rush Vote Thursday

Yesterday was a big day for the Internet. CISPA (H.R. 3523) the bill that we spoke about a few weeks ago, was approved in the House by a vote of 248-168. It wasn’t even supposed to be discussed until today, which is why it’s even more shocking. The bill went through a rush vote and was quickly passed with a few minor amendments.

What does this mean? This means that the bill will now move onto the Senate for approval. If the Senate approves it, then it could still be vetoed by the President, since his advisors have already threatened to veto it.

An excerpt from that statement:

“The bill also lacks sufficient limitations on the sharing of personally identifiable information between private entities and does not contain adequate oversight or accountability measures necessary to ensure that the data is used only for appropriate purposes. Citizens have a right to know that corporations will be held legally accountable for failing to safeguard personal information adequately.”

The bill passed yesterday with some amendments, but were those amendments enough to protect us and remove the severe vagueness of the bill? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no, they actually do the exact opposite. The bill is even vaguer and invading. The bill basically says that the 4th Amendment doesn’t apply online anymore. Ridiculous to say the least.

An excerpt from a CNET article:

“CISPA would “waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity,” Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat and onetime Web entrepreneur, said during the debate. “Allowing the military and NSA to spy on Americans on American soil goes against every principle this country was founded on.”

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and author of CISPA, responded by telling his colleagues to ignore “all the things they’re saying about the bill that are not true.” He pleaded: “Stand for America! Support this bill!”

The amendments to the bill can be viewed here.

So, what can you do? Follow this link to quickly and easily send a message to your Senators.

I think this government needs a tune up.