Farmville, Mafia Wars and Zynga Poker - Few of the games which are a rage globally right now. They have millions of users globally and probably the highest number of database commit operations (search engines primarily display data. Database/Information updates are done by bots rather than users in real time)
To support the above one needs to write ones own database , tweak with operating system and storage.
Sounds exciting ?
The good news is that the company behind it, Zynga (www.zynga.com) is in India. They are very young in India and opened up their operations earlier in 2010 - hence fast growth is inherent.
Zynga is one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley
In India, the companies in search and social media space are considered hot. In US folks from such companies are joining Zynga. No prizes for guessing why - the exciting work and work culture.
What will get you through
- You need to have strong Comp Sc fundas (data structures / OOPS / OS internals)
- Extremely high pH Score in all 3 sections
- First round of written test will be held in Bangalore / Chennai / Delhi / Hyderabad (Chennai / Hyderabad test center might get cancelled in absence of critical numbers)
- People making through this round will have to attend interviews in Bangalore