Wal-Mart wants someone with the ability to see into the future to serve as a "Senior Software Engineer - MTS" at their company. (I do not know what "MTS" means, it must be some internal Wal-Mart designation.) Reading job ads is fun, because such bizarre requirements appear in them.
For this job, the candidate must be: "Capable of discerning technical trends vs. those with staying power (i.e. worthy of adoption)"
Wow! I've worked in the computer field since my first job in 1993, and I can say that I know of no one who has this ability. Most people are so wrong it isn't even funny. Even the technology companies that drive change in the industry get it wrong more than they get it right. Anyone who could see into the future and know what technical trends are fads and which are here to stay would be one of the most amazing human beings alive today. In fact, anyone with this ability would probably not want to work at Wal-Mart. (The job does not have a salary, even a range. But I imagine it would not be much to compensate someone who could predict the future.)
This job has been plastered on every resume site on the Internet. The original Wal-Mart posting is:
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