Google is hiring a tools engineer for Google Earth. Requirements:
3+ years of development experience.
Excellent Python or C++ programing skills.
Excellent Unix/Linux and shell scripting skills.
Perl and Java a plus.
Excellent communication skills.
BSCS or MSCS.
GIS experience is desirable, but not required.
That should beat the hell out of hacking the app. And shall we start a Google Earth for Linux rumor now, or later?