A job ad for a Sydney-based cloud consultant and platform architect role posted on LinkedIn has been roundly criticised on social media for featuring"every toxic quality of tech".\nThe vacancy listing for the $140,000 salary role from London-based IT recruitment agency Mongoose Gray has been criticised on social media for phrases like \u201cwork-life balances are for people who can stand their families\u201d and \u201cwe\u2019ll smack you around if you don\u2019t know what EMV, SSO and APImean\u201d.\n \nThe role at an unnamed \u2018global technology consulting firm\u2019 calls for \u201cno stinkers\u201d and \u201cno wimps\u201d and is written in bold type, interspersed with italicised asides like \u201cOh god another client who thinks HTML is hormone replacement\u201d.\n \nThe ad drew shocked reactions on Twitter and LinkedIn this week.\n \n\u201cThis is so embarrassing for Australia. But unfortunately I've come across this bro-ey attitude far too often since I've moved down under. Especially in the tech sector,\u201d wrote Amanda Gordon of Sydney design agency For The People on Twitter.\n \nSAP Concur software engineer Tyler Walker tweeted: \u201cHoly shit it's like Mongoose Gray took every toxic quality of tech and distilled it into a single shitty job posting\u201d.\n \nCraige Pendleton Browne, CTO at WorldFirst wrote on LinkedIn: \u201cIt\u2019s so bad I actually had to read the whole thing. There is nothing that redeems it anywhere in the whole ad.\u201d\n \n"It is like a text book on what not to do in 2018," said OFX agile coach Jody Podbury.\nMany were unsure if the post was a fake.\nParu Madhavan, scrum master at HotelsCombined.com, commented on LinkedIn: \u201cIs it a spoof ad?! That\u2019s really the only sensible explanation!\u201d\nThe agency is genuine, and its previous vacancy posts share a similar style.\n \nA job ad from the same agency for a London-based technology project manager includes the lines: \u201cYou need to bring people along on the journey. Even poor people. We\u2019re not poor. But poor people love us. We could stand in the middle of Trafalgar Square and shoot a poor person and poor people would still love us.\u201d\n \nAfter being contacted by CIO Australia, a spokesperson for Mongoose Gray said that its ads are usually well received.\n"We typically use an external copywriting agency for our ad copy. Our ads are normally very well received, with both applicants and in some cases even non-applicants commenting positively on them," the agency said in an email.\n"The brief was to get away from the typical and rather uninspiring cut-and-paste tech job ad which is all too prevalent and which you\u2019re no doubt all too familiar with.It would appear our copywriting and editorial folk got a little carried away on this particular occasion. We do endeavour to give our ads personality\u2013needless to say we don\u2019t deliberately set out to offend anyone," they added.\nThe agency explained that the job was genuine, but the ad was intended as a parody.\n"It\u2019s intended to be a parody hence the varied font and formatting style. Alas perhaps this hasn\u2019t come across as intended?Guess there\u2019s a fine balancing act as with everything, we obviously missed the mark this time and will be making a concerted effort to address this," the spokesperson said.\nThe job description for the Sydney-based role \u2013 entitled \u2018Make it rain\u2019 \u2013 in full (with formatting preserved):\nMake it rain. Cloud Consultant | Platform Architect.\nWe\u2019ve got laptops and a Starbucks next doorWe\u2019re a global technology consulting firm, growing rapidly.We can\u2019t remember what sleep is likeIt\u2019s a fast-paced environment that\u2019s challenging but rewarding.Our boss is one of the guys except he can fire youWe\u2019ve got a startup-style flat hierarchyLose the \u2019tudeso need someone who\u2019s low on ego and high on can-do.\nSomeone please answer that damn phoneWe\u2019re looking for a technical architect.Oh god another client who thinks html is hormone replacementYou\u2019ll be parachuted into fast-moving projects where clients are experiencing issues.You need every single quality of the Fantastic Four except that guy who\u2019s on fireYou\u2019re an excellent, technical architect and consultant, who can talk to senior stakeholders \u2013 typically one or two levels below the board \u2013 about strategies and operating models.Like Stephen Hawking crossed with Jay LenoYou\u2019re highly tech-literate but good at communication. No stinkersYou\u2019ll work in small, tight-knit teams with clients and partners.No wimpsYou\u2019ll have the confidence to push back when clients don\u2019t adhere to required methodologies.We\u2019ll smack you around if you don\u2019t know what EMV, SSO and APImeanFinancial services industry experience is a bonus. You'd better know your stuff.Cloud Services (Azure), Microservices, Virtual Networks, Distributed Systems, Load Balancers, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, etc are your bread and butter.\n Work-life balances are for people who can stand their familiesYou\u2019ll be comfortable with regular business travel, primarily domestic but some international.You might be able to move out of your mom\u2019s house before you\u2019re 40We will pay you up to AUD 140,000 + excellent package + stock options.