I am looking for a positive company culture as much, if not more than the need for a challenging problem domain. I like to solve difficult and unconventional problems along with motivated small teams.
I happily reside in the Central NJ / NYC Area. I would prefer a job not tied to an office, but I am open to work within a reasonable commute of my geographic area. At this time I am not willing to relocate.
I find great satisfaction increasing productivity via automation, both for saving resources, and for documentation via automation. I have recently fallen hard for functional programming am try to apply the concepts I am learning to problems at hand.
Working with short iteration and feedback cycles is integral to my productivity. Due to my work style, I make extensive use of testing, scripting, and automation to allow me to close the feedback loop while solving problems.
What I am Looking For
- Competitive compensation
- Interesting and technical problem domain
- Friendly team environment
- Enforced work life balance
- Ongoing education and mentorship
I value the following in the culture where I work.
- Collaboration — People work together to solve problems. People share knowledge openly and collaborate with people from other roles (e.g. engineering, QA, design, UX, support).
- Respect — People respect the people they work with regardless of their role. People respect users of the software they develop. The company respects the roles of the technical team.
- Work/life balance — People work about 40 hours a week or less. Working on weekends only happens in extreme situations. Work hours are flexible to accommodate personal life. When people leave work at the end of the day, they disconnect from work. The work environment is sustainable, so burnout is rare.
The following will excite me about your organization.
- Flexible work schedule. 4/10/40, 9/8/80, etc.
- 20+ days of vacation leave.
- 401k match.
- Donation Matching
- Support for employees using company time for enrichment like professional development, open source contributions, 20% time, community outreach.
- Support for employees attending conferences.
- Support for the local tech community.
- Remote work available.
The following things will make me less excited about your organization. They’re not dealbreakers, but I will probably ask for greater compensation if some of these practices are present at your company.
- Pager duty or other on-call requirements. This cuts into work/life balance for me.
- An unlimited vacation policy.
- Policies that limit what employees can do with their free time (e.g. banning employees from contributing to open source).
- An excessively corporate structure — bureaucracy for bureaucracies sake.
Having a primary role supporting either a printer, a phone, or a ‘legacy’ system. Life is too short.
Does all of this sound interesting to you? Awesome! You should contact me if you meet the following criteria.
- You work for the organization you are contacting me about. Ideally, you are part of or work closely with the technical team.
- You read the post and think your organization would be a good fit for me and vice versa.
- Your organization is hiring now or in the near future.
Please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- The name of the organization you are contacting me about.
- Where the organization is based.
- What kind of organization it is (e.g. private/public company, non-profit, government).
- Does the organization allow remote work?
- A brief description of why the organization would be a good fit for me and vice versa.
- Information about the position(s) and/or a link to relevant job postings.
- Any other information you think is useful.