You can read the official job posting on Taleo, but I wanted to add my own spice to the mix.
I’ve been working at Digital Reasoning now for over one and a half years. In that time, I’ve seen all the baggage that the company carries on its way to the airport. Every company has baggage, it just varies by color and smell. The reason I don’t pay much attention to the baggage is because we’re all in a giant taxi together, on our way to fly to Tahiti.
When the destination is something incredible and beautiful, suddenly it doesn’t matter how many bags you packed – you have a spring in your step and nothing seems to matter.
The potential at this company is staggering. We’re working on a problem that only a handful of companies are tackling, and we’ve got some mighty customers already using our technology with several other giants working with us on prototypes. Everyone is striving to make the company better, the product better, the process better, and each other better teammates.
Yeah, there have been rough patches, but (so far) they’ve all been unique and lessons learned actually get solutions rather than going on a suggestion form that gets filed away into the black hole, never to be seen again.
We learn from our mistakes, quickly.
We focus on using FOSS whenever possible, because, let’s be honest, that’s where the real innovation is happening these days, and you immediately become part of a community of passionate technologists who care about making and improving a product for the benefit of humanity, rather than their stockholders and board of directors.
I’m currently in the midst of developing, what we believe, to be a game changer. It’s not part of a big game, but taking something that has been relegated to only the upper echelon of the tech elite and putting in the hands of the whole world is part of what makes working here amazing. That really speaks to me because I care about helping people, with no regard for rewards, and making the world a better place. Yeah, it’s cheesy, but that’s who I am.
By the way, we’re calling it stackd.io and the purpose is to have an open source application that anyone can use to launch and provision machine instances on any cloud provider with a simple to use user interface, as well as a solid RESTful API for other developers to hack on. By the way, that link doesn’t work yet because we just registered the domain and haven’t had the time to throw up a placeholder page yet, but I’ll leave it there anyway.
So, if you’re looking for a place where autonomy still matters, where you are encouraged to gain mastery at what you, and that has a purpose behind the work, please let me know and I’ll talk to you more about the opportunity.