Job opportunities (hiring or looking)
[THREAD] Anyone here have experience with ActiveState?
I’m investigating them for an opening. They’ve been building a new platform: platform.activestate.com . I’ve been wanting to branch out my skillsets and this role describes probably 80% Go (which I’ve wanted to dive into). As a PowerShell semi-guru, going to a linux environment and working with Python, Go, and Perl more it seems interesting. Curious about your experience there OR with the concept of their platform.
With the current COVID-19 issues, I’m trying to be careful about the industries/areas I focus on to avoid jumping from a stable industry standard company to a smaller one.
I was focusing on Senior SRE positions as my prior Sql Server experience is very valuable, but I want to 90% coding/automation. SRE roles i’m finding tend to be more ops than SRE Software focused, so Senior Engineer for Developer Tooling seems promising, esp to beef up my Go skills.
Assuming that Go is a rewarding enterprise and won’t get boring after a year of it
Would love some discussion/feedback on this and also if you’d take a look at the platform concept and see if you see the long-term value over you building your own docker tooling etc.
Activestate has been around forever.
I think JFrog should buy them out and roll in their product line and new platform into their new pipeline offering (neither which I’ve used or am of any authority to speak towards but doesn’t it just sound like something that would happen?)
somewhere a perlmonk is pulling his gray beard in anger for my remark.
This Go tutorial site is pretty darn good btw: https://golangbot.com
Go tutorial to help beginners get started with Go programming quickly. These tutorials cover the basic hello world program as well as advanced concepts such as concurrency and reflection.
The interviewer said basically that:
- They’ve been around 15-20 years.
- They get paid insane amounts of money by a smaller select enterprise clients for their offering and what it provides
- They get that things are moving more and more to being agile and less restrictive on open source and as a result are pivoting to create a platform that leverages this experience with open source bundles/builds that “just work” to build a platform that devs can rely on for less troubleshooting on builds and all and instead to focus on coding.
- Basically the legacy big paying clients fund all this, and the new platform is not cashflow driven, more evolving as they work hand in hand with a small number of clients that are using this.
I’m not versed enough in the other ecosystems to understand if this approach as a future as my first thought was I’d want my own docker container declared build like gitpod/coder and all offer. Then again, i’m not their target client base at this time.
Does that sound interesting to you as a company?
I like the idea of primarily working with Go as hard to get a Go Dev focused role without knowing Go well, and this looks like being immersed in tooling in Go and automation. Remote work and all is a plus. Just trying to wrap my head around the future of something like that.
They’ve been around 15 years + so my hesitation is balanced with appreciation it’s not a fresh startup with low prospects.
I applied to Sail/Coder in the past but never heard back. primarily as I’m not a Go dev at this time, and I think they wanted senior Go experience
I’m picking up Go now. I just want to make software for my own needs that is small as heck and self-contained.
I’m soooo sick of dependency issues on scripts and all running on a system. I want a self-contained exe that runs a tool with no other conflicts on a system. PowerShell is amazing, python awesome, but dang it’s so annoying to deal with those conflicts to get stuff to run!
[THREAD] Sign-on bonus a reality?
If you aren’t working for the FAANG, and doing DevOps oriented style work, have you found companies that actually do sign-on bonuses? I’ve never experienced this, but my primary dev experience is only 2 companies in the real-estate sector. Would like to know from others if that’s rare or actually out there!
Peer of mine looking for a new opportunity.
Dozens have laid off thousands, slashed costs and changed their businesses to try to survive the pandemic. All that may not work.
Hi all, we are currently hiring for the above position (amongst others). We build a number of different products, though one of particular interest currently is an automated floor scrubber.
We generally require folks to be on site in Pittsburgh, but we’re all (obviously) working from home currently.
Our CEO and CTO (who also co-founded CRL) started Uber ATG. We have a great team of hard-core robotics folks, but cloud is fairly new as we start to build out fleets of robots.
Is hiring DevOps If you’re here and reading this.. then you already rock. Please @ me or DM me and I can kick off the process more. US only at the moment.
(Ok, generic stuff complete.. lol)
We’re on AWS, EKS. We use Helmfile, Helm, internal Jenkins on ECS/Fargate (1 single pipeline for all services), Atlantis for developers.. Terragrunt for our other infra stuff.. Datadog.. uhhh.. we don’t have any one-off ec2 instances. It’s a pretty damn awesome setup.
It’s totally a calming place. I definitely sleep better at night because i’m not fighting fires or doing baloney on the weekends. Highly recommend.
Me, @Ronak, @stobiewankenobi, @Joe Bagdon, @Chase Ward all work at Calm. They can vouch for it too.
Best time to do it!
is this a remote job? technically remote states? PA/NJ/NY?
All our DevOps engineers are remote, I’m data and I’m remote as well.
We’re all PST though, we’ve got one backend engineer who is remote and EST.
I’m sure we’d consider it.
@caretak3r we are hiring for folks anywhere for DevOps if they are the right fit!
Good to know, due to current situation with COVID19, I am currently WFH and love it. I am in EST, and interested.
@Joe Bagdon has joined the channel
I don’t know about the job but this Ryan guy is chillin’ me out with his words. @rms1000watt lives up to the name of his company.
Ok, I have another one for you
the first week I got there, it was “national nap day”
so they told everyone “if you want, bring your blankets and come to the open area.. Come take a nap on the couches.”
I work remote, so it’s not like I was able to do that
but just the fact it was like.. “hey, relax if you need” in the middle of the day
LOL, sweet. Naps are the best. I used to take my lunch break to go sleep in my car for years
now I work remote and I cannot nap to save my soul…
I went to the Calm site, declined cookies, and it kicked me out to a breathing exercise. Is it telling me I should chill out about privacy?
any thoughts or opinions (or articles) on what goes into a good job listing? from the candidate perspective, i mean. what makes a position/company/offer attractive?
from my biased perspective:
• nice github presence of open source projects
• positively reviewed on sites like glassdoor
• culture videos make me want to work there
• “work from where ever” policy (or more like “get sh*t done” (GSD) policy”)
• a list of typical kinds of projects or tasks I would be responsible for
Thanks @Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)!
LinkedIn has added a new way to promote your profile to recruiters
(unfortunately, no way to tell recruiters to not contact you)
That’s been around a while, I’ve used it before last time I was job searching in early 2018. That said, recruiters blatantly ignored the message I put in there. They also ignore that setting when you’re not looking for a job. Pretty frustrating really.
There is a way to show a message to them somehow
but I think you have to have turned on the “I’m looking for a job” flag
my message has been “send me the JD along with salary range for the role. Failure to send these will result in you being blocked”
for at least a year now
My name is Adedayo and I am a DevOps and Site Reliabiility Engineer, I have been working for my current company (a startup) for more than 2years now, It’s been a wonderful journey so far, however I don’t feel challenged anymore, and I have been looking for more challenging opportunities because these are also the things that accelerate my career.
My CV is attached below, I will appreciate helps and referrals from this group.
My email is: [email protected]
Hi guys! I’m Aumkar and I’m primarily a Full Stack Dev with a side of experience in DevOps, my role was considered Full Stack but I did quite a bit of DevOps as well in my role. I had been working at my former employer for about 2 years at this point. Unfortunately I was laid off due to loss of work at my employer and now I’m looking towards greener pastures. I’ve tossed in my resume, feel free to contact me on LinkedIn, or email me at [email protected]! Take care guys.
Hi everyone, I am trying to improve our interview process for devops.
Any recommendation on what type of take home exam would be good?
Or how should we conduct our devops interview remotely — open to suggestions.
@chonan tsai see this: https://archive.sweetops.com/jobs/2020/01/#e4ba697d-0a38-4c45-b4a7-aef8d34dab0c