If you’re looking to hire a software engineer for a company you work with, and are interested in my background, please read the following to get a sense of what kind of work and culture I value. If you don’t think your company is a good fit, then just don’t send me that email, and save both of us some time.
While I’m primarily a software engineer, I’m not necessarily only looking for roles that involve writing code. In the future, I would like to explore career paths that offer alternative kinds of responsibilities, such as management or a mixture of other things.
I really can’t work on a technology or area that I don’t believe in. I care about solving problems that make people’s lives better, or enable them to do better work. Having challenging technical problems to solve along the way in addition is great!
I also prefer working with engineers who are interested in getting better at what they do, and in helping others do the same. Unfortunately, wanting to be an expert is your area isn’t a required quality for software engineers, but I strongly prefer working with such people.
To say the least, company culture matters to me immensely. I’m sorry but the free beer and happy hours isn’t what I’m talking about. I mean priorities that affect people. Here are some questions for you: