In my career I have been very lucky to work with some great people at incredible companies, and although there have been a few curveballs along the way I have always felt like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. Well a few months ago I stumbled across an open position at a company I admire that fit my skill set, and while I was enjoying my current position at 3M HIS I knew I would regret if I didn’t at least investigate the opportunity. Fast forward to today and I am excited to announce that next week I will be starting a new job as a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Stack Exchange focusing on Windows and PowerShell.
The company is based out of New York, but I will be working remotely from home to make sure that the world’s best network of Q&A sites is always available to answer any questions you may have ranging from Bicycles to Mathematics, Scifi to Skeptics, and Cooking to Home Improvement. I have used their original trilogy of websites on just about a daily basis to get answers to questions about programming, system administration, and general PC issues. I have watched as the company grew from a idea about how to improve the Q&A experience into one of the top 100 network of websites in the US and experienced a few curveballs of their own along the way.
In my new position I will get to work with an all-star team of system administrators and software developers and be a part of a community that has quickly become an integral part of the software development experience (and other online communities). I am excited to be in a position where sharing knowledge and experience is a core tenant of the company and where I am encouraged to both use and contribute to open source projects. I can’t wait to dig into the Tools and Hardware, and who knows, I may even have something interesting to talk about at a future users group or conference.