I joined Stackdriver because I wanted to be part of a small, focused team that is committed to solving real problems for customers. Throughout my time in college, I had always been fascinated by start-ups and the idea of creating a company and product out of nothing–so when I saw that Stackdriver was hiring, I jumped at the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and grow with the company as we accomplish big things. As a Stackdriver engineer, I know that I’ll be learning from a very experienced team that will also rely on me to deliver major portions of our product. I get to work on cutting-edge cloud technologies and solve problems that really haven’t been solved before.
As an engineer and recent college graduate (I studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern U), I am naturally excited about the technical challenges that we will tackle at Stackdriver, but I am also intrigued by the non-technical aspects of the opportunity. Here, I know that I will learn a lot about what it takes to build a great company and culture. I am already contributing to our hiring process. I am helping to define what we should build. I will be spending time with customers.
I will be sharing my experience on this blog periodically. For now, I am focused on getting set up (I had a hard time deciding how to spend my $3000 hardware budget) and ramping up on AWS, OpenStack, Django/Python, and the rest of our technology stack.
I’m delighted to be a part of the team at Stackdriver and look forward to working with some great people and building some awesome products. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or via email if you want to learn more about engineering opportunities at Stackdriver.