Monday, October 15, 2007

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go

On Wednesday, the 17th I rejoin the grind in an office.  I have taken a Software Developer position at Tiber Creek Consulting in Tyson's Corner.  As far as an office job goes, they are about as flexible as it is going to get.  They are focused on project deadlines and not face-time in the office, so the schedule is flexible.  I get 21 days of vacation up-front (15 days + 9 holidays) and they have the rest of the benefit package including a health care package that doesn't draw from my paycheck.  And they do quarterly reviews, usually with a bonus on each one and profit sharing at the end-of-the-year.  Oh, and tuition reimbursement.

The interview was brutal and kicked my ass, so I'm somewhat surprised they even offered me a position.  I guess it was just force of personality alone.  Apparently I showed 'great potential'.

Hopefully I can get into the architecture-side of stuff where I am best and not just be a code monkey, where I'll be miserable.



James said...

Wow, this is unprecedented...congrats! I hope you'll do another post with more details about the "brutal" interview.

James said...

Oh yeah, are you gonna be doing Java or .NET at your new job? Just curious.

Kirsten said...

Wow!! Back into the 'real world' huh?? I didn't even know you were interviewing, but Congratulations!! hopefully I'll be following suit shortly myself! I have 2 2nd interviews tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Bunny said...

This is so exciting! And quite a change from what you've been doing. I hope it all goes well; it sounds like a great opportunity.

Ryan said...

Thanks for all the well wishes!

It'll be .Net. It is a purely Microsoft DotNet house with C# and SQL Server 2005.

I'll post about the interview.

Fingers crossed, Kirsten!

Antijen said...

Ooooh, congrats, Ryan! I'm sure you'll kick that job's ass. Let us know how it goes!