Frequently Asked Questions


1. Can I interest you in working at Amazon?

No. (Seriously, don't you people have a CRM?)

2. LOL, Amazon is terrible. Can I interest you in a VC-funded...

Maybe?

I prefer the more organic pace of development at companies that are bootstrapped and profitable. I'm also relatively specialized, so I'm not going to be a great fit for most Series A companies.

Also, anything involving the "gig economy" or the word "blockchain" is a hard no on ethical grounds.

3. Can we set up a quick phone call to chat?

I'd prefer to avoid phone calls for a number of reasons:

4. Can you send me a copy of your resume?

I can, but it's just going to be a link.

5. Are you available for contract work?

No, and I don't know anybody who is.

6. Do you know anyone else who might be interested?

Possibly. It depends on what you're looking for, and on who I've talked to recently. Sometimes I know people who are looking for something new... but the more senior folks I know tend not to be on the market for very long (or, in some cases, ever).

7. Are you willing to relocate?

No. (This used to be FAQ #1, but it's dropped off considerably since the plague began.)

(Also, if you have an office in Portland, good for you! I might stop by occasionally. I've been remote since 2012.)