jobs-discuss

Job hunting, interview process and anything related to the experience of a job writing the Clojure language.
j0ni 2019-09-17T06:51:10.016600Z

@davd33 @seancorfield I think also that if you have "senior engineer" type experience in other languages, or even just professional experiences in multiple other languages, you'd have a much better chance. I cut my Clojure teeth working for CircleCI, and was fully remote from day 1. That's not how Circle works any more, but I suspect that's more about rapid growth and needing to hire faster and more reliably than anything else. I think it might still be OK for an early stage startup job where there's an appetite to cultivate good people, or a large corp where they can afford to absorb the inefficiency.

j0ni 2019-09-17T06:51:49.017100Z

Oh, and also experience working remote in your previous jobs, which it looks like you have

David Rueda 2019-09-17T07:31:34.019300Z

@seancorfield @j0ni Thank you for your advice!

venantius 2019-09-17T08:38:25.019900Z

I think remote + new to Clojure works well in two circumstances

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venantius 2019-09-17T08:38:53.020900Z

If you can do the interview work in Clojure (and the interview itself is a good work test rather than being brain teasers)

venantius 2019-09-17T08:39:22.021800Z

And if either the company or you are senior enough that the additional onramping won’t be too challenging

venantius 2019-09-17T08:40:45.024Z

We’re not currently hiring remote but we might be around this time next year so if you can keep those Clojure skills sharp we’d love to chat

David Rueda 2019-09-17T09:40:37.025300Z

Sounds good! Thank you @venantius I’ll practice my clojure muscles.

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