💎If you’re looking for a career opportunity at Stack Overflow, don’t miss this Inside The Team video! Watch it to the end to learn all about Stack Overflow’s job openings.
📼 When considering applying for a career at Stack Overflow, there are some essential items you need to know about the company. Meet Ellora Praharaj, Director of Reliability Engineering, and Jon Chan, Director of Engineering at Stack Overflow, who’ll go over some aspects of the engineering culture that they have at Stack Overflow, how the engineering team is growing, and what will tell you what they're looking for in new team members.
📼 If your dream is to pursue a career at Stack Overflow, Ellora and Jon share three essential takeaways to consider: first, be excited about building high-quality products with technology. Second: value collaboration- Stack Overflow has always been about how the power of community and working together can make the world a better place. And, last but not least, the third key takeaway is to get involved in Stack Overflow’s mission, which means, participating in the major transformation that code development is bringing to the world. When you become a part of the Stack Overflow engineering team, you’ll have a hand in shaping what the future may look like!
📼In order to make a successful career at Stack Overflow, giving and receiving feedback is a valued skill. As Ellora says, it’s very important to create an environment where folks feel comfortable sharing and receiving feedback. This kind of environment is based on mutual respect, openness, and trust. In Ellora’s experience, leading by example is the simplest way of demonstrating her approach. Being honest and focusing on the facts, by taking accountability and owning up when mistakes happen.
A Career at Stack Overflow - Be Part Of A Diverse And Dynamic Team
Stack Overflow is a place that's been built by developers and for developers. And what that means for the engineering team is the need to build a team that's as diverse and as dynamic as the community that they are serving. In Jon’s words, when he first joined the company, as an out, queer, person of color, and a self-taught programmer, too, it was important that he joined a company that really made him feel comfortable being himself. When Jon joined Stack Overflow, he found that they weren't just supportive of him, individually, but really gave him the resources to pay that support forward. Not just to the team, the broader company, but even the developer community that Stack Overflow is serving, too.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Stack Overflow? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Ellora and Jon
Ellora is a technologist with over a decade of experience working in fast-paced environments, building high performing teams, embracing the right technology for the job at hand with an eye on the long term implications of those choices, and a volunteer doing hands-on (non-digital) work. Jon is a technology leader interested in supporting causes related to technology education, diversity and inclusion, and cultural impact. If you are interested in a career at Stack Overflow, you can connect with Ellora Praharaj and Jon Chan on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Stack Overflow
Founded in 2008, Stack Overflow is on a mission to empower the world to develop technology through collective knowledge. More than 100 million people visit Stack Overflow’s public platform every month making it one of the 50 most-visited websites in the world. Their private knowledge sharing and collaboration offering, Stack Overflow for Teams, is transforming how people work.
💎You don’t want to miss these resume hacks from a recruiter at Tackle! They can help you stand out as a candidate when applying for a job opportunity. Watch the video to the end to know more about the company!
📼Get some resume hacks from Michele Webb, Recruiting Specialist at Tackle, who also goes over Tackle's application and interview process.
📼Resume hacks: So, what are recruiters looking for when reviewing resumes? First off, relevant experience. Michele recommends creating a slightly tailored version of your resume for each job profile that you apply for. Secondly, make sure you’re offering clear and concise messaging: as Michele puts it, your resume should be easily digestible and well-organized for the reader. Lastly, be creative! Whether by adding your personal interests, a professional photograph, or even a unique resume design. Recruiters want to see who you are.
📼Once you’ve polished your resume with these great hacks and applied for a position at Tackle, here comes the interview process: For most roles, the typical process includes four steps, including a conversation with the recruiting team, the hiring manager, various stakeholders of the role, as well as leadership within the organization that you'd be reporting into. For technical roles, you will also be asked to complete a technical assessment.
After You’ve Made Your Resume Shine With These Hacks, Prepare For Your Interview!
Michele talks about some things that can happen during an interview with Tackle. First off, dress: wear something that's comfortable, but also make sure to be putting your best foot forward. Recruiters do see this as a professional interview, so dress accordingly. Secondly, video positioning: make sure that nothing is going on behind you. As an experienced recruiter, Michele recognizes that things can happen, like kids barging into the office, or dogs barking outside. Don’t let those things frazzle you! The interviewer will completely understand if something like that happens. But, definitely do your best to minimize those distractions.
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Tackle? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Michele
Michele is an experienced recruiter with a demonstrated history of working with a global high-growth Talent Acquisition team. She actively sources, screens, and manages the interview process for candidates within the Marketing, Customer Experience, Business Development, Sales, and People & Culture departments. Michele strives to create and maintain a workplace where all employees are able to utilize their skills and experience to accomplish a common company goal; she does this by ensuring that candidates brought into the work front are a good fit with the company values and feel valued and accomplished in their work. If you are interested in a career at Tackle, you can connect with Michele Webb on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Tackle
Tackle enables software companies to accelerate and operationalize the use of Cloud Marketplaces like AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, and Red Hat, without the need for significant engineering resources. Their platform and team come together to make it easier for their customers to build, grow, and scale their Marketplace businesses. Tackle works with leading software companies like Auth0, CrowdStrike, HashiCorp, Lacework, New Relic, VMware, and many more at every stage—from startups to enterprises. They recently raised a $100M Series C round and are backed by three of the world's top SaaS investors—Coatue, a16z, and Bessemer Venture Partners—as they continue to execute on our mission to positively transform the way that software is sold.
💎Did you know that you can actually make use of the impostor syndrome as your superpower? Mind-blowing, huh? Watch this video to the end to learn some key tips!
📼 The impostor syndrome might actually be a good thing - such as your superpower. Listen to these takes by Jen Elkow, director of product management at Skedulo, who is kind enough to show her own vulnerabilities with some tips that she wishes she’d known earlier in her career.
📼 Using The Impostor Syndrome As Your Superpower - Tip #1: So first of all, imposter syndrome is a good thing, and you shouldn’t let it stop you. In fact, consider that if you're doing something new, stretching yourself, and learning and growing, you’re in a position where you’re doing things for the very first time. As Jen says: that feeling of impostor syndrome, lean into that- the feeling itself means that you are actually on the right path! Maybe you're new to tech, and you're feeling this impostor syndrome because you’re comparing yourself to other people who might have more time in the industry than you. But that's okay! Really, what's important is that you persevere and continue.
📼 Using The Impostor Syndrome As Your Superpower - Tip #2: The core of Jane’s insight is to actually reframe impostor syndrome into a superpower. Remember this: nobody has your experience. Nobody has your unique point of view, your history, your industry knowledge, and the whole rich collection of experiences that you can bring to the table. Nobody has that except for you! So when you think about this, what is your unique perspective that you're able to bring? What is your unique worldview, your history, your passions that you're bringing to the table?
Using The Impostor Syndrome As Your Superpower - Tip #3
Jen’s last tip is if you have a question you’re dreading to ask, don’t hesitate to ask it anyway. Take five seconds of courage to bring it up. This is where Jen feels impostor syndrome the most, when having a question, and in particular when being in front of a large group of people. But actually what she’s come to appreciate is that other people likely have the same question. And by asking it, everyone is able to have a better understanding of the situation around them. So ask anyways!
🧑💼 Are you interested in joining Skedulo? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Jen
Jen is drawn to product management where the job is never done, rather (hopefully) a little bit better with each release. Success has come by constantly asking "What is it for?" and "Who is it for?" to understand what problems to solve and why it's worth solving them now. She has loved breaking down complex problems users are facing to find simple solutions and now enjoys enabling a team of Product Managers within their squads to do the same. She has been fortunate to manage product development through all product life cycles from exploration and ideation through to sunset and replacing products. She loves working through the ongoing adjustment for product development and strategy to take a product from early adopters, past the chasm, and beyond while scaling. Working within small-scale startups to large multi-national companies, always within a growth opportunity, has provided many lessons across multiple industries. If you are interested in a career at Skedulo, you can connect with Jen Elkow on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Skedulo
Skedulo is on a mission to support the 2.7 billion people in the world–and the companies that employ them–who do not work at a desk every day. Their global teams are collaborative, ambitious, innovative, and passionate about helping their customers to realize their fullest potential by enabling their mobile workforces. Skedulo’s leading Deskless Productivity Cloud solution powered by AI and machine learning empowers organizations to manage, engage and analyze their deskless workforce, supporting the 80% of global workers who don’t work in a traditional office setting. Skedulo’s platform helps enterprises intelligently manage, schedule, dispatch, and support deskless workers on the go, whether they are in fixed location facilities or mobile field workers on the frontline.
💎As a software developer, continuous professional development is crucial to grow your career. Watch the video to the end to get top tips from Def Method into how you can become a better software developer!
📼 Don’t miss these 3 top tips on continuous professional development for your career in tech. Play this video to get three top tips to become a better software developer. You'll hear from Yisselda Rhoc, Senior Software Engineer at Def Method, who has gathered these tips from working with over a dozen companies, and they've helped her navigate her tech career.
📼#1 tip for a continuous professional development is: Learn How You Learn. As a software engineer, there will always be a new programming language and a new framework to learn. It is expected that you will improve your skills as time goes by. Figuring out the best way for you to learn is very important. Assess when is the best time of the day for you to study, and with what duration and frequency you feel more comfortable with. We know that books are very good friends, but keep in mind there's also different types of resources that you can use, like videos, podcasts, and blog posts.
📼 #2 tip for a continuous professional development is: Find Your Community. Yisselda share that finding and building her network is something that's been really helpful for her. You can build your network too! You can join peer network groups, go to tech events, conferences, and just find people that you can relate to, even your favorite coworker. Building this network will help you find mentors and create also safe places where you can ask questions. Overall, you'll just be inspired and challenged to go to the next level.
Continuous Professional Development - Tip #3: Track Your Progress
As Yisselda puts it, it’s very valuable to write down and reflect on your accomplishments. What she likes to do is every other week to write down what she’s done, what she’s learned, and what challenges she overcame. You can find this super useful to later on share your journey, it keeps you accountable, too! And it helps you create new goals for yourself. Start with this, and after, every six months, you can do like Yisselda does: a retrospective on all her accomplishments. This will definitely boost your confidence and help you plan the next steps in your career.
📨 Are you interested in joining Def Method? They have open positions! To learn more, click here.
Get to Know Yisselda
Yisselda is a Senior Software Engineer with six years of professional experience in software build, maintenance, and evolution. She’s had the opportunity to work with diverse clients within an array of markets and verticals including FinTech, Fashion Tech, Healthcare, and Music Distribution. Yisselda enjoys collaborative environments that enable her to share her expertise and add value to their businesses. If you are interested in a career at Def Method, you can connect with Yisselda Rhoc on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to mention this video!
More About Def Method
Founded in 2014, Def Method pairs agile development with best practices in management consulting to deliver high-quality custom software. They are flexible to their clients’ needs, realizing that software projects are expensive and complex and require discipline in order to deliver value. By focusing on both product and process, Def Method can help clients build something great.