The best jobs in cloud: Nov 18, 2021
New funding rounds mean new jobs!
I am once again wishing you a Happy Thursday, and a merry pre-Thanksgiving week for US folks.
I unwittingly started a small Twitter kerfuffle the other day when I rejoiced that more consulting shops are starting to offer flexible subcontracting as an alternative to full-time employment. To be clear, I'm not saying companies should be trying to exploit people by denying them the benefits of full-time work. Rather, I’m advocating for flexibility on the part of employers, as solo-preneuring becomes a lifestyle more people seek.
If you’re not sure of the difference, apply this rule: Only contract with companies that would hire you full-time right now if you let them. That puts the balance of power right where it should be.
In the meantime, quite a few solo-preneurs read this newsletter, so I’m going to start adding an occasional section called “Contractor’s Corner” that calls out interesting gigs you can fit into a larger portfolio. Feel free to let me know if you have feedback on this.
With that, let’s get to the jobs. Usual reminder to be respectful of our referrals’ time and take their restrictions at their word; don’t contact a Canada-only posting if you are based in the US, don’t apply to a senior position if you have no experience, etc.
(little to no prior cloud experience required; we’ll train you)
Splunk is hiring early-career engineers to work on one of several cloud-related engineering teams. You’ll even have an assigned mentor! Sounds like they want you to have a bachelor’s degree in a CS-related field; I don’t know how negotiable that is. They also want to hear that you have worked on a significant coding project - polish up that Cloud Resume Challenge.
Location: Looks like San Jose, San Francisco, or Seattle. If you’re not in one of those places, they are also hiring for a bunch of remote summer 2022 internships right now.
Inside track to apply: