Uprooting 20 years of your life wasn’t what I had in mind 2 weeks ago. But this weekend I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse:
SEER has been an amazing company to work for and Wil has been an amazing boss, mentor, and friend. I cannot tell you how much I’ve learned personally and professionally working at SEER.
I love being at the intersection between technology and business. I love being creative and technical at the same time. I love using both sides of my brain. An artistic, extroverted, coder is not an oxymoron.
SEER knows that my talent and my passion is with software but SEER isn’t going to be software company anytime soon.
But, if there’s one thing SEER does well it’s put employees in the right seat on the right bus. It’s where a person’s talent and passion meets a business need to become their highest point of contribution.
So, make no mistake! The parting is amicable. We’re on good terms. SEER supports my move. I couldn’t ask for more.
They know the importance of the right person, in the right seat, on the right bus. Even if it isn’t SEER’s bus.
Looking for the right bus led me to Conductor.
I immediately connected with their team. 30 minutes into the interview we were adding Monty Python references into code reviews. (Yes, they were fake code reviews, but still funny.)
Later we arm-chair-philosophized about REST API best practices. (Nerds!)
The conversation then shifted to SEO, penguin updates, and speculating on the impact of social to the larger inbound marketing industry. (Geeks!)
By the end of the interview I forgot it was an interview. It felt like a 7-hour meet up. (Except, I didn’t have any beer.)
I was on the train back home, half asleep, when my iPhone chimed: I had been given an offer via email.
If you told me this 2 weeks ago that I would be uprooting 20 years of living in Philadelphia to move to New York, I wouldn’t have believed you.
But there it was … a chance to work with a team of smart engineers, on a product that people use every day, in a growing industry, in the city that never sleeps.
It was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I guess it helps that I never sleep anyway.
(You can follow me on Twitter: @iamchrisle)