Dec
31

Things We Believe In

Posted by Aaron West at 4:27 PM in Dataium, Personal

During the last two months I've been reflecting on characteristics and beliefs of our engineering team at Dataium. I wanted to come up with a few key things which, when communicated to others, would describe some of what makes us "tick." Sort of an elevator pitch to a potential new hire or a way to describe some of our philosophy toward technology and business. The resulting list below isn't exhaustive but is a few of the things I picked out to share. These are things most engineering teams should aspire to in my opinion.

Things we believe in:

  1. making mistakes and learning from them
  2. ..but trying to do it right the first time
  3. short projects (30 days is a long project)
  4. what we've built is never good enough (for us or our customers)
  5. there's no task too small or menial
  6. tracking our time
  7. tracking our successes and not just failures
  8. logging everything
  9. the technology we currently use isn't necessarily what we should be using tomorrow
  10. open source software is generally "better" than closed source
  11. we can build our systems and write our code better than anyone else (such as outsource partners)
  12. being a generalist is infinitely better than being a specialist
  13. trying new things and new approaches often
  14. our team can accomplish anything

Oct
31

For those reading this that do not know, I'm the CTO of Nashville-based startup Dataium, LLC. Dataium is the largest aggregator of Internet automotive shopping activity, and I'm looking to hire a Database Administrator and a Senior Software Engineer. Both of these positions are critical to the success and technical direction of Dataium and each will join our already amazing team of engineers, systems administrators, and business analysts.

If you're interested in learning more about the DBA position, please click here to download the full job description (PDF).

If you're interested in learning more about the Senior Software Engineer position, please click here to download the full job description (PDF).

Please note: Interested and qualified people should show their interest by emailing their resume to gethired AT dataium DOT com.

Oct
7

New Business Card!

Posted by Aaron West at 2:27 PM in Dataium, Personal

We redesigned our business cards at Dataium and the new ones came in today. It's embarrassing how long it took us to decide on a design and I bet people wonder why when they see the result. We wanted to go the super simple and clean route and the final result is quite nice even if anticlimatic.

Feb
9

For those reading this that do not know, I'm the CTO of Nashville-based startup Dataium, LLC. Dataium is the largest aggregator of Internet automotive shopping activity, and we're looking to hire a software engineer. We're specifically looking for someone with skills in several different technologies such as Java, Apache Hadoop, Adobe Flex/ActionScript 3, ColdFusion, and MySQL.

If you're interested in learning more, the full job description is included after the break.

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