Here is what keeps me at 10gen:
- I’ve come to realize that MongoDB is about making the lives of developers easier. JSON, schema-free documents, replica sets, auto-sharding, etc are just ways to get there. It’s a lofty mission, but the people at 10gen understand it. It’s a pleasure to work at a company that puts so much emphasis on helping people with its products and by the way it interacts with its community. In the long term, I also believe this is why we will be successful - the next generation of platforms and companies are going to be chosen by developers, for developers.
- I’m a (newly converted) believer in open source. I think that open source is the right way both from a development and a business perspective. And some of the smartest companies are catching on to that. I want to be part of the team that builds the next large software company - not in spite of the fact that our products are open source, but because of it.
- I get to work with some of the most innovative companies and partners in the world. Just today, I have spoken about building a scalable real-time analytics project with a large SaaS company and listened in on a schema-design session for a major government-sponsored citizen engagement project. And by the end of the day I will have also spoken to a stealth-mode consumer web startup and one of the fastest growing companies in cloud computing. And its not a particularly busy day
If any of this resonates with you, you will like working at 10gen. Other benefits include great NYC or Bay Area locations, a really smart, accomplished and fun team, world travel, lots and lots of C++ (and Java, Ruby, Python, PHP, C#, etc). No foosball table, but the fridge is usually stocked with beer.
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