Job Listing Minesweeper

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February 28, 2015

Job Listing Minesweeper

Slides presented at the Atlanta session of AlterConf, Feb 28, 2015 http://www.alterconf.com

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pwnela

February 28, 2015
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  1. None
  2. None
  3. • Wicked smart. •You have created HTML pages before. •You

    used CSS to make it pretty. •You used Javascript to to make it more usable. •You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  4. • Wicked smart. •You have created HTML pages before. •You

    used CSS to make it pretty. •You used Javascript to to make it more usable. •You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  5. • Wicked smart. • You have created HTML pages before.

    •You used CSS to make it pretty. •You used Javascript to to make it more usable. •You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  6. • Wicked smart. • You have created HTML pages before.

    • You used CSS to make it pretty. •You used Javascript to to make it more usable. •You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  7. • Wicked smart. • You have created HTML pages before.

    • You used CSS to make it pretty. • You used Javascript to to make it more usable. •You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  8. • Wicked smart. • You have created HTML pages before.

    • You used CSS to make it pretty. • You used Javascript to to make it more usable. • You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) •You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  9. • Wicked smart. • You have created HTML pages before.

    • You used CSS to make it pretty. • You used Javascript to to make it more usable. • You built some server side logic with Python (or Ruby) • You have a bit of experience with Facebook API
  10. • And a lot of common sense • Start-up DNA

    preferred. (Xbox FIFA skills a bonus) • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans need not apply. • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to deal with other funny and/or sarcastic people
  11. • And a lot of common sense • Start-up DNA

    preferred. (Xbox FIFA skills a bonus) • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans need not apply. • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to deal with other funny and/or sarcastic people
  12. • And a lot of common sense • Start-up DNA

    preferred. (Xbox FIFA skills a bonus) • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans need not apply. • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to deal with other funny and/or sarcastic people
  13. • And a lot of common sense • Start-up DNA

    preferred. (Xbox FIFA skills a bonus) • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans need not apply. • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to deal with other funny and/or sarcastic people
  14. • And a lot of common sense • Start-up DNA

    preferred. (Xbox FIFA skills a bonus) • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans need not apply. • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to deal with other funny and/or sarcastic people
  15. None
  16. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an array of

    web and mobile games from start to finish. Your projects are your babies. • Work on various titles and related engines from implementing web interfaces […] to writing server code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle! • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our art & design teams to bring projects to life that shine, inside & out. • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the Justice League of developers. That’s right. The whole league.
  17. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an array of

    web and mobile games from start to finish. Your projects are your babies. • Work on various titles and related engines from implementing web interfaces […] to writing server code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle! • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our art & design teams to bring projects to life that shine, inside & out. • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the Justice League of developers. That’s right. The whole league.
  18. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an array of

    web and mobile games from start to finish. Your projects are your babies. • Work on various titles and related engines from implementing web interfaces […] to writing server code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle! • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our art & design teams to bring projects to life that shine, inside & out. • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the Justice League of developers. That’s right. The whole league.
  19. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an array of

    web and mobile games from start to finish. Your projects are your babies. • Work on various titles and related engines from implementing web interfaces […] to writing server code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle! • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our art & design teams to bring projects to life that shine, inside & out. • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the Justice League of developers. That’s right. The whole league.
  20. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an array of

    web and mobile games from start to finish. Your projects are your babies. • Work on various titles and related engines from implementing web interfaces […] to writing server code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle! • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our art & design teams to bring projects to life that shine, inside & out. • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the Justice League of developers. That’s right. The whole league.
  21. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to provide feedback.

    After all, identifying a problem is the first step to solving it. • Write functional documentation for projects as necessary. Organization makes every Toasters life easier. • Research and stay ahead of the pack on emerging web and game development news and tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?
  22. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to provide feedback.

    After all, identifying a problem is the first step to solving it. • Write functional documentation for projects as necessary. Organization makes every Toaster’s life easier. • Research and stay ahead of the pack on emerging web and game development news and tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?
  23. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to provide feedback.

    After all, identifying a problem is the first step to solving it. • Write functional documentation for projects as necessary. Organization makes every Toaster’s life easier. • Research and stay ahead of the pack on emerging web and game development news and tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?
  24. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies,<nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  25. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies,<nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  26. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies,<nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  27. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies,<nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  28. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies, <a nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  29. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies • Health,

    dental, vision, life and disability benefits • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to celebrate in the success • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to work and deliver the projects we are proud of • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball, movies, <a nearby amusement park>, and a patio to name a few in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no play makes for a dull Toaster.
  30. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Toasters

    can't work on an empty stomach. • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360 & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way). • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans which can be crafted into great coffees, espressos or lattes just for you! • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Toaster muscles need love too.
  31. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Toasters

    can't work on an empty stomach. • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360 & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way). • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans which can be crafted into great coffees, espressos or lattes just for you! • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Toaster muscles need love too.
  32. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Toasters

    can't work on an empty stomach. • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360 & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way). • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans which can be crafted into great coffees, espressos or lattes just for you! • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Toaster muscles need love too.
  33. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Toasters

    can't work on an empty stomach. • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360 & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way). • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans which can be crafted into great coffees, espressos or lattes just for you! • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Toaster muscles need love too.
  34. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches daily! Toasters

    can't work on an empty stomach. • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball, Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360 & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way). • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans which can be crafted into great coffees, espressos or lattes just for you! • Free in-studio registered massage therapy. Toaster muscles need love too.
  35. • Are you cut from our cloth?

  36. • Are you cut from our cloth?

  37. None
  38. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  39. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  40. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  41. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  42. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  43. • Team-oriented • Pragmatic • At least occasionally sarcastic •

    Awesome
  44. None
  45. None
  46. • “Cut from our cloth”

  47. • “Cut from our cloth” • “Cultural fit”

  48. • “Cut from our cloth” • “Cultural fit” • “Culture

    checks”
  49. • “Cut from our cloth” • “Cultural fit” • “Culture

    checks” • “Team player”
  50. • “Cut from our cloth” • “Cultural fit” • “Culture

    checks” • “Team player” • “Shared values”
  51. • “We like a homogenous team.”

  52. • “We like a homogenous team.”

  53. None
  54. None
  55. • You have a CS degree. CS minor is also

    OK, but raises eyebrows.
  56. • You have a CS degree. CS minor is also

    OK, but raises eyebrows.
  57. Additional Responsibilities and Duties: • Follow all company policies and

    procedures. • Perform all other duties as required. • Overtime as required. • Travel as required.
  58. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  59. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > 4) Use CSS to change the look. If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  60. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  61. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  62. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  63. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  64. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We

    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the following: < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front end that interacts with a specified framework and actually *does stuff* > If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your understanding.
  65. Thank you for your understanding.

  66. • We are picky and specific • comprehensive test […]

    for about 3 hours on a mock project • interviews with just about everyone in the company. • […] weed out the weak and under prepared. • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time
  67. • Thank you for your understanding.

  68. None
  69. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  70. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  71. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  72. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  73. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  74. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class system, just

    a bunch of people working together to really make science better. Everyone is treated the same and we all support one another. The only times we will fight is during an iOS vs Android argument or if someone thinks Bud Light is a good beer, then the gloves are off.
  75. • You thrive in an intense, loosely structured, fast-paced startup

  76. • No Vacation Policy (or “unlimited vacation”)

  77. • “Work hard, play hard.”

  78. None
  79. • “competitive salary”

  80. •“rapidly growing startup”

  81. • “unique opportunity”

  82. • “casual dress code”

  83. None
  84. • We're obsessed with hiring only the best; you won't

    ever have to deal with incompetency
  85. • NO A**HOLES AND POLITICS

  86. • Are you a bada** software engineer? • “Work at

    Atlanta’s sexiest company”
  87. • Are you a bada** software engineer? • “Work at

    Atlanta’s sexiest company” (this was under “Benefits”)
  88. • You like the feel and power of working in

    a start-up?
  89. • We are picky and specific • comprehensive test […]

    for about 3 hours on a mock project • interviews with just about everyone in the company. • […] weed out the weak and under prepared. • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time
  90. • We are picky and specific • comprehensive test […]

    for about 3 hours on a mock project • interviews with just about everyone in the company. • […] weed out the weak and under prepared. • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will promptly kick you out for wasting our time
  91. None
  92. None
  93. None
  94. None
  95. None
  96. None
  97. Thank you.

  98. Pamela Vickers @pwnela @RailsGirlsATL