As an engineer living in San Francisco for almost three years, I have been immersed in the tech culture of the Bay area, a sweet spot for start ups, tech companies and an entrepreneurial spirit. The personal and professional experiences I have acquired here have made me grow as a person and as an engineer. Now I’m keeping the same motivations in New York City.
When planning my next move, it was clear to me that I wanted to join a start up. Having worked at big companies for most of my career, I am now looking to join a smaller company where I have a direct impact on the product and actively participate in the decision making.
And not just any start up! I heard about tumblr in its early days when reading the blog of Martin Varsavsky, one of tumblr’s angel investors who I am a fan of. Since then, I have been keeping up with tumblr and following its progression. I admire tumblr as a simple yet powerful product and I feel identified with the company’s values and culture.
Curiosity is one of my biggest strengths, both as a person and an engineer. As my resume shows, I am always eager to learn about new technologies - I have experience in Java, .Net, PHP and Grails. I would welcome the opportunity to apply my current expertise and knowledge while also learning about new tools and technologies.
In my current job, performance in production is very important for every project, and makes us always think about the best solutions for the problems, sometimes using data structures and algorithms to deal with big amounts of data. After reading the description of the jobs I am applying for (Platform - Engineer), it looks like projects in tumblr are similar in performance tuning and volume, so I would really enjoy working on them.
I am a Software Engineer with a back-end background but also consider myself a very creative person. This is the reason why I have gravitated towards creative companies, and why I think I would be a solid match for a position at tumblr.
My other passion along with technology is writing. I read a lot and write things in my spare time. I recently wrote a children’s book that is available on Amazon. I would be highly motivated by working in a product related to blogging and sharing inspiring ideas.