In his Forbes article, 3 Keys to Startup Success, Aaron Schwartz made an interesting observation about working at a startup. He noted that in addition to technical skill, there are some necessary traits a person will need to succeed in this type of environment: “I think that there are three: hustle, follow-through and curiosity.” Those would certainly be assets at Skytap. We have a fun, innovative culture where finding new ways to expand and improve our product is an everyday part of our work. Here’s what some of our team members have to say about their experiences with Skytap and startups in general:
“The great thing about working at startups is the opportunity to really make a difference to the product and the company. If you have good ideas and are willing and able to make them happen, there really isn’t a better place you can be.” – Pete Holland, Software Architect – Networking.
“I think the best part of working for Skytap is the cooperative atmosphere. We’re all working together to make our product the best it can be, and there simply aren’t enough people to develop departmental clashes or bureaucratic chains of command. And because each of us occupies a unique position in the company, we have a lot of flexibility. The result is a near perfect balance between self-directed exploration and collaborative work.” – Dylan Holmes, Technical Writer
“One of the things I really like about Skytap is the amazing tight-knit team feel. Skytap is a living, breathing organism, and the main reason that this thing is able to grow and thrive is because every last person here really believes in the product, and puts forth that extra effort to make sure everything is done to the best of our ability. This is a dynamic work environment in which I am continually learning and applying new concepts and processes, and am encouraged to think outside the box to ensure customer success.” – Dan Glasser, Support Engineer
If this sounds like a place where you would excel, have a look at some of our current positions:
Senior UX Designer – This individual will be responsible for developing best-in-class experiences that include user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, visual design assets, and more. We’re looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, agile, startup environment—and whose goal is to bring the same ease-of-use they would produce for a consumer-facing web application to an Enterprise IT and software development team interface.
Software Engineer, Web UI – We’re looking for a front-end developer who can talk the talk and walk the walk. Our senior software engineer will be implementing novel features that are easy-to-use and also meet security, performance, and scalability requirements. We also need a team member who works comfortably with agile development techniques–because that’s how we roll.
Senior Operations Engineer – Skytap operations is a fun, collaborative work group that integrates the disciplines of systems engineering, network engineering, and operations practices. We are looking for individuals with experience designing and managing full application stacks; ranging from custom software to physical datacenter equipment. We strive for DevOps style integration between our operations, development, and QA teams.
You can see all of our current openings on our careers page. And if you’d like to put yourself forward as a candidate for any of these positions, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.