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I've started responding to recruiters with this list of requirements

Company Requirements

I'm definitely not looking for work. However to provide some helpful guidance for hiring like-minded engineers, I would only consider working for a company if it met these requirements:

  1. Fewer than 250 employees.
  2. Concrete, measurable plan to increase the number of women and minorities in engineering roles.
  3. Commitment to using and contributing to open source.
  4. Collaborative, friendly atmosphere where pair programming is encouraged.
  5. Meaningful work with clear linkage between work and company goals.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to ethical business practices, e.g. B corp certification.
  7. Commitment to career development including yearly conferences.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to work/life balance, e.g. 40-45 hrs/week.


Doug Ireton

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johnhunt commented Apr 1, 2016

this sounds quite sensible.

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MrSimonEmms commented Apr 1, 2016

Not surprised this filters out recruiters. I very much approve of this list

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spengilley commented Apr 1, 2016

thumbs up from me

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Julioacarrettoni commented Apr 1, 2016

It's perfect!

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joshatwell commented Apr 1, 2016

Reasonable list.
I think they'll get the gist after reading this. #badpun
Thanks for sharing.

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