If you already sent me an email asking these questions before visiting this page, ..it’s ok, it happens all the time ;)
Although I may not be looking for a job at the moment, this section should answer a lot of questions you might have (if you’re a recruiter).
I sorted them putting the most popular ones at the top.
1. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN RELOCATION?
No, I can work remotely or in Wrocław but I can help you out to open a new office here :)
- seriously, I’m getting queries about it I can share with you very interesting information about benefits of investing in Wrocław
2. WHAT KIND OF ROLE ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN?
I love Golang and Go is what I do at work and at home (so will always do it anyway :)
I’ve a strong opinion about crafting good code. I’m interested in senior positions which would give me a pass to decide about the tech side of the project, so I could say “sorry, no cutting corners”. I enjoy any task related network (*nix).
3. HOW OFTEN WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO VISIT THE OFFICE?
Depends on the distance and shall be agreed individually.
For instance (direct flights) to: Dublin in 2h 30m, Munich 1h 10m, London 2h, Rome 2h 5m. I can spend the initial time (max. 4 weeks) in the office to prove my skills.
4. WHAT IS YOUR DAILY RATE?
Depends on the role & contract length but …I hope you’re not going to say ‘considering you’re based in Poland…’ (sad to admit that but I’ve heard that a few times). Please rate my skills, not my location (or I will move to Switzerland for the time being :) ).
- Accepted currencies: PLN, USD, GBP, EUR, BTC
5. WHAT ARE YOUR CORE HOURS?
09.00 to 17.00 CEST (UTC/GMT +1h) but I’m flexible.
For instance 9.00 am of my time (Poland) is:
- 00:00 in San Francisco
- 8.00 am in London, Dublin, Lisbon
- 9.00 am in Berlin, Paris, Stockholm
- 10.00 am in Helsinki
- 5.00 pm in Tokyo
- 7.00 pm in Sydney
6. WHAT FORM OF EMPLOYMENT DO YOU PREFER?
I’m flexible. B2B works for any international contract here.
btw I’m reading a contract carefuly and I’m not signing anything if I’ve doubts about a single word :P
7. ARE YOU OPEN TO LEARN NEW LANGUAGES/FRAMEWORKS?
Of course. Always learning new stuff. I love the concepts of Erlang OTP and productivity of Phoenix. I like to know how things can be done in different ways.
8. MOST IMPRESSIVE ACCOMPLISHMENT?
That’s a popular question, so I decided to put it up here:
I refactored a platform for launching games in 2 weeks and tested that against real live integrations with the biggest egaming brands (IGT, Playtech, Cayetano, Openbet) within the very first 5 days of the release. That started to make millions for Paddy Power since its release, never stopped and proved to scaled up. I reduced the time of the technical aspects of games integrations from months to days (even hours in some cases).
Based on that achievement I built up a team of 6 people that contributed to make the games channel the most proficient (in terms of revenue) of all Paddy Power channels. After we (me and my family) decided to come back to Poland, the company changed its policy to hire me remotely and I was the very first and the only one allowed to work fully remotely for Paddy Power.
…a new one to put here is coming!
9. WHAT DOES “FULL-STACK” DEVELOPMENT MEAN?
I’m glad you asked ;) It does not mean node.js + bunch of JS frameworks (changing every year).
It means that someone is able to design and build a backend (like webservices, databases) and a frontend (the part that users face). In my case it means: Golang and HTML5.
10. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN REMOTE WORK?
Yes, over 2.5 years and I believe I proved it works perfectly for both sides (check out my recommendations). Here's my set up that allows me to cooperate and communicate efficiently:
I care about the data you share with me (full disk encryption, multiple booting passwords, emails and voice encryptions).
Three internet connections (including a mobile broadband (LTE))
Daily backups on two independent encrypted hard drives
A professional UPS for emergency power supply
Three operating systems (Fedora (primary), OSX, Windows)
I've been working remotely since April 2014
A real coffee machine ;)
40 min of driving to the international airport with direct flights to the vast majority of world capitals
Multiple mobile devices to test my mobile apps
I've worked with people from different countries, time zones and representing different cultures/values - I respect different approaches to communication and solving problems.
If you have no experience with developers working remotely I'm happy to help you in setting up a proper environment for such roles.
You would not notice I work remotely if you worked in a building full of people communicating to each other over IM, would you? :)