There is a discretionary zone where you might not be as strong technically as the org is looking to hire, but if you show good "intangibles" you can be hired... yes... even over a more technical person.
Jan 3 • 14 tweets • 2 min read
Got a lot of DMs about a tech screening thread.
Number one issue: a good % of folks don't actually know what a tech screening is. So let's dig in!
Yes, a tech screen is to see what the technical competency is of a candidate... but it's more than just that.
If it only were a "can they XYZ?" you'd likely be sent to an online test.
Jan 2 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Just had my 2nd call today with the client about this.
They asked me to state a few things:
Calling this candidate a "techbro" and "an ass" was out of line. In hindsight, that's more than fair. I shouldn't have put this out so publicly.
Client also shared the candidate was told they would get the notes immediately after the call. There was confusion on candidate's part re: "read me your notes".
After review, client found notes to be helpful and insightful.
Jan 2 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
I just hard flunked someone on a tech screening interview.
them: OK let's get this over with, I'm a big deal in this sector of the biz. I know this stuff.
me: um, we're screening tech, but I want to let you know I'll report tone and stuff too
Them: why? you're a tech screener, screen for that
me: Then why does my client include a "likability" column in the rating sheet?
T: don't care. I don't need to work with people.
T: I'm a 10x engineer. I don't ever talk with folks
Dec 12, 2022 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Just got off a phone call with someone.
A regulator ripped up an architecture… And I’m furious.
Before you go any further. This is for a high performance (very very very high volume) site _which will NEVER EVER have proprietary data. EVER.
Let’s look at the complaints…
“TLS must be to the destination web server/service”
We designed TLS to terminate at the load balancer. And HTTP to the worker.
Look, I understand MitM attacks. I’ve written tools to do it! But if your threat is an attacker can be between the LB and the WS? Da hell?
Dec 9, 2022 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Someone DM’ed me and asked “what do you mean Really Big Monitors?”
All SOCs are required to have absurdly large monitors on the walls. They are required to have pew pew visualizations on them at almost all times, but especially when clients or execs come visit the SOC