First 6 months here...so far so good!
Director of Architecture (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 19 April 2016
It's a rare sight in Winnipeg - continuous deployment in a truly devops environment. I've only read about this stuff in articles and papers about Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook. But we're actually doing it, at scale. We run the web properties for over 30 massive sports teams / leagues down in the US, with tens of millions of users hitting the web and apps all the time. The team is crazy smart, it's been a truly humbling experience. At the same time, everyone is super supportive and non-combative.
I never knew what I was missing. Don't join if you can't work inside a small, dynamic team where there are no formal titles or rank - this is how we gain our flexibility, but it can be grating on some personality types. For me, this is the perfect environment to master my craft - a place that encourages "safe to fail" and really lives by it.
Mortal Kombat machine in lobby, very flexible schedule, super smart co-workers, family type environment, fast growth
clients are all remote (US), lack of formal structure / hierarchy