Interesting Data Gigs # 17: Just take my advice and join Sourcegraph
One of the companies with the biggest potential I've ever seen this decade
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Hello Data geek.
Today, I won’t be writing about a specific role.
Today, I want to present to you one of the most interesting companies I’ve seen this decade, and I hope when you finish reading this, go visit their careers page and apply for a role there.
The company is called Sourcegraph, and I will tell you why you should be part of this team.
First things first: What is Sourcegraph?
The simplest definition I’ve found about the company is this video from Marek Zaluski, a Software Engineer at Sourcegraph focused on the Developer experience:
I just took a small piece here:
Truly this makes the perfect description for the platform.
But there is more.
They are hiring remotely
Sourcegraph is hiring remotely in almost all countries out there. So they are intentionally hiring people from different parts of the world, different cultures, time zones, mindsets, etc. This makes the company even more attractive.
It’s like they shared:
So, I want to share with you the first idea of how to stand out in your job application. It’s very simple, but you should know that many people won’t do this:
Take your time and read it, take your notes and bring your own questions to the virtual meeting with them.
So, if I took the time to do it, you must do it as well if you want to be part of this org.
The company is well-funded
For myself, in the current environment we are facing now, I don’t care a lot about funding (I care more about profits and sane growth) but you should know that Sourcegraph is well funded: $248 Million in seven different rounds, according to Crunchbase’s data.
The last raising was a $150 Million Series D for a valuation of $2.625 Billion, with a16z, Craft Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Infinitum Partners, and many other incredible investors working directly with this team. To be honest with you: the capital is important but here what matters most, at least from my perspective is to work closely with incredible investors like David Sacks, Sarah Wang, Andrew Reed, Scott Raney, and many more.
The community matters more than you think
They are just putting a lot of effort into building an incredible product, but to build an amazing community as well on Discord. I’m part of this incredible community to the point that I was very active on Twitter (I’m still sharing tidbits about the product and its capabilities almost every 3 days) and they sent me this incredible swag package to my home here in Lima:
The past two weeks been very complicated for me, and these teams have helped me tremendously with their amazing gifts, care and love. You will never understand the profound impact your words have made on me. ❤️ 🙏🏾
THANK YOU @riotgames@awscloud@sourcegraph@HubSpot
— Marcos Ortiz (@marcosluis2186)
Aug 30, 2022
Social Proof Sells
David Haynes, a Security Engineer at Cloudflare, shared this about the product:
So, when you see this caliber of clients that Sourcegraph is working with, you immediately understand that the company is providing a ton of value to these companies.
It’s time to be part of this rocketship, my friend.
Let’s discuss two ideas on how to approach this job application (THE REAL MEAT)
Idea # 1: READ THE HANDBOOK
This is too important to let it pass. Everything is there, even its productivity hacks.
Idea # 2: Win Twitter as a client and help Elon and his Tesla peers to understand Twitter codebase faster
Actually, I shared this today:
There is a better, environment-friendly and cleaner way to do this: it’s called @sourcegraph
— Marcos Ortiz (@marcosluis2186)
Oct 29, 2022
I know: this will be hard, especially with the current situation of the company, but it’s not a so crazy idea after all.
Elon demanded to every developer on Twitter to print out all the code they delivered in the past 30 to 60 days.
Here’s an example:
Happy Friday all.
— Leah Culver (@leahculver)
Oct 28, 2022
Can you imagine just for a second how many paper sheets will need the team for this?
There is a faster, cleaner, and environment-friendly way to do this: just use Sourcegraph’s capabilities, especially Code Insights.
The big proposal here is simply saving a ton of time, not only for the developers trying to understand the code but for Product Managers as well.
But, how to accomplish this?
Why Sacks? Because he is a friend of Elon and he could help (I’m speculating here, not assuming) to make the connection.
Then, perhaps Quinn, Beyang, and Marek could work on a short video (less than 5 minutes) explaining how Sourcegraph could help Twitter, using one of these repositories of the company.
Perhaps this could be the path for the next Head of Marketing at Sourcegraph. Who knows !!!
Idea # 3: Just apply my friend
Do it now, and if you get the chance to be on board this space cruiser, don’t think too much. Just join.
Good luck with the application.
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