Reverse job ad

by Jason Swett,

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I’m looking for a new job. Inspired by this reverse job ad, I decided to create one of my own.

Who I am

I’m Jason Swett, software engineer. I’ve been coding since the ’90s. I’ve taught programming in Nigeria, Bulgaria, the Netherlands and even Missouri. I’m the host of the Ruby Testing Podcast and author of Angular for Rails Developers. Most of my work over the last six years has been in Ruby on Rails. I’m primarily a back-end engineer although I’ve done my fair share of JavaScript work as well.

What I’m looking for in my next role

In my next role I can see myself doing any combination of the following things:

  • Training and mentoring junior developers
  • Developing and documenting the organization’s processes (e.g. incident response process)
  • Helping foster a healthy relationship between engineering and other parts of the organization
  • Helping engineering follow Agile development methodologies (pragmatically, not dogmatically)
  • Helping engineering follow best practices like TDD, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Mopping the floor

Why I’m looking for a new job

While I’m quite happy at the job I’m working now, there are two logistical problems. First, I live in Eastern time, but the company is located on the west coast, and I often have to work Pacific hours. Second, I’m one of the only remote people at the company which I find a little bit isolating.

So in my next role I’m looking for something that will allow me to work remotely from Michigan. I’d prefer to work for a remote-first company if possible. (This is not a hard requirement though.)

I would also prefer to work for a product company as opposed to a development agency. I like to be able to work continuously on one single thing for a long period of time as opposed to shipping a project for a client and never seeing it again.

Want to talk?

If you’d like to talk about working together, my email address is

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