Something about my Current Status post the other day touched a nerve, and a substantial number of people wanted me to pass on the fact that they’re hiring and might well be interested in Sun alumni. (Hmm... now this piece is provoking “us too” notices. I’ll update, for a while anyhow.)
Of course, I should mention that at the recent Oracle/Sun media event, all the executives we’re wearing “We’re Hiring!” buttons; probably not Sun alumni right now, but lots of people aren’t and we get to be at the top of the list. Here are the rest:
The Googlers were well-represented; I heard from Denton Gentry (“There are many Sun alumni at Google, and many reqs open. To me Google feels similar to Sun in 1990s”), John Panzer, and a couple others whose tweets I can’t find now.
From Nuxeo, Stefane Fermigier.
From Salesforce.com, Peter Morelli (“Why not join the party”).
From Red Hat, Rich Sharples (“java, virt., Linux — always happy to put a good word in for ex sunnies I know and respect.”)
From NexJ Systems, Greg Fenton. Greg worked for me as an intern about 100 years ago.
From VMware, Jian Zhen.
David Van Couvering says his group at Symantec (based in SFO) is hiring too.
From Accenture, Will Snow.
From Microsoft, Matt Thompson.
From Atlassian (JIRA & Confluence); hiring in both Sydney and SF, says Dave O’Flynn.
From Joyent, Mark Mayo remarks that, as the world’s largest OpenSolaris installation, they’re particularly interested in Sun alumni.
From LinkedIn, Alex Feinberg, who goes by @strlen on Twitter, which has to tell you something.
Tony Haile from Betworks says they’re the company behind bit.ly, Summize/TwitterSearch, Chartbeat and Tweetdeck, and are hiring for a bunch of different companies for those interested in the real-time web and social media.
Robert Hahn points to the careers page for Primal Fusion, “A very young company looking to make a big splash with our semantic technology platform. We're doing a lot of development with Java and Python.”