I recently took a new job at kink.com (warning: not safe for work) to manage the software development team. I had managed a software development group in the past but for the last few years I was really more into just building software and staying heads down. If there’s any constant in the software field, though, it’s that things always change. The change for me was that I wanted to get back into leading a software group and working more with other groups inside a company. Just building the software wasn’t enough for me anymore. I’ll probably write about this more at another time but I’ll just leave it there for now.
One interesting aspect about working at a company like this is that the place has an amazingly positive vibe to it. People just don’t go and work at companies in this industry unless they want to be here so I think that is one of the things that really contributes to it.