What’s your background? Career aspirations?
I studied computer science and economics at UT in Austin. Before graduating, I started a web development agency that led into my first job in tech at a small startup. I worked there for 3 years as a software engineer, splitting time building products on iOS and the web, while working towards a masters in computer science after hours. I really enjoyed the startup experience, but I wanted to work on projects at a larger scale. Indeed was a perfect fit.
What triggered your job search? What drew you to Seen?
I began exploring new opportunities passively. I didn’t want to rush the process and I was still enjoying my work at the time, but I was curious to see what opportunities were available. The traditional model of searching, applying, writing cover letters and waiting to hear back felt slow and arduous with little transparency. Seen rapidly sped up that process, while reducing the workload for me.
How did Seen ease your job search?
Seen was a great fit for me because I was not in need of a new job, but I was curious to see opportunities that automatically matched my skill set and may be of interest to me. On top of that, it drastically reduced the workload for me to get in contact with other tech companies in Austin. It turned the application process on its head and allowed recruiters to find me.
What excites you most about your new role?
I’m very excited about my new role because I still get to work on projects as a full stack engineer, but I also get to develop my skills as a manager. I enjoy interfacing with various departments at Indeed and growing to understand the entire organization at a higher level.
Tips for fellow tech job seekers?
I highly recommend trying Seen. It found the perfect job for me, and it turned out to be a job I wouldn’t even have known to search for. Only uploading my resume once and letting Indeed do the rest saved me a lot of time. I am very happy with the result.