Years ago, I managed a group of Windows technical resources, and after a few years doing that, I moved back into a technical role, plodding my way through a UNIX engineering group for a couple of years, followed by three years of work on a middleware engineering team.
Our company is always looking for new ways to do things. I spotted an opportunity like that, applied, and have accepted a position on the Dark Side.
Come Monday, I will be a engineering Manager again. 🙂
I’m really excited about this new gig, and have already started working on the job postings for the folks I will be hiring. A promotion is always a good thing — and this one was hard fought against some other very qualified candidates — but this one’s especially sweet because of the conditions. No 24×7 oncall, no production support duties, and best of all, I’m charting new waters for the company as well as for myself. And, I’m hiring my own staff, rather than inheriting an pre-built team. That’s a tremendous amount of latitude… and responsibility.
What a great way to end the month of April!