Job Resources for Software Engineers in San Francisco/Bay Area

Places to find Job Opportunities

Find jobs at Y-Combinator start-ups: https://triplebyte.com/candidates or look for the monthly job postings thread on Hacker News (search for “who is hiring” or some variation. January 2016 as example)

Find Fin-Tech jobs: https://www.untapt.com/

Find start-up jobs: https://www.whitetruffle.com/ and Angel List: https://angel.co/

Post your Salary and get job offers: https://hired.com/

IT and Engineering Jobs: http://www.dice.com/

Find Jobs at Bessemer Venture Partners funded companies: http://jobs.bvp.com/

Resources on Start-Up Pay

https://angel.co/salaries

https://www.wealthfront.com/tools/startup-salary-equity-compensation

http://www.geekwire.com/2011/wrong-answer-5050-calculating-cofounder-equity-split/

https://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/dont-waste-your-time-in-crappy-startup-jobs/

http://codingvc.com/analyzing-angellist-job-postings-part-2-salary-and-equity-benchmarks/

Interview Tips

How to Prepare for An Interview – Quora

http://robertheaton.com/2014/03/07/lessons-from-a-silicon-valley-job-search/

http://phys.org/news/2014-06-job-reward-narcissists-applicants-modest.html - Be confident and clear in your abilities: don’t be arrogant, but don’t be too modest: they need to know you have skills and you need to tell them, otherwise how will they know and why should they hire you? 

For the Driven: figure out what you want to work on or get better at, and then go find start-ups (<20 people) that do that, and email the founders on LinkedIn directly.

Negotiating

Get a counter offer first, then begin negotiating for more: sick days, vacation days, projects you want to work on, responsibilities you want, career development/mentorship you want, pay for college classes/conventions, compensation, bonus, 401k, medical and life insurance, other perks (food, parking, transportation, equipment, etc.), WFH options, location, work/life balance. Remember to think holistically about your compensation package and not just about one thing or another.

http://attemptedliving.com/2015/09/05/negotiating-your-job-offer/

http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/dreamjob/kalzumeus/ and this is the post sign up link: http://privatelist.findyourdreamjob.com/how-the-pros-negotiate/

http://www.kalzumeus.com/2012/01/23/salary-negotiation/ “In 6 months can we revisit these goals and measure how I did? and re-discuss compensation?”

Resources for Honing Skills

Home of Data Science – Kaggle

Coding Challenges: https://www.topcoder.com/

Practice Coding, get recognized by employers: https://www.hackerrank.com/

Automated Testing of Programming Skills for Employers to Recognize: https://www.testdome.com/

Coder Camp for Certification: http://www.freecodecamp.com/map

Quora Answer on What CS Languages to learn (2013)

Misc

 

LinkedIn: http://www.slideshare.net/linkedin/tagged/LinkedIn%20Engineering%20Insights

Palantir: https://www.palantir.com/library/

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