I just accepted a position as a Senior Technical Integration Consultant at Guidewire Software, starting the first of next month.
Yes, I was part of the ESI layoff of 90% of contractors last month. I am working with Advantage Consulting and partners to find a new position.
As always, I am particularly interested in highly challenging and rewarding opportunities. And I am willing to take on a heavy travel schedule and to relocate.
I have a start date to serve our customer, the research side of Monsanto, working through Comsys and Advantage consulting: Monday, April 6th.
Monsanto is one of the best customers I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve with them again.
Local color: They just poured concrete to repair the road outside my house this morning. Within seconds of them leaving, the neighbor’s youngest fell in it. I pulled him out by his feet; and while his parents washed him off, I caught the workers on the next street so they could fix the concrete. They said that things like this happen all the time. ;->
[ Note: The following status replaced with 2009-03-24: Start Date at Monsanto. ]
As of this morning, I found myself a participant in the second round of layoffs at my (now former) employer, Asynchrony Solutions. They’ve been a great place to work — the people, the work environment, the opportunities to improve myself and to help our customers solve business problems. But the current economic environment has been very hard on Asynchrony: Loss of projects and delayed sales have cut income to the point where the expenses of the company, primarily employee salaries, simply had to be cut.
So, as of this morning, I am looking for work.
I have substantial experience as a consultant and contractor — leading, coaching, and contributing to software development projects in a variety of technologies in both Java and Microsoft environments. (…including .NET, C#, VB, C++, COM, etc.)
I currently live in the Saint Louis, Missouri metropolitan area, and I am willing to relocate to just about any reasonable location. (I have a preference for the West coast, or possibly Texas, should there be interesting opportunities available.)
For the short term, I have a job search to start. And blogging is not my primary strategy for finding a new job. ;->
Thank you for the interest!