My company, Coffee Meets Bagel, is starting a big hiring drive. It’s updating its openings for multiple jobs, including:
- Senior Data Scientist
- Data Engineer
- Senior Backend Engineer
- UI/UX Engineer
- Lead Android Engineer
Here’s the best part: All positions can be remote! Including, you know, in Seattle!
The company culture is great and the team (and work!) is lots of fun. The tech stack includes Python, Django, Cassandra, Redis, and PostgreSQL. (Click on that link for details on our goodies.)
If you’re looking for a change and think CMB could be what you’re looking for, ping me and let’s talk!
Seen in the window of Easy Street Records. West Seattle is growing on me.
The view from a friend’s Lake Union condo. Gosh, I love living here!
Either I’m the most curdled curmudgeon in the world, or the most insightful person in the world. It’s a bimodal graph with no middle ground.
I lurk on the Seattle Tech Startups list, follow GeekWire and TechFlash (which went downhill after Bishop and Cook left), keep abreast of what’s cooking in NWEN, and occasionally attend after-work local tech events.
I filed a complaint about CLEAR with the WA Attorney General’s office.
Yesterday, about two weeks after I filed the complaint, someone from CLEAR calls me and is very apologetic. “We want to see if you’re having any more speed issues.”
We talk. He says let’s do another speed test. I say OK. He says we’ll do it whenever it’s convenient for you, any time, any day. I say OK, how about tomorrow at 7 am my time? He says OK, great, I’m very sorry for this Mr. DeRosa, I apologize for the inconvenience, etc. I say fine, shall I call you at the number I called just now? He says great, yes. Tomorrow at 7am.
Today at 7am I called his number.
Our technical support department is currently closed. Technical support is open from 9am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.
I tried calling three more times, until 7:20. Then it’s time to leave for work. Thanks, CLEAR.
(Read parts I, II, and III.)
Yesterday, I did another speed test with CLEAR‘s level 1 tech support. (I.e., the reps you get by dialing 1-888-888-3113.)
CLEAR’s support rep said they had done no work on my ticket, but they wanted to do another speed test anyway. Hrm. No work at all? None.
The results: My bandwidth is now about 5Mbit down, 1Mbit up. I no longer have a basis for a complaint, so I asked them to close my problem ticket.
Why is it now 5Mb/1MB, when three weeks ago it was 1/10th that? There’s no explanation. CLEAR claims they did no repairs that would have affected my connection. And I didn’t do anything here to affect it. Yet it’s much faster. It’s a mystery of God’s creation.
The next installment in my continuing saga…
CLEAR contacted me. There’s no new information about my problem, and they didn’t say they fixed anything. But they want to do another speed test.
I’ve scheduled it for tomorrow evening.