Posts tagged "Behind the API"

ShuttleCloud 7th Anniversary – Congrats Team!

ShuttleCloud founded in May of 2010 by Eduardo Fernández and Carlos Cabañero, is celebrating its 7th anniversary.

Since that time, the team has worked hard to achieve incredible goals, such as working with industry leaders like Google, Yahoo, and Comcast, amongst others. On a daily basis, ShuttleCloud migrates more than 31 million emails and 3.4 million contacts for its partners.

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How Is The Engineering Hiring Process at ShuttleCloud?

At ShuttleCloud, we’ve had several openings in the past 5 years. We’ve made a lot of mistakes in all of them. As always, we try to learn from our mistakes. We take everything we do as an iterative process: try, fail, learn; try, fail, learn.

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In the last opening, we’ve tried to create a hiring process we can feel proud of. Particularly, I keep complaining about the stupid processes our industry has. Namely, whiteboard programming, processes with more than 5 technical interviews, tricky questions, rude/arrogant interviewers, etc….

Below, we want to share with you what we’re doing in ShuttleCloud to hire two new software developers.

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It Takes a Whole Startup to Raise a Data Scientist

The other day, I read a blog post—an extremely amusing one, in all fairness—mocking the startup world. I’m sure it has ended up on your Twitter feed; it uses a certain swear word in every line. Yup, this one.

It got me thinking, which can only mean trouble ;). Seriously, it did get me thinking: yes, there are some perks and attitudes in startups that lend themselves to mockery and some personalities who can be easily caricatured. But if I were you I wouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, not just yet. Wait until you read this blog post, at least.

So, the Office Manager Wants to Become a Data Scientist, Say Whaaat?what_shuttlecloud

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Building a Learning Culture

Imagine yourself in the following situation. You know your team, their strengths and their weaknesses. You know which members need to improve and in which areas. Like most, your team is made up of a variety of people: members who are eager to learn, who read everything they find, and others who don’t, for any number of reasons.

Even when you try to remind them to spend work time learning—remember, improving is part of the job—they don’t do it. They always have too much to do and can’t find the time.

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“My goal was to explore future features for ShuttleCloud’s products”

Thanks to a partnership with the EIT Master´s Programme in Data Science, ShuttleCloud has had the opportunity recently to work with Philipp Eisen, a smart young engineer who has helped us explore new potential features for our products.

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Philipp Eisen (22) is studying the EIT Master’s Programme in Data Science organized by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).

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Behind the API: Pranks

Another month, another post. The team has been working hard but between meetings, coding, and learning sessions there has also been time for meetups, traveling, and joking around—especially for joking around.

Things don’t get boring around here often, as there’s always someone ready to have a laugh and take the rest of the team along for the ride. Once the prank wheels are in motion, there’s no way to stop us.

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