Do I need to move out of the Southeast?

Sep 4 16 Comments

I am tired of working at small (less than 50 people) tech companies with little opportunities and narrow scopes.

It seems like we are a few years from big tech companies coming to the Southeast (I hear Google is coming to Atlanta).

Aside from the research triangle, who has very few openings, is my only choice to move to NY, Seattle, SF?

5 YOE with an MSE as full stack dev

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  • NewRelic llIIIIIl
    We opened an office in Atlanta not that long ago.
    Sep 4 5
    • OP
      How's your experience been so far at New Relic? Which office are you in? We use you guys btw, good stuff.
      Sep 4
    • NewRelic llIIIIIl
      Probably one of the best paying jobs in Portland sans working at FANG companies here I would guess. Been here a few years now.

      Great culture, we don’t do pay bands, so everyone at a level gets the same base. Amazing snacks, monthly events to stop and hang out together. 9-5 gig where people start asking questions if you stay later than 5.
      Sep 4
    • OP
      That's reassuring to hear. What level are you / yoe?
      Sep 4
    • NewRelic llIIIIIl
      If you count YOE as direct relevance then 2ish? I’m a mid level at the moment.
      Sep 4
    • OP
      Thanks for all of your replies!
      Sep 4
  • Oracle halspfje
    Also, atlanta has some hot startups you may wanna check out
    Sep 4 0
  • Oracle halspfje
    Google is in Atlanta right
    Sep 4 1
    • OP
      Yes, but half are for 10+ yoe. The only one (out of only 10) that applies to me is a test engineer which I've read is hard to get out of (per Cracking the coding interview)
      Sep 4
  • Oracle anon@3
    Are you highly employable there? If so I would stay. Else you will be going into a fire fight relocating to one of the areas you mentioned.
    Sep 4 1
    • OP
      Yes I'm heavily recruited here. A recruiter from Amazon in Seattle reached out to me for sde2 for example
      Sep 4
  • OmegaFi jorquart
    Atlanta has a solid and growing tech scene. For starters there's Square
    Sep 4 0
  • Daugherty / IT
    boombayah

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    boombayahmore
    A lot of tech companies are eyeing Atlanta it seems. Plus the CoL is relatively low.
    Sep 4 2
    • OmegaFi jorquart
      Not for long.
      Sep 4
    • Daugherty / IT
      boombayah

      Daugherty IT

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      I am a fresh grad working in software engineering as a consultant
      boombayahmore
      True. I live in the suburbs and rent is going up consistently
      Sep 4
  • Cisco mosalahh
    Funny that you're referring to a city as a person! Anyways, I would suggest to stay put in nearby areas like RTP, Nashville or Atlanta. Low CoL and nice weather are a couple of pros.
    Sep 4 0