Wondering after reading others

New / IT sxDz42
Aug 19, 2018 12 Comments

21 YoE Currently senior sysadmin, 1B private company, 1600 employee, 30% YoY growth, unlimited PTO, unbelievable brand, 103k salary, no bonus, no stock; 38 yrs old. Desire to be Chief Technology Architect.

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  • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
    Which city?
    Aug 19, 2018 4
    • New / IT sxDz42
      OP
      Tampa Fla
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Tango Health / Eng WaterColor
      103k in Tampa is >225k in Bay area.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Blizzard FFWi76
      You are saying for a similar lifestyle he would pay $123k more in rent and tax per year?
      Aug 19, 2018
    • LinkedIn Zeiwkf5
      That sounds about right.
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Microsoft mensch
    Closest thing to transferable skills into high tech job in msft is Premier Field Engineer, part of Microsoft services. Pays well, (better than your current comp) and you can transition into more of an architect role as you gain more exposure and internal visibility. I went from a sysadmin/architect type role in the government to a PFE position, then through promotions and internal networking landed in sales as a TSP. Are you up to date with cloud stacks? If not I would study up on that. On-prem is dying, hybrid / cloud is what services is looking for. Check the career site: careers.microsoft.com, and filter for Tampa. Good luck!
    Aug 19, 2018 1
    • New / IT sxDz42
      OP
      Thank you. I'm looking into that now. I've looked before. But it always seems that you need to know someone to get that initial sift and shake of resumes through the filters and into hands and eyes that actually matter though. Confirm?
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Tableau krxi15
    This started going downhill so fast after "unbelievable pto"
    Aug 19, 2018 2
    • New / IT sxDz42
      OP
      It was unlimited PTO, (comma) unbelievable brand.
      Aug 19, 2018
    • Tableau krxi15
      Whatever. Post after that felt like the anti climax.
      Aug 19, 2018
  • Comcast JygG83
    You started working *in tech* at 17?
    Aug 19, 2018 1
    • New / IT sxDz42
      OP
      Indeed I did. Worked in highschool and then all through college and then enjoyed 15 yrs straight off of college and into the position I am now.
      Aug 19, 2018