Would any of you engineers that could work at FANG work for a small ecommerce food company?
A friend of mine has a company that sells subscription based, direct to consumer, pre-prepared food boxes through an e-commerce custom built website. Their entire tech stack (including integrations with payment processors, analytics software, shipping services, etc...) was built and is managed by one contracting company that has behaved like in house devs for a few years. My friend's company has no technical people on staff, this has caused problems.
I keep telling them that they need an experienced full stack Lead Engineer/CTO type hire but I also think it'll be very hard for them to find someone that has the experience to manage an entire company's stack. I especially think so because anyone with that experience should be able to work at a bigger company that can offer both a higher salary and better perks.
So my question is, how could a small company find and entice an experienced developer/CTO type to work there?
Would any of you do it?