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Published by Alex Slotnick on Nov 4, 2015 11:44:38 AM

VividCortex on Fast Company: Four Signs You're Micromanaging Your Employees

We’re thrilled to point out that VividCortex CEO Baron Schwartz has had a second article published through Fast Company this week. This one, titled “Four Signs You’re Micromanaging Your Employees,” elaborates upon a few telltale behaviors that indicate when a manager is getting overinvolved with employees’ workflow. Such micromanagement can easily do far more harm than good, but its often difficult to see when you’re doing it yourself. Baron is careful to point out, however, that when a manager understands the limits of micromanaging, it can lead to great opportunities for strong work all around.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Oct 28, 2015 3:36:35 PM

VividCortex on Fast Company: How Remote Work Policies Can Backfire

Baron Schwartz, VividCortex’s founder and CEO, has published an article on Fast Company’s website, about “How Remote Work Policies Can Backfire.” Baron offers an insightful perspective on how technology and telecommunication has changed the way people interact in work settings and how remote work might have effects that are not often discussed – in some cases, remote work might come at the cost of a company’s sense of community.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Aug 14, 2015 11:11:00 AM

The 8 Best Ways To Lose Your DBA

As we all know, good DBAs are a dime a dozen. They’re easy to replace and the cost of replacing them in terms of lost productivity, downtime, recruiting, training, etc is minimal. You may even suspect that your DBA(s) aren’t very good since there is occasional downtime and people complain about the systems running too slowly. Firing people is icky so we’ve identified 8 great ways to encourage your DBA to leave.

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Published by Kyle Redinger on Apr 24, 2014 8:13:00 AM

Join Our Team! We're Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

VividCortex has several open positions, both technical and non-technical. All of these positions are fulltime, based in Charlottesville, VA or Montevideo, Uruguay. Our benefits include:

  • Fulltime salaried positions
  • Working with some of the coolest customers in the world
  • Flexible work environment, unlimited vacation and remote working opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Option grants
  • Change to work on challenge startup challenges
  • Use technologies like Go, Angular, D3, MySQL, Kafka and more bleeding edge stuff
  • Full healthcare and dental coverage for US employees
  • Lunches, cellphone and a macbook

Charlottesville Office Manager & Startup Ninja

Ideally, the candidate is incredibly organized, knows how to get stuff done, a strong communicator, and wants to be part of a fast-growing startup. The candidate must possess immaculate writing skills and be self-directed when it comes to learning something new. The candidate should also have a passion for technology and enjoy working in an engineering culture.

Systems Programming

Our agents, backend systems, and infrastructure are all written in Go (it’s awesome). We are ramping up to handle a jaw-dropping amount of incoming data. Data storage involves MySQL and other technologies in a fault-tolerant, distributed environment.

Operations and System Administration

We’re hosted in Amazon AWS and looking for people who do developer and sysops types of work — writing some server software, setting up some machines, whipping up some Ansible code, and so on.

Front End Development

The web app is backed by a small amount of PHP and Symfony2, and fronted by Angular and D3.js, CSS (Less), and HTML5. There’s a lot of API interaction from JavaScript, and a complex single-page user interface with rich data visualization that’s key for making our customers rave about the experience, not just the technology. We need people who can work in Angular, D3, design, styling, and so forth.

**If you are interested in any of these positions, send a short intro and resume/github/linkedin to jobs AT ourdomain.com. **

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Published by Kyle Redinger on Mar 5, 2014 5:48:00 AM

Hiring Inside Sales

Join us as an Inside Sales team member

Hello awesome hustlers, sales people and lovers of tech. We’re hiring an inside salesperson to build relationships and close deals with our customers.

This position reports directly to me, and has the opportunity to grow into various roles depending on the candidates strengths and the company’s needs.

You would be working for a venture-funded startup, at a pivotal time, during our launch and scale period. This would be a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a startup. We have an impressive list of clients, investors and advisors.

Ideally, you have a deep exposure to technology, can talk with people in technical roles, enjoy setting phone/virtual meetings with a minimum of 100 leads per month, can manage salesforce, favor performance-based pay, and possess a friendly tenacity to get stuff through the buying process. Sales experience is a must.

This position is full-time, based in Charlottesville, with unlimited vacation, an awesome healthcare and dental insurance plan, and in a high-paced, startup environment. The pay is heavily performance based, and can include equity.

If you are interested, send an email to jobs@vividcortex.com with

  • your resume
  • a paragraph selling yourself
  • a list of relevant experiences

Thanks!

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Published by Kyle Redinger on Jan 21, 2014 6:01:00 AM

Top 10 things you need to do to get an internship

We’ve interviewed a lot of students, mostly from UVa, who are interested in working at VividCortex. All of them are bright and capable, but we’ve had some very unprofessional experiences with students. The intention of this post is not to talk about the technical shortcomings (we have some advice in a future post) or critique, but rather, basic ways to hack your way into a cool internship. This advice comes directly from actual experiences interviewing 20+ students in the last few months. It’s generally applicable to all job seekers, but targeted to students.

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