@gschmidt Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed reply. I am excited for Meteor’s future with MDG at the wheel. You guys have a great team in place… But as we all know your time is limited and say you are looking to hire/grow the team so the many bottlenecks can be fixed.
My concern comes from knowledge of a handful of very talented Engineers with CS degrees who have applied to MDG and did not even receive an initial interview but instead got an arrogant reply basically saying “Sorry but MDG is looking for top level engineers”… implying these engineers (whom did not receive any kind of interview) are not good enough.
I have not personally applied but have heard these experiences from multiple and independent job seekers. People I believe are amazing developers, who I would be honored to work with and have very innovative and popular Atmosphere packages.
Can I ask that 2016 Q1 your team re-evaluate your hiring workflow. Maybe start accepting more initial phone interviews or possibly evaluate the HR person deciding who gets an initial interview is properly qualified to judge or possibly has set the bar too high? You guys need more engineering manpower and I see you passing up some amazing candidates.
P.S. You need to hire some knowledgable evangelists (brand managers) pronto. All these emotional forum posts communicate to me that the community feels left out and not heard. And on the other side I feel the community does not appreciate you as much as they should. A team of developer evangelists who’s job it bridge the gap between the community and MDG is needed… right now that position (in the eyes of the community) is MIA. This is a cornerstone of any large OSS project.
Thanks again Geoff for the reply.