Four years ago today I started work at Lookout, Inc., embarking on the longest journey of my career to date. I had left Apture frustrated with our inability to grow the product and engineering team, but with pockets full of experience at building and deploying service-oriented applications "my way." At the time Apture was literally down the block from Lookout, so on a Friday I left Apture and the following Monday I took my same commute in to Lookout. What I wasn't able to get at Apture, I found at Lookout.
As one of the first fourty or so employees, I've been fortunate enough not only to see an organization grow up, but also to play an important role in that growth.
To give you an idea of what four years looks like, here are the initiatives I'm most proud to have worked on:
With the founding of my current team, Core Systems, we've finally reached a size to merit this specialization in infrastructure engineering which is of particular interest to me.
I've now been at Lookout for longer than any previous employer. It has definitely been a roller coaster, but it is still one I don't intend on leaving any time soon.