That made my day.
Who (with): Hewlett-Packard, Enterprise Security Services, Americas Security Consulting
What (as): Senior Security Architect
Where: Teleworker/Work-from-Home/the Americas
Why: Ultimately it came down to two factors: platform and place. It was not an easy choice; the other offers were strong.
How: Perseverance; a great outplacement consultant in Dean Morrow at hdmsi.com; made luck; networking; a lot of conversations with a lot of people I trust; family and friends; a lot of conversations with a lot of people I didn’t know.
I like choosing the right tool for the job. I like platform agnosticism. I like security polycultures. I like defense-in-depth. I like HP’s security tools like ArcSight and TippingPoint, but I know they’re not universally applicable.
My interviews and conversations highlighted the platform agnostic aspect. The folks on my team come from a varied and diverse background, and leverages all of that experience.
The adjustment has been easy. Easy, except for moving my treadmill out of the basement to my new home office upstairs. I might need specially built robots to bring the hulking mass upstairs. I used a walking desk/treadputer before and want to again.
I miss my old team and the great folks that worked with me. But I’m excited by the team I’m working with. They’re every bit as smart and capable, and I’m glad to work with them.