If you've reached this page, chances are you're looking to contact me about a position, possibly coming from my LinkedIn profile or my resume. Good! Let me help you and save us both some time:
I'm currently interested in opportunities where my work would have a direct impact in driving forward more than just one particular company.
Positions I'm interested in would offer an opportunity to set the security strategy and vision, guide the various teams through implementation, and carry forward the rest of the company. Think "Consigliere to the CISO".
I'm not willing to relocate to San Francisco, but I'm very experienced in working remotely.
When contacting me, include the name of the company you're recruiting for. Without this information, I will not reply to your mail. Ideally, you'd have the hiring manager reach out directly.
I'm looking for organizations that are privacy conscious and striving to contribute to the improvement of all people's lives. I'm sympathetic to non-profits, the public sector, academia, and research.
I'm interested in New Space industries and related research, in large scale internet operations, and organizations with significant international impact which support and contribute to the internet community, to Open Source, and which support, encourage, and practice independent research without "monetization" concerns.
I am particularly not interested in organizations that are singularly profit driven, exclusively advertizing supported, or which utilize stack ranking.
Organizations with ties to military, tobacco, fossil fuels, or government intelligence are not a good fit for me.
Things I care about (in no particular order):
I don't care whether or not you have:
Some examples of the places that I'm sympathetic to or might find interesting are listed below. If you are reaching out behalf of similar organizations, I will be happy to begin a dialog.
You can find out a lot about me on the internet. I give talks on the work I do, and I teach graduate level university classes on System Administration and Unix Programming. Some of the code I've written is available on GitHub. With all that, I prefer interviews to be focused on the strategic details and human components.
I do very much consider the interview process to offer me an opportunity to evaluate the company. Therefor, I will prefer an open discussion over rote knowledge tests.
I don't mind:
Please do not press me for "salary requirements". We both know what the industry average is for senior and principal candidates with over 15 years of experience, so you should be able to make me a fair offer.
If the organization you represent or the job you have previously matched me for aligns with the above, then please feel free to contact me. When doing so, tell me you've read this page.