Week 92 - Employed

  • I (finally) have a new job! On Tuesday Iโ€™m joining Altium, a leading electronics design software company, as VP Product & Engineering of its Nexar division in Cambridge.
  • Iโ€™ve been introduced to the team this week over Zoom by CTO, Leigh, but Tuesday will be my first day in the office. Iโ€™ve much to learn about the industry, but Iโ€™m feeling positive about using my experience with product and engineering teams to help my new colleagues.
  • I had stopped writing about my job search in these weeknotes a while ago. Itโ€™s taken far longer than I expected. The number of relevant, open, tech leadership roles has been very low, certainly the scarcest Iโ€™ve experienced in my career. Itโ€™s been a painful process so itโ€™s a huge relief to be able to move forward and get back to work.
  • The upturn in my fortunes coincided with a return to shorts weather. Sunshine makes everyone happier doesnโ€™t it? Playing football in the park, walking to the shop to get ice creams, leaving the windows open to let in fresh air. All marvellous.