As I’ve announced in a separate posting, I’m going to go work for SitePen. I wanted to say a few things about Arbor Networks, the company that I’m now leaving.
There are many plusses to working at Arbor Networks. There are a lot of smart people at Arbor, and Arbor does a good job of ensuring that the new folks coming in are also people you’d want to work with. Pretty early on in one’s career, you learn just how important it is to have good people to work with, and Arbor has lots of them.
Arbor’s engineering staff is almost all located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which remains my favorite place to live. I’ve traveled to many places and Ann Arbor suits my tastes well (YMMV). There are more than 60 people in the Ann Arbor office now.
Arbor has clearly reached a scale where it’s no longer a “startup”. It’s a private company, so I won’t mention financials. I’ll just say that the company is very solid and well-run.
Many people leave companies because they’re disgruntled about the work environment or company politics or some such. I’m leaving Arbor because doing so is the best move for my career.
If you’re into computer networking or security, I’d highly recommend checking Arbor’s job postings out. It’s a growing company with a lot of good things going.