I worked at Pythian for last 4 years. I know that some of you will ask what happened and why did I left. This post gives some answers.
In short: I have got and accepted an offer that allows me to make the world even better place and grow even more professionally.
Pythian is a fantastic company with a great mission to deliver the best data management services in the industry. There are great and friendly people working for the company. I will miss the spirit and the team a lot. That is for sure. I have witnessed a very rapid grow during last 4 years. I am very grateful and proud that Pythian gave me an opportunity to be part of the team and grow professionally along with the company. I have learned a lot. I made more friends than ever before. I had an opportunity to fail and succeed. I would never get to the point where I am today without Pythian. If I would have an opportunity get back in time and change something, I would change nothing. It was/is an experience that I suggest to leave through to anyone.
Working at Pythian I learned that grow is a good thing. Pythian have good ambitions to grow. So am I 🙂 I have received a good offer and decided to use it. I believe that my new job will allow me to grow professionally even more rapidly, continue to contribute to Oracle community even more then before and make this world a better place to leave in. I do not want to give all the details away about my new employment now, as I just about to start it tomorrow. However, I hope to release all the details in few days’ time.
FAQ: I think that a few of you will have more questions after reading it. Let me cover some of possible questions:
Q: Is it “Oracle” or “Enkitec”?
A: Nope 🙂 Those are great companies. However, I am not joining any of those.
Q: Many good people left Pythian. What is happening?
A: I thinks nothing too serious happening. Pythian is a great company and doing well. It just called Life! Some good folks joining good companies. Some decides to leave. Some re-join previous companies they worked some time ago. Without a change world would not progress. As for example if I would not leave TietoEnator Alise (the company I grew up with and worked for 10 years) I would not join Pythian. There are many gifted people working for the company, many will join it as opportunities arisen. I am sure it has a great future.
Q: What is going your relationship with Pythian crew?
A: Well, I am missing them already. I hope to stay a good friend of Pythian. I respect people working there very much. I am sure that our paths will cross many times in the future. I am planning to be part of Oracle Conferences in the future. If you want to have a good time on a conference then look for Pythian team and join events they organize. There is a good chance that you will meet me there too 🙂
Q: Are you moving to USA?
A: Not yet. But it looks like I will. As of now the ETA is 6 months.
All right folks! It is time for me to get ready for the next step in my career. See you around and stay tuned for more news from my side 🙂