Here at TripAdvisor, we give engineers root on EVERY box.
I'd add "modulo the live site", but when I needed that, it was made available.
I think of this as the computer equivalent of the HP story of one of the founders using an axe to break into a storage closet so engineers had access to equipment over the weekend.
(blah blah blah we're hiring blah blah blah)
Good god, I don't even want root on every box. If I've got root on something, that means I'm responsible for it. I don't want to own that many resources, because then I have to worry about them.
I'm sorry to say but your careers section is pretty horrible.
Your About Us page is blank:
Learn about us in 30 seconds
More about us ...
on the right side that seem like they should be links but they aren't.
Your jobs page:
is the standard outsourced and absolutely terrible job database search.
No offense intended but based on your career section alone I would never apply there. I might apply if I met people at a networking event and they convinced me but definitely not based on your site info.
In fact, we have a project underway to try to make it suck less.
Having said that, if you're anywhere nearby, drop me a line and just come in for lunch. It'll be more compelling than any jobs page we could put up.
I'll take a rain-check though in case I do someday end up in Newton.
Ugh. I understand the principle of empowering developers, but some basic security would be nice...
At least seems like that kind of place from the outside: jail yard metal table, BSD boxen, a Colombian silver Peso, K&R and Plauger, bottle o' jack, dot-matrix printouts of kernel panics, cute unmentionables left by last night's mistaken young thang .. "This is Tarsnap, Asok. You can break hearts but you can't break servers."