| ||Ask HN: Do FAANG and hire designer developers?|
12 points by thrawayUnicorn 51 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 11 comments |
For my entire career (15+ years) I’ve worked at startups as a designer who codes. I really enjoy the startup scene, wearing multiple hats, and shipping quickly.
The older I get though, the more the opportunity cost of not joining a FAANG type is weighing on my mind financially.
I’ve never applied to one of these companies, and while I know my skill set is incredibly valuable to startups where urgency and velocity are important, I’ve wondered if I could even be hired at a much larger company where urgency seems less critical, and roles seem more specialized… I’m sure I could apply as only a designer or front end dev, but I really enjoy both and would hate to give one up.
If you work at one of these companies, have you ever worked with a colleague who does both? or do you? And if so, how was the experience?
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