On behalf of the DevOps Hiring Committee I’m thrilled to announce that Bryan Richter will be joining HF as a DevOps engineer from mid May.
Bryan is a programmer with a diverse background, both professionally and personally. From Silicon Valley startups, to Oregon startups, to Helsinki… um… startups, Bryan has spent a lot of time helping teams scale up tools and processes. He’s dangerous with Bash, Perl, Haskell, and Nix. Through other professional open source work, Bryan has first-hand experience collaborating online, building community, and grappling with some of the social and leadership aspects of that arena.
Bryan’s relevant work experience includes building data pipeline scripts gathering output from multiple systems at StarMine/Thomson Reuters; prototyping a backend service that converts user parameters into a Nix build description for internal software configs at RELEX Solutions (now used in production); implementing Gitlab pipelines for Snowdrift.coop and the RELEX tooling above.
Many people contributed their time and effort to make this hire happen, foremost from HF, HFTT and GHC HQ. To name a few in a roughly chronological order:
- Davean Scies authored the proposal to hire a DevOps for GHC and core Haskell packages.
- Emily Pillmore and Gershom Bazerman led efforts to get it approved by HF Tech Track.
- Andrew Boardman put a lot of work into sourcing candidates and informational interviews.
- Moritz Angermann helped us with the process and details.
- Ben Gamari assessed technical skills of the candidates to find the best fit.
- Ryan Trinkle, our Treasurer, proofread the contract and assisted with legalities.
- Richard Eisenberg provided his helpful leadership and signed the deal.
Please join me in being excited about the new future for Haskell core infrastructure!