Hello, Flux

After leaving FreeWheel and playing hide-and-seek with bears in Glacier National Park for a week, I’d joined two ex-FreeWheelers (Nick and Max) to co-found a startup called Flux.

Flux aims to help enterprise better understand talents and internal needs, to increase internal mobility. Our own stories led to this idea. I changed jobs six times across three departments in FreeWheel. Each time I switch a position, it’s not only a good challenge and growth opportunity for myself but also a great benefit for the FreeWheel. By keeping experienced talents around and motivating them with new positions, companies minimize attrition cost and maximize productivities.

We’re starting the company in a truly distributed fashion. Nick/Max are in California, and I’m in NYC. I understand the importance of face time, so we’ll get together often, and I also believe modern technology has advanced to the point that people can collaborate seamlessly online. And I’m looking forward to the life of coding a few hours at home and going to a gym on my schedule. After all, engineers all wear headphones when they work in an open office, don’t they?

We plan to hire a few engineers at the beginning. If you’re interested, check out our open positions and drop an email to journeys@fluxwork.co, or feel free to message me. I’m happy to share more information.

Job Hunting Season Again

Yesterday some young students came to our office for a written test. It’s somewhat unbelievable that I’ve worked for one whole year :) Watching their young faces and imagine some of them will join us made me excited.

Frankly speaking, the written test of our company is…grrr… pretty tough. They are not that nice to fresh guys/gals, lol. Hope the test can pick really excellent ppl out.

On my way to company this morning, I’ve some crazy ideas in my mind. If I had the power to arrange an interview in MY way, I would show an XBox 360 and a good game (like GoW2) to the candidate, then ask him to play 10 minutes from the beginning. So I can observe how fast s/he can learn something unfamiliar, how s/he  dealt with difficulties, how fast and accurate s/he can response, and how s/he behaved under impression. Sounds a perfect interview way, right? haha

What if the guy/girl had played the game before? That would make the test too easy for him/her, however that’s still fine to me, I love gamers :D