So, after a lengthy interview process, I’ve moved to New York City, starting work with Lab49 in downtown Manhattan.
Lab49 are a bleeding-edge consulting firm for the financial services industry. They have offices in both New York and London, and have a swathe of highly talented developers that are quite frankly, the cream of the crop.
Interestingly, they are one of the few software houses that happily incorporate .NET (WPF/Silverlight), the Flash platform and the Java stack – a big reason that I was so attracted to them in the first place.
My role is primarily in the Flex space, working in their LabInteractive department.
One unusual aspect of the job is the regular onsite work across the city. For weeks to months at a time, developers are typically deployed in teams within client offices all across Manhattan, and in fact, the entire country. These teams work closely with clients to produce highly customized (now I live here, I concede to spelling like an American) pieces of software that typically have to withstand some of the most intense data beatings imaginable.
I relish the opportunity to live in one of the most exciting cities in the world, surrounded by some of the most competent, capable and established individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
Wish me luck!