A big change coming up for me

Apparently there are some questions that Google can't answer

Several months ago I was approached by Google, sounding me out to see if I was interested in applying for a job. I love Google — it being a kind of programmer’s heaven — but I also really enjoy my work at ProFactor and the freedom and flexibility it brings.

I decided to apply anyway, just to see how far through the interview process I’d get. After a chat with a recruiter, a phone screen interview and several on-site interviews, I was flattered to find out I’d passed, and was offered a job at the London office in their mobile department.

It was never my expectation to make it through all the interviews, but after an awful lot of deliberation I’ve decided to take the job.

It will be a gigantic change for me — after four years of running a company with my friend Nik going back to being PAYE will be a shock.

I’m very sad to leave the business, but Nik is continuing with it and I wish him and ProFactor all the very best of luck in the future. My thanks to all that have supported me through the four years at ProFactor.

I’m finishing with ProFactor at the end of next week, and I’m starting with Google on the following Monday. It’s going to be a very intense time — I’m so excited!

Aside: Spookily, the winner of the “Doodle 4 Google” this year came from my old school!

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Posted at 11:02:10 BST on 7th October 2008.

About Matt Godbolt

Matt Godbolt is a C++ developer working in Chicago in the finance industry.