A friend showed me the website of a very interesting group today (can they be called a company?), and I had to put up a post to share it. Their website is "http://www.thehive.com", and to be honest it sounds too good to be true. According to their website, they are one big distributed group of hackers who work in some of my favorite technologies building cool projects for competative salaries with full benefits living wherever they want. Additionally, it sounds like as a developer for The Hive you are provided with high-end Mac hardware as your development environment, which means I'm drooling off the side of my keyboard right now. Rephrased: "Work from home on a sweet development machine using your favorite technology stack"; if I weren't working on a startup project myself, my resume would already be in the mail.
The only thing that seems strange about this place is that I can't find any outside information on them. Excluding their website, it's hard to prove that they exist, and the only project they claim on their website is an internet dating application, which is free to use. How is this sustainable (I suppose they could be sailing on ad revenue)? I've done some extensive googling, and haven't turned up much, so I guess they must be flying in stealth mode on other projects, so to speak, using funding to float them until they have something that turns a profit. In any case, on the surface it seems like one hell of an opportunity. They have openings posted for PHP, Ruby on Rails, Qt C++, and Java SWT, all of which would be cool jobs to have, so if you're a hacker in one of those categories and are looking for a fresh opportunity maybe you should go to the link above and find out if these guys are for real.