As Job Market Heats Up, San Francisco Employees Should Be More Discerning
There has never been a better time to be involved in all things data. Whether your specialty is a new breed of NoSQL databases, such as Apache Cassandra, a software engineer with expertise in Hadoop, or that hot skill with the mercurial job title of “data scientist,” the Bay Area is tech Disneyland. Brands can emerge from obscurity to worldwide recognition in a matter of months, with young entrepreneurs turning into rock stars, holding court at massive conferences, filling up all available San Francisco downtown hotel space for weeks at a time. Competition is so hot that the startup perks have gone from expected free lunches to the sublime of decoration budgets, free helicopter rides, and even getting paid more to take longer vacations.
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