I worked at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology full-time (More than 5 years)
Dedicated group of fun, smart, hard working current and former employees loyal to the company and to each other to meet deadlines and keep the best interests of the company at heart.
Tough for a small business to compete against larger and more established businesses with larger and longer term government contracts especially with smaller customer budgets, turmoil in Congress creating delays in proposals and large companies fighting over won work
Advice to Management
My advice is to try to make the best of a difficult situation, stay lean and keep a positive attitude
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Thermopylae Sciences & Technology.
I submitted online and was contacted a couple weeks later by a recruiter. A short (~30 min) meeting with the CTO was arranged.
After that, a codility coding assessment was sent over. For the most part, it was painless. One question caused me to run out of time, but I documented my algorithm and that helped them evaluate.
After, I had a longer (~1 hr) Hangouts meeting with a couple members of the team. It involved explaining previous work, familiarity with libraries and frameworks, C++ standards, as well as software used in the build and testing process.
I was honest and tried to express technical knowledge, as well as capacity at every opportunity.
I got an offer the next morning and accepted.