The Scoop #42: Is there a drop in software engineer job openings, globally?
Also: Amazon’s job cuts deepen; pay transparency changes in the US; and the answer on why Dollar Shave Club was down for 8 days straight.
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Are we seeing a global drop in software engineer job openings? I dug into data from Indeed and Hacker News to try and work out if there’s a fall in software engineer job vacancies. It looks like there is, but not everywhere. Analysis.
Amazon job cuts deepen. Last week, the hot topic at Amazon was the leadership doubling down on a return to the office for staff. On Monday, the focus changed when the tech giant unexpectedly announced 9,000 more job cuts, including from profit center AWS. I talked with Amazon engineers to get another pulse check. Exclusive.
Triplebyte shutting down. The startup aiming to make hiring software engineers easier raised $48M in 8 years. It’s now been acquired by rival startup Karat, in what looks like a fire sale. What does this acquisition signal to other startups? Analysis.
Pay transparency changes in the US. Since January, companies hiring in several US states need to share pay details upfront. How could this change affect the market? I asked the founder of Complete, a startup focused on compensation. Exclusive.
Why was Dollar Shave Club’s website down for 8 days? Unilever bought the shaving blade delivery service for $1B in 2016. In October of 2022, the popular service’s website went dark and was unusable for more than a week. What happened, and what could engineering teams learn from the incident? Exclusive.
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