Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Shireys are Moving to the Emerald City

It's now official: our little family is moving to Seattle, Washington. Now for the back-story.

A little over a year ago, I had applied on a whim to They found my resume to be not horrible. They called me, they interviewed me, they interviewed me again, they asked me to fly out to Seattle (which I did), they interviewed me in person, and they offered me a job... Which I turned down.

Andrea, somewhere near Westlake Ave.

Fast forward this May when Amazon solicited me for a position doing machine learning. Again, they called me, interviewed me, flew me out, and offered me a job. While I love the people with whom I work at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, I felt that I needed to find a position doing something more fitting my personality and passion. It was an extremely difficult decision that I discussed at great length with my awesome wife, my very supportive parents, and somewhat surprisingly, my very understanding and encouraging boss at LexisNexis.

The Space Needle. And us.

After nearly six years at LN, I will be sad to go, but we're looking forward to the adventure of the Emerald City. After only a few days of discussing with friends and family, we've already had a great outpouring of support, for which we are very thankful.

This picture looks somewhat familiar.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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