Here’s a job offering you don’t see every day (asterisks mine): “Netflix is hiring a ‘Chaos Engineer’ … Basically, somebody to go in and f**k s**t up to prove we can recover. Ping me for details!”
The “recruiter” in this case is Dan Woods, a senior software engineer at Netflix, and the “listing” was in the form of a tweet, which elicited a string of wisecracks – and a few expressions of interest -- from the Twitter crowd:
Netflix is no stranger to chaos. In 2012 the company released the source code for Chaos Monkey, the first of its Simian Army collection of cloud testing tools.
(Note: Hat tip for the top photo inspiration goes to Erik Gumbel, @Holocryptic on Twitter. And for those who don’t know, that’s Stephen Stucker from the 1980s Airplane! movies pictured.)
Welcome regulars and passersby. Here are a few more recent buzzblog items. And, if you’d like to receive Buzzblog via e-mail newsletter, here’s where to sign up. You can follow me on Twitter here and on Google+ here.
- The most ironic hold music ever.
- Bonnie & Clyde might have had "right to be forgotten."
- Microsoft trots out tired euphemisms for "18,000 people are losing their jobs."
- What planet does Larry Page live on?
- Internet of Things spawns horde of other Internets
- An unusual spot for a switch, but they say it's 'functional.'
- In prison for selling pirated movies, he is shown pirated movies.
- Don't forget how close Microsoft came to losing Novell lawsuit.
- Catching up with the guy who live-blogged bin Laden raid.
- Band releases album as Linux kernel module
- 2014's 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries.
- Snopes working overtime to debunk Flight 370 hoaxes.
- Electric car owner charged with "stealing' 5 cents worth of electricity.
- Geek-Themed Meme of the Week Archive.