Don’t Be Everything, Be Better

A contract opportunity recently came into my inbox. The contract requirements read as follows:

Qualifications & Skills

  • 10+ years of experience in a role as a software developer
  • Senior level development experience in all of the following technologies: Java, Python/Django, C#/.NET Core, Ruby/Rails, Node, Scala, and PHP Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks such as Vue, Angular, React, and React Native.
  • Experience setting up Linux, Docker, Windows and virtualization as a lead DevOps and systems administrator
  • Relational database design/query optimization experience with SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Reddis and noSQL.
  • Experience creating and consuming web services (JSON / XML),
  • A “Doer” – willing to jump in and help
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Positive attitude and willing to meet at the request of multiple stakeholders with very short notice.

I turned down this opportunity. I do not strive to be everything. I only strive to be better. It’s not humanly possible to meet the requirements of this job.

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