Brian founded Mirror Placement in 2006, a recruiting company specializing in Ruby on Rails. Brian believes that it is the best job in the world.
Mirror has granted Brian the never-ending benefit of working daily with developers and leaders at startups. They make Brian smarter, energized, and hopeful. Brian is deeply thankful for the part he plays in the startup and developer journey, and joyful for a chance to support and enhance so many developers’ career trajectories. Brian often spends his days (and sometimes his nights!) connecting Ruby on Rails developers and growing startups.
When he's not building the future, you’ll often find him playing or watching baseball and other team sports with his wife Jaime (a high school coach) and his three children.
August 18th, 2021 | 29 mins 14 secs
Returning from Episode 343, Aaron Kahn is a Certified Financial Planner at Wealth Management Strategies, Inc. Brittany and Brian invited Aaron back on to the show to break down equity for developers: why they should care, equity terminology and guidance for when their employer is sold and they have vested stock.
July 14th, 2021 | 28 mins 29 secs
Brittany and Brian are joined with Frank Lamantia, CTO for Bold Penguin. His background is in software engineering; he likes to call himself a recovering Java developer. He runs product management, software engineering, cloud & site-reliability engineering, information security, and internal IT. The trio discuss the recent Bold Penguin feature on the Stack Overflow Podcast and Bold Penguin's hiring practices.
June 21st, 2021 | 31 mins 11 secs
It is the debut of The Ruby on Rails Podcast! Brittany and Mirror Placement have partnered on the next iteration of the podcast, with Brian Mariani joining as a regular co-host. They discuss the exciting changes coming and then dive into the current world of Ruby recruiting and hiring.
February 10th, 2021 | 33 mins 10 secs
Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement. He is back on the podcast to discuss the current boom in hiring, remote working, rusty decision making and the drive to love whom you are working with.
July 15th, 2020 | 27 mins 7 secs
A timely episode for the employers hiring and the Ruby developers looking for work during the pandemic. After a heartfelt story, Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, revealed hiring patterns and honest advice for these unprecedented times.
February 5th, 2020 | 33 mins 49 secs
Brian is back! Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm, came back to share his wisdom on financial negotiations and what it is like to recruit from both the client and developer side.
September 17th, 2019 | 37 mins 16 secs
Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement, a Ruby on Rails focused recruiting firm based in Boston. He joined Brittany to reveal how the Rails job market is doing, what accompanying technologies devs should learn & key interview tips.