There is much to miss with my old position. I had the chance to participate in changing the core data strategy and the luxury of doing it with the right people. I can't stress this enough, the right people make the difference. I can't mention leaving without mentioning them because they are an incredible group.
When I announced my plans to move on, it was possible to promote from within because every had grown so very much. They are all brilliant and I will miss working with them.
So now I'm switching my role up a little bit.
I'm moving on to more of a straight Data Architect position instead of Enterprise data. I have the chance to build out a number of interesting "cloud" products that will have several very serious, real world applications.
There is a good bit of greenfield development and different agile techniques I expect to run into. I'll post as I learn new and interesting things.