Thanks for sharing! I was wondering whether you can add more context to the phrase “means to an end”. I could see 2 personas emerging in my mind as I read that phrase:
1) A full stack hacker who cares more about fixing (say) world hunger than about the quality of software artifacts produced in the process.
2) A qualified engineer who is (just) looking to get a salary and buy nice things.
I can imagine persona 2 being a no hire. But persona 1 still seems like an attractive. Did you intend just persona 2 ?