What’s your position and what do you do?
Backend Developer. As a part of the tech team, my job is to maintain and develop our API— keeping it secure, fast and friendly to consumers, while adding features that make managing access even easier.
Why did you want to join the Kisi Krew?
I really like the informal startup culture and believe in the product. I've worked in a couple of coworking spaces in the past and could only dream of solutions like Kisi at the time.
How would you describe the culture at Kisi?
Vibrant, inclusive and focused.
What’s important to know if someone wants to work remotely?
You need to be self-driven to keep the concentration, and be OK with being physically isolated from others for long stretches of time, or learn to compensate in the evenings.
How would you describe a normal working day as a remote employee at Kisi?
I tend to start my day with a cup of coffee and go through the changes introduced when I was gone. It's important to keep being on top of things, as I find it makes me more engaged and I can jump in to provide my colleagues with help if need be.
After the standup—a quick update on everyone's progress and plan for the day—it's back to coding. I might need to communicate with my colleagues some more to iron out the details of a feature or gather more intel on how to reproduce a bug. It all depends on the task at hand.
Usually, before I call it a day, I also participate in code review. It lets me exchange knowledge about our system and best practices with other developers, learn what other folks are up to, see if it can be improved in any way or if there's an edge case that hasn't been addressed yet.
What’s your favorite city and why?
Qingdao in Shandong province, China. Exquisite nature, great weather, and fond memories.