Zipcar rents cars by the hour or the day.
At Zipcar, I am a senior quality engineer working on next generation, flexible, urban transportation initiatives. I use our products. A lot. Both at work and outside the office. Weekdays and weekends. I believe they are making the world a better place.
I'm a multi-disciplinary contributor. I contribute as I am able to these areas of the business: coordinating software testing; engineering hiring and co-operative education management; manual UX/UI testing; test planning; audio/visual for collaboration; voice and push-to-talk communication; documentation boilerplate.
With the help of others across the engineering department, I run the engineering co-op and internship program. I started out mentoring one co-op who was embedded with my team. I now hire and manage 10-12 students with technical backgrounds or majors on a twice-yearly cycle and place them with teams that match their interests. Two terms ago, one of four co-ops was offered a full-time position after he and I worked together on making it happen. Last term, all four co-ops were granted extensions on merit. I'm aiming to repeat these successes this term. I have a vision for the program that expands well beyond the numbers and scope of the engineering department and I am achieving goals to realize it.
I helped mob programming find a place at Zipcar. I think it is a beautiful way to work.
My teams have received awards at two of Zipcar's hack-a-thons, one for a project involving a mobile vehicle fleet service tool and the other for helping others learn about Slack chat bot design.
Significant projects: Zipcar's core libraries, Localmotion by Zipcar: a fleet management as a service product, production issue communication analytics, engineering on-boarding documentation, next gen continuous delivery pipeline, our One>Way responsive web app, multi-client API middleware proofs of concept, an easily searchable company directory
I am a songwriter, humanist and budding tech entrepreneur. I love Music and putting it near the thumping pulses of Culture. My job experience is in Software Quality Assurance within the Gaming, Advertising, Music, Healthcare and Private Transit industries. I feel I am at my best when I realize I am helping to calm the chaos and noise between talented, motivated people and the achievement of their creative and professional goals.
But I'm not interested in starting things off with my left foot forward, here.
I am looking to collaborate with others who share my interests and I love connecting people from both inside and outside my networks who are, likewise, seeking rec(u|oo)peration.
An Inquiry :
Are you artsy, or are you scientific
Are you both?
What are you experiencing?
This is my expertise, via practice : Information systems architecture ; Manual UX testing and critique ; Co-operative education management ; Software workflow and process improvement ; Online community analysis ; Slacktivity ; Software development pair- and mob-based collaboration ; Mentoring via a blended Suzuki-Coyote method ; REAPER ; Musical composition ; Drumming ;
Good will generation ;