Below is an article originally written by PowerToFly Partner Spoiler Alert. Go to Spoiler Alert's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
Employee Spotlight: Jessica Janiuk
Start Date: I joined Spoiler Alert at the beginning of March 2017 and was recently promoted to Senior Software Engineer and Product Team Lead.
Hometown: I grew up in Delafield, Wisconsin, a Milwaukee suburb with about 8,600 residents, but I've been based in Greater Boston for two and a half years.
Education: In 2006, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire with a bachelor's in Communication and a minor in Web Development.
Role description: I wear a number of hats on the Product & Engineering team. At a high-level, I'm responsible for delivering on the product roadmap and product iterations, which entails writing code and building out platform infrastructure. I also mentor team members, and as a certified SCRUM Master/Developer, I help keep the team focused and on-schedule. Outside of my day-to-day, I'm active in the Greater Boston development community, an organizer of GDG Cambridge, and a master of pun delivery.
Why do like working at SA?: I like that we're a mission-driven company focused on solving food waste (and associated problems like climate change), and the team truly feels like a family.
Favorite "distressed inventory" recipe: Easy - making banana bread from aging bananas.
Fun fact! I have fenced for 18 years and recently had a custom sword forged that is inspired by Wonder Woman.
Below is an article originally written by the Spoiler Alert Team, who is a PowerToFly Partner. Go to Spoiler Alert's page on PowerToFly to see their open positions and learn more.
Employee Spotlight: Ari Hopkinson
Start Date: I started working at Spoiler Alert in October 2017.
Hometown: I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, but I've been living in Massachusetts for eight years.
Education: I graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Role description: I focus on all things customer-facing, including data analysis, onboarding and support, coordinating monthly/quarterly business reviews, and working with the tech team to ensure optimum platform functionality. I also serve as the team's social chair, scheduling company outings and volunteer days with community partners.
Why do like working at SA?: I love working on a mission that's important to me, surrounded by intelligent, motivated, fun people.
Favorite "distressed inventory" recipe: Pickle it! Anything and everything.
Fun fact!: Too many to list! I have completed the "Expert" level of Minesweeper in 111 seconds; I lived in a yurt for a year while working in North Carolina; and I ride a push scooter to work/the train everyday, which is over 750 miles per year! 🛴🛴🛴