March 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Travis

 

Ishan

Hey there! Ready to meet another member of the Credit Karma team? Last month, we told you a little bit about Ishan, one of our talented software engineers.

Today, meet Travis, who isn’t just a skilled engineer– he also used to play tennis and chess competitively and won a few regional tournaments in his younger days! Even more importantly (to the team), he plays a mean Pikachu in Super Smash Bros.

Keep reading to learn more about Travis!

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Software Engineer in Test.

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
I am focused on building and maintaining a top notch front-end test automation framework to help us ensure quality for all Credit Karma products.

How long have you worked at CK?
I have worked at Credit Karma for five months. Time flies when you’re having fun!

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
Working with awesome coworkers to provide a high-quality service that is truly beneficial for our users.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
Fun-sized candy bars are the best. Milk chocolate and caramel, yum!

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I can get intensely competitive over otherwise trivial things, like high scores in video games.

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
Show and tell. I have never been fond of public speaking.

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I can wiggle my ears, flare my nostrils, and flip my eyelids inside-out; I don’t know if I can do them all at the same time, though.

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
Super speed. Short commute times for the work week and lightning fast reflexes for video games and sports!

What’s your best credit/money tip?
Keeping track of your income and your expenditures can help you stay in the positive. If you consistently spend more than you make, you’re gonna have a bad time.

Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?

Meet Ezra, Jonathan, Cathy, Greg, Danielle, Jason, Andrew, Ian, Juan, Igor, Alex, Henry, Hok, Helen, Dan, Keith, Chris, Elaine, Rob, and Ishan!

Interested in joining our team? Check out all of our open positions!

Stay tuned as we continue to reveal the nerds behind Credit Karma!

Ah, Travis’ competitive nature explains why he’s so good at tennis, chess, and Super Smash Bros…

-Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor

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March 8th, 2014

Infographic: Get to Know the Credit Karma Team!

Hey everyone! For this week’s infographic, we're giving you an inside look at the Credit Karma team's list of favorite ice cream flavors, favorite site features, spending preferences, and more. Check it out!

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February 13th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Ishan

Hey, everyone! We hope you've been having as much fun meeting the Credit Karma team as we've been having introducing them to you! Today, you'll be learning more about Ishan, one of our awesome software engineers! Ishan spent a period of his life in Wisconsin, so "it's always summer for [him] in SF." He also writes with more exclamation points than anyone I know, averaging 1.6 per sentence in his introduction email to the team. Either that, or he was just really excited to join the team. Either way, hurray for exclamation points! Learn more about Ishan below!

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January 9th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Rob

Hey, everyone! Read to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? This is Rob, another one of our talented infrastructure engineers! Rob is way too humble to admit this, but he has the nicest handwriting in the world. While most of our meeting notes look like scribbles, his look like they were typed up by a computer! It's very impressive. Scroll down to learn more about Rob!

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October 10th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Keith

Hey there! Are you excited to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Well, you should be! This is Keith, one of our excellent software engineers. A little about Keith: he broke his arm three times in two years and is pretty much always wearing black so he doesn't have to worry about color coordinating/matching his clothes. He also used to edit technical books, but we're very glad he decided to join our team instead. Learn more about Keith below!

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July 11th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Hok

Hi! Ready to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Last month, we introduced you to Henry, one of our business development analysts. Today's interview features Hok, one of our talented QA Engineers. Hok loves visiting national parks and is into camping and hiking. Also, unlike most of the engineers on the Credit Karma team, he apparently doesn't get a Nerf gun in the hopes that others would not shoot an unarmed civilian (or... CKer). Eek! Sounds dangerous. Want to learn more about Hok? Read on!

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June 6th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Henry

Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Alex, one of our front-end developers. Today's interview features Henry, one of our talented business development analysts. Some fun facts about Henry: he loves to trade currencies on nhis time off and likes to treat his friends out to lunch when the EUR/YEN moves in the right direction. Read on to learn more about Henry!

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May 9th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Alex

Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Juan, one of our amazing operations engineers. Today, meet Igor! Igor moved from Berlin to the United States 8 years ago "because [he] wanted some excitement in [his] life". And we're super glad that he found the US exciting enough to want to stay... he's a great addition to the team! Want to learn more about Igor? Read on!

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April 4th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Igor

Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Juan, one of our amazing operations engineers. Today, meet Igor! Igor moved from Berlin to the United States 8 years ago "because [he] wanted some excitement in [his] life". And we're super glad that he found the US exciting enough to want to stay... he's a great addition to the team! Want to learn more about Igor? Read on!

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March 7th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Juan

Know what time it is? ...It's time to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Ian, one of our amazing software developers. Today, meet Juan! Like what seems to be the vast majority of the Credit Karma team, Juan creates his own music. Because of this, I'm quickly becoming convinced that should all of our team collaborate together, we could create a pretty awesome band. Not a bad idea, if I do say so myself! Read on to learn about Juan!

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