March 13th, 2014
The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Travis
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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!
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?
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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