January 9th, 2014

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Rob

 

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Hey, everyone! Ready 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 meeting notes look like scribbles, his look like they were typed up by a computer! It’s very impressive.

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The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Sr. Infrastructure Software Engineer

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
Anything and everything related to making sure our site is available and snappy for our members.

How long have you worked at CK?
3 years in March!

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
Working with motivated, good-natured folks & providing a great service to our members.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
Yogurt & pretzels (not together, though…)

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I’m red/green colorblind and have no depth perception. See you out on the road!

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
I recall getting a bad grade for making my periods “.” too big in 2nd grade English. The injustice of it all still lingers.

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I’m ambidextrous in an odd pattern. I write with my left hand, throw a baseball with my right, but throw a frisbee with my left. I’m equal on my feet for soccer.

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
Storm’s weather control power so that I could make my drafty SF apartment a consistently balmy 72 degrees.

What’s your best credit/money tip?
Treat your credit card as a debit card.

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, and Elaine!

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

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

Ambidextrous people unite!

Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor

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August 22nd, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Helen

Hey there! It's that fun time of the month where we get to introduce you to another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Just as a quick reminder, last month we introduced you to Hok, one of our great software engineers. Today, meet Helen! Helen's first job involved dissecting cow eyeballs, which is quite different from her role of marketing manager at Credit Karma. She also carries around a Star Trek action figure as a good luck charm. We love this, as we're all a little nerdy around here. Learn more about Helen 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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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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February 28th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Ian

Hi! Ready to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team? Last week, we introduced you to Andrew, one of our talented web designers. This week, we decided to interview Ian, one of our software developers. Apparently Ian has promised to bring in a guitar and sing a song for the Credit Karma team sometime. That hasn't happened yet, but I'm wondering whether he'd play something for us if I randomly brought in one of my guitars to the office... Want to learn more about Ian? Keep reading!!

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February 21st, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Andrew

Hi! Isn't it crazy how fast a week goes by? It's again that fun time of the week where we introduce you to a member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Jason, one of our software engineers. This week, we decided to interview Andrew, one of our web designers. Andrew is one of our company's talented bakers, often bringing in decadent treats like mini maple apple bacon cupcakes with maple bourbon cream cheese frosting. He also started "Tiesday" at the CK office, where participants show off their snazzy ties every Tuesday! Want to learn more about Andrew? Read on!

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February 14th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Jason

Hi there! It's Thursday, which means it's that fun time of the week where we introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Danielle, our lovely business development operations manager. Today's interview features Jason, one of our software engineers. To be honest, I don't know much about Jason. However, I do know that one of our coworkers thinks he looks a lot like this guy and I gotta say... I have to agree! Read on for all the nifty facts I learned about Jason!

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February 7th, 2013

The Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Danielle

It's time to meet another member of the Credit Karma team! Last week, we introduced you to Greg, our director of marketing, analytics, and communications. Today's interview features Danielle, our business development operations manager. Danielle is one of the nicest people you could meet. Once, I was bemoaning the fact that all of the pens I owned were terrible and she gave me one of her own fancy pens! She was also willing to give up some of her cool toys to keep at my desk after I expressed my fascination with them. Want to learn more about Danielle? Read on!

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