February 13th, 2014
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!
What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
I help the Communications and Marketing Team, working on CK’s mailing framework and handling anything related to emails to our beloved users.
How long have you worked at CK?
A little under 3 months.
What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
Awesome people, awesome work, awesome product, awesome workspace– TOTAL AWESOMENESS.
What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
I love bagels and Cliff Bars!
What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I have read works of Shakespeare and have taken part in various plays in high school back in India. I almost always played the role of Bassanio. (If you don’t know who he is, here’s a hint: he’s from Venice!)
What was your worst subject in elementary school?
Anything related to drawing. I am a miserable painter.
What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
People say I can sing, and I feel I can sing too, but only at a very low pitch. Increase the pitch and my voice undergoes crazy frequency changes. Also, I can pick up any sport really quickly. I’m currently working on my ping-pong skills here at CK!
If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
I would pick Sherlock’s ability to gather information about a person just by looking at them… basically GOOGLE GLASS!
What’s your best credit/money tip?
Don’t move your debt around– instead, pay it off. Keep monitoring your credit.
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!
Anddd the award for most uses of the word “awesome” goes to Ishan!
-Jenna, Credit Karma Contributor
January 9th, 2014
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!
December 19th, 2013
Hi there! We hope you've been enjoying meeting awesome members of the Credit Karma team each month on the blog... because it's that time again! This is Elaine, our amazing Talent Acquisition Coordinator! Elaine loves collecting snow globes from her travels and claims she can't do the Elaine dance from Seinfeld, but we're hoping that one day she'll surprise us all. Keep reading to learn more about Elaine!
November 26th, 2013
Hey everyone! As you might know, we've been introducing you to another awesome member of the Credit Karma team each month on the blog. Well, be excited... it's that time again! Meet Chris, one of our talented infrastructure engineers! Other than knowing he's a whiz at photography, I actually don't know much about Chris. But I do know that he saved me from being the "new kid" at Credit Karma for very long... he started the day after me! And for that, I will be eternally grateful. Since I wasn't able to tell you much about Chris, it's probably best that you hear from him directly. Keep on scrolling!
October 10th, 2013
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!
September 26th, 2013
Hello! Today, it's my privilege to introduce you to another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Meet Dan, one of our talented analysts! Dan's been known to drive to Tahoe to play poker on a whim and always appreciates a good bowl of chili. He's also not bad with plants, as he plant-sat my company plant for five months without killing it. Thanks, Dan! Want to learn more about Dan? Read on:
August 22nd, 2013
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!
July 11th, 2013
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!
June 6th, 2013
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!
May 9th, 2013
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!