#1 – Tell us about your role and journey so far at DoorDash.
I’m an Engineer on the Drive Growth team here at DoorDash. I joined DoorDash about seven months ago, and a big reason for picking DoorDash was the excitement about the projects I would work on, especially building from the ground up. My experience has been great so far — it’s equally challenging and satisfying. I get to learn about a new set of technologies and industry (very different from my previous job) while also leveraging the expertise I have to build a great product.
#2 – How did you get into software engineering?
I’ve always been fascinated by technology ever since I was a kid. That followed me through college where I studied Computer Engineering. I gravitated towards the software side of things and found myself enjoying that more than my hardware courses.
#3 – What does a day in the life at DoorDash look like for you?
I typically spend a good amount of focus time to write code and help out other team members. The days I do have meetings are usually for updates on the various projects I’m involved in, tech design reviews and demos. Occasionally there’s ad hoc meetings to discuss ideas with my team members.
#4 – What kind of impact are you making for our DoorDash customers?
DoorDash is great at delivery, and most people are familiar with food delivery. DoorDash Drive extends that to provide white-label delivery for businesses. The projects I work on are about making what Drive is great at, more accessible to anyone. DoorDash Developer, which was recently released to the public, empowers developers by making it easy to integrate delivery into what they build. In as little as 3 lines of code, you can send a dasher from point A to B. This unlocks a world of possibilities, use cases and business scenarios never thought of.
#5 – What do you love most about working at DoorDash, and what do you think is important for potential candidates to know?
The people. Everyone I have met at DoorDash has been great, there’s a friendly atmosphere and everyone is super eager to learn and help each other. One thing candidates should be aware of is that there’s a lot of room to make an impact here at DoorDash. As a fast-growing company, there are so many great projects, new ideas and opportunities that arise that make it an ideal place to learn and grow.
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