Oct 20, 2022 Culture

Learn how to grow your career in Engineering @ DoorDash

DoorDash is rapidly growing a logistics platform that enables millions of orders a day globally, and none of it would be possible without our world-class engineering team. Our customer-focused engineering culture drives our tenacious growth, with a team that is passionate about rolling up its sleeves and building products that will directly impact people in local communities.  

As part of a hyper-growth tech company, we’re always looking for talented engineers who can attack new challenges with speed, create new solutions, and own large, complex problems. We are currently building out our remote and in-office teams in Seattle, San Francisco and New York City to create new, impactful products.

Join us at our upcoming event on October 26, where five engineering leaders from across our organization will share their varied experiences around joining the company as a new grad, insights on how to balance parenthood as an engineer, how mobility opportunities have helped our people grow their careers at DoorDash, and advice on those looking to start or grow their careers in engineering.

Attendees at the technical meetup event will hear from:

Osaide Ogbeifun, Principal Engineer

Osaide joined DoorDash in 2017 and is a Principal Software Engineer. Currently, he leads the technical vision and roadmap for OpEx organization, which covers fraud, identity, delivery experience, and money teams. He also manages cross-functional engineering initiatives. Osaide has a Bachelors of Engineering from Metropolia University (Formerly EVTEK) in Finland and a MS Information systems from DePaul University. 

Janet Sun, Software Engineer

Janet Sun joined DoorDash in 2018 and is a Senior Staff Software Engineer. Currently, Janet is a tech lead for the Consumer Experience in the New Verticals team, expanding the consumer experience to convenience, grocery and more. Prior, Janet managed the Dasher Platform Team in the logistics organization. Janet holds a bachelors from Cal Tech as well as a masters degree and a doctorate from Stanford University.

Varsha Dudani, Director of Engineering

Varsha joined DoorDash in 2017 and is a Director of Engineering, leading the Dasher organization with Dasher experience, retention, rewards, satisfaction, and Dasher platforms. Before joining the Dasher team, Varsha worked in the Merchant organization, building and leading multiple teams. Varsha holds a masters degree and bachelors degree from the University of Mumbai with over 20 years of experience in Software Engineering at start-ups and mid-sized companies. 

Erin Collins, Software Engineer

Erin Collins joined DoorDash in April 2020 as a Software Engineer on the Core Infrastructure CI/CD team. She contributes to all things related to automating, debugging, and streamlining our build and release software tooling, most recently leading up the effort to migrate our service deployments to Spinnaker. A Kentucky native, Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Murray State University. After 10 years developing missile simulation software, she realized her passion for improving software and its processes and went back to earn a Master’s degree in Software Engineering Development Management from Carnegie Mellon. Coming to DoorDash has been an exciting opportunity to combine her passion and expertise into a rewarding career.

Drew Gomez, Software Engineer

Andrew Gomez (Drew) is a new grad engineer who interned at DoorDash in the summer of 2020. During his internship experience, he enjoyed the people and working environment and decided to join DoorDash full-time in December of 2021. Since then he’s been working on the Dasher Growth team, enhancing the Dasher onboarding process. Drew has a Bachelors of Science from California State University, Long Beach.

Liangxiao Zhu, VP of Engineering – Moderator 

Liangxiao is a VP of Engineering at DoorDash, where she is leading the New Vertical organization that is expanding DoorDash’s local commerce platform into grocery, convenience, retail, and more. Prior to DoorDash, Liangxiao spent around 10 years at Meta where she was a Senior Engineering Director leading Payment efforts across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus, enabling Ads Billing, Commerce, Creator Monetization, Digital Commerce, Donation, etc. She also launched Facebook Pay to empower everyone around the world to participate in the digital economy. Before Payments, she spent 7+ years building the Ads Product Platform, Business Graph and Management and led Developer Platform through Cambridge Analytica. She was one of the site leaders for Meta Seattle/Bellevue offices, and is passionate about building an office DEI culture. Outside of work, she spends a lot of time with her sons, who are 13 and 7 years old. She also enjoys cooking and gardening.

Topics of the event 

The event will go over a number of topics related to our panelist and what they have accomplished. Specifically the panel will discuss: 

  • How the engineering environment and culture has shaped their experience working at DoorDash 
  • Their career path and career mobility at DoorDash 
  • Their accomplishments at DoorDash and how their work directly impacts local economies
  • How they have been able to build their career while also balancing family responsibilities

Join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 12 p.m. PT to hear from these panelists and learn how you can spice up your career at DoorDash. Register here today!