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At JumpCloud every individual makes a difference, and their work matters no matter what function they hold. This ongoing series aims to showcase the personalities and contributions of every JumpCloudian and share the spotlight with the people who work hard every day to help Make Work HappenTM.
Lizzie Szoke (She/Her)
UI Software Engineer
We recently caught up with Lizzie Szoke about what it’s like to work as a UI Software Engineer at JumpCloud.
When did you start working at JumpCloud? March 2020.
How did you first learn about JumpCloud? A former coworker of mine joined JumpCloud.
Can you run us through a day in the life of your role at JumpCloud? As a member of the growth team, I typically work on the development of A/B experiments, often focused on the sign-up or onboarding experience. I am also the Scrum Master, or the person who is responsible for facilitating and coaching the team in following Agile values and processes, so I run the daily team standup and help out with sprint planning and the sprint retrospective.
How have you grown as an individual since starting at the company? My development skills have grown a lot while at JumpCloud, as I’ve had the chance to work with and learn from other developers. I can see it pay off in how I approach and solve the problems I face every day. I’ve also been pushed to grow my non-technical skill set as well, and recently got the chance to become a Certified Scrum Master.
Pick a JumpCloud value (Build Connections, Think Big, 1% Better Every Day) and share an example of how you lived that value recently. 1% Better Every Day – I really appreciate feedback, and strive to incorporate that feedback into improving how I look at and solve problems. I have grown a lot as a developer during my time at JumpCloud, and a lot of that has to do with getting to work with other great developers!
What is something that you have accomplished at JumpCloud that you are proud of? I recently worked on an implementation checklist that will help guide new IT admins at JumpCloud during their onboarding. This experiment was one of the most successful experiments we’ve run, and has helped provide a launching pad for future experiments for our team and other growth teams.
What keeps you energized about working at JumpCloud? Having an awesome and motivated team to work with! I enjoy the varied work — no day is quite the same, and that is exciting to me.
What do you like to do on your days off? If it’s winter, I like to go skiing! I also enjoy hiking and reading (I’m always reading at least one novel).
What advice do you have for prospective JumpCloud candidates? It’s fun working on such an impactful product, and seeing your changes make a difference. The company can be fast paced, but it’s a good challenge.
What book or movie have you recently read/seen and why would you recommend it? “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. It was an enjoyable, quick read and I loved the premise. It is about exploring paths not taken, and seeing the effect of choices both big and small.
What’s something you plan to do in the next year that you’ve never done? Travel to Italian vineyards.
Do you have any pets as in-house colleagues? Maggie, an Aussie/Shepherd mix, and Luna, a tortoiseshell cat. Luna loves to follow Maggie around, and is definitely the boss of the house.
Want to Make Work HappenTM at JumpCloud like Shane? Join our team of dedicated, passionate, and creative people who are eager to change the IT industry forever. Take a look at our current job openings here.