Employee Spotlight – Tiffany Lee
The Employee Spotlight is our new blog series where we profile Parsable team members from around the world, with a focus on the work they are doing to improve the lives of frontline workers.
In this edition, we get to know Tiffany Lee, a backend engineer at Parsable.
How long have you been at Parsable and what does your role here entail?
I’ve been at Parsable for almost a year and a half now as a backend engineer. I get to work on solving all kinds of problems by making Parsable’s authoring experience more seamless and performant. Some of the fun projects I’ve worked on include: adding features to our serverless architecture, building a command-line interface to empower the support team to quickly fulfill customer requests regarding job creation and working to help build out our next generation backend microservices using a whole new tech stack and deployment process.
What were you doing before joining Parable?
For the first half of my career I worked as a frontend engineer making desktop and mobile applications at a company called HotSchedules, which created end-to-end restaurant and hospitality management technology solutions. As an engineer, I’ve always been curious how different parts of the tech stack come together to create an end product. While at HotSchedules I had the opportunity to move further down the tech stack and I started working as a backend engineer supporting the frontend applications. My experience has allowed me to solve all kinds of problems with various tools and technology, which has helped me tremendously in my current role at Parsable.
What’s your favorite part about working at Parsable?
One of my favorite things to do in life is to work with others to accomplish a goal we all believe in. Working at Parsable allows me to do this every day. I’m able to collaborate with wonderful teammates – who are passionate, knowledgeable, hard-working and fun – to create awesome products.
What do you think is a key challenge affecting manufacturers today?
I think one key challenge affecting manufacturers today is not being able to have full insight into how work is done, thus making it hard to figure out possible improvements. Parsable allows manufacturers to more easily gain insight into work executed, by collecting and visualizing the data in dynamic dashboards and reports. I love hearing customer testimonies on how insights improves their processes and the experience of frontline workers.
One of Parsable’s values is being customer-obsessed. What does that mean to you?
As a backend engineer, being customer-obsessed means building the most useful, reliable and secure services to the best of our abilities so that customers have a great experience using Parsable. It means making sure that for every decision we make in designing and building out our services, we think about how it impacts our customers.
What do you like to do for fun outside work?
I have many random hobbies outside of work, including: camping, running, biking, playing basketball, crossfit, playing the piano, watching movies and reading.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m quite interested in environmental issues and am always trying to see what I can do to lessen my environmental impact. Recently I’ve become interested in the concept of NASA’s in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), popularized by the artist Tom Sachs. I’ve been trying to see if I can reuse, make or fix items I need, using existing items and materials around the house before resorting to buying something new. Luckily my family and I don’t like to discard things so there’s an abundant amount of materials to repurpose and reuse!
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