Janna Brockmeyer is a manager of software development and has been a part of our team for over three years. She started her career with us as a software developer and was recently promoted to be a people manager. She is based in Vancouver and in her free time enjoys golfing, fishing and hanging out with her cats. Keep reading to learn more about Janna and what it’s like to be a manager on the engineering team.
Q: What are you are most proud of since being promoted?
Janna: Since being promoted to a people manager, I have been excited in helping people grow, find new experiences within our team and trying to make sure they are growing, learning, and are challenged every day. I want to make sure the people I work with have a say in what they are developing with our product manager.
Q: What is typically the highlight of your day or week?
Janna: The highlight of my week is getting to chat with my teammates and find out how they are doing and what they need help. I try to remove whatever impediments they may have and helping them out whenever I can.
Q: How would you describe the culture at Elastic Path?
Janna: Elastic Path has a collaborative culture. You can ask various team members not only on your own team but other teams or departments for help. Everyone is willing to assist you and answer any questions you might have.
Q: How has your experience been since shifting to remote work?
Janna: Since switching to remote work, my cats have enjoyed having me home. However, I miss the office, I look forward to going back into the new Vancouver office space and being able to interact with coworkers very soon.
Q: How has Elastic Path contributed to your career progression/development?
Q: Thinking back, what were the reasons that made you join Elastic Path? What are the reasons you choose to stay?
Janna: The reasons that made me choose Elastic Path was the culture, the people, the atmosphere, the collaborative nature, and the hang outs we have on Wednesday and Fridays. I also wanted to learn about eCommerce. I like learning about the back end of eCommerce and being able to interact with many companies and not being tied to a single company, in which we are trying to put a particular ecommerce store out for.
Q: What do you love about Elastic Path?
Janna: What I love about Elastic Path is the people and the collaborative nature, you can ask a random question and someone on the team can answer the question or find you the individual who can answer your question. Overall, the people at Elastic Path love to see each other remotely and being able to hang out whenever we can during zoom calls. There is a support system behind everyone in the company.
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