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Julian Canlas

Flatiron Health is hiring on pocitjobs.com Most people choose either a career in law and policy or biology. Jonathan Bryan chose both. This senior quantitative data analyst at Flatiron Health – a company on cancer research – initially wanted to pursue a career in law on health policy and biomedical innovations. Instead, he found himself veering toward quantitative biological research.  “The pursuit of truth,” as Jonathan claims, attracted him to statistics. In college, the use of rigorous mathematical models to establish facts in a pivotal course on population ecology by

Obsidian Security is hiring on pocitjobs.com Techies are not only into tech When Steph Yeo started at Obsidian Security as a Marketing Associate, the first things she noticed was her colleague’s wide range of interests. “There’s a guy who knows how to pick locks, someone else who’s good at Rubik’s Cube.” We have opera singers, concert pianists, people who can unicycle.” Steph continues, “there’s something about the people who are in tech. When they’re good at something, they’re obsessively good at something.”  As a recent transplant from the arts, it

Netflix is hiring on pocitjobs.com In his career of more than 13 years, Chris Cochran has witnessed how the cybersecurity industry has changed and gained in popularity. Now, as a threat intelligence lead for Netflix, he is on the frontline of innovation, dealing with threat issues that no one has encountered before. Speaking at a high school event, Chris Cochran tells the story of the Bangladesh cyber heist. A group of North Koreans allegedly used the Swift financial system to defraud the US Federal Bank account of Bangladesh Bank of

BetterUp is hiring on pocitjobs.com Long before working for IBM and BetterUp, Bryan Hickerson initially hesitated to pursue a career in programming. “Computer science has a reputation for being very difficult,” Bryan says, “having impostor syndrome, I thought that maybe I wasn’t good enough to do that.” In the 1990s as a young Black American, Bryan couldn’t find a role model in the tech industry he could aspire to. It was his father, a systems administrator at Boeing, who encouraged Bryan’s interest in computers and programming. “We actually built my first

Flatiron Health is hiring on pocitjobs.com In 2001, as a 17-year old kid in Nigeria, Ina Onoche decided to learn to code. His interest was piqued when his friends told him that only “geniuses” like Bill Gates could become Software Engineers. Challenge accepted. “I didn’t think it was that hard,” Ina says, learning solely through books and in spite of Nigeria [like most countries at the time] only having limited dial-up access. “After I started playing around with computers, they became so interesting to me.” In this interview, Ina talks

Atlassian is hiring on pocitjobs.com! With initial aspirations of being “a struggling artist”  – John found himself as a sought after technical writer two years before finishing his bachelor’s degree. Currently, Senior Technical Writer at Atlassian, John’s illustrious career in technical writing stemmed from a series of hard decisions, beginning from his and his girlfriend’s (now wife’s) unplanned pregnancy when they were 19: “At that moment, I decided that I had to give my kids the same thing that my parents gave me. And that was a stable home full

Truss.works are hiring on pocitjobs.com Everett Harper’s story in tech began long before he helped healthcare.gov achieve its ambitious mandate of registering 1 million Americans by the end of 2013. At the start of the interview, Everett talks fondly about his parent’s career trajectories.  “I was raised in a family of IBM engineers back in the ’60s. Neither of my parents went to college. They were programmers. IBM was one of the first companies to hire African Americans in any kind of white-collar technical role – at any scale or