Two hundred and one Signavians!

Written by Niamh Elisabeth McShane | 2 min read
Published on: November 20th 2017 - Last modified: February 14th, 2018
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The servers are humming, there’s a steady drone of chatter emanating from the phone booths, the developers are bubbling over towards the final sprint and the champagne is chilling in anticipation in the fridge. It’s all systems go as we draw towards the end of the quarter. Yet with so much bustle in the office, we almost missed a very important milestone - the hiring of our 200th Signavio employee! We caught up with Rachel Stiles, a Colorado native based out of our Berlin office, to find out what it feels like to join ranks with the best in Berlin and beyond!

Interview with Rachel Stiles

You’ve just joined Signavio’s Engineering Department as a technical writer and our 200th employee! So, why Signavio?

It was a mixture of things, partly the desire to work for a software company, and especially the culture. It’s rare to find a company with such a genuinely warm, nurturing and also driving culture--a place where you’re supported but always pushed to improve yourself and reach new heights. It’s fun to work in a place where you’re always challenged.

What’s been your favorite experience so far?

Definitely our new agile coach, Adiya, bringing me candy on a near-daily basis!

More seriously,  just being part of a team of so many incredibly smart and talented people is an experience in and of itself. I’m a little intimidated, to be honest, but they inspire me to work hard and bring my own work up to their level.

What makes you a Signavian?

At work, I’m focused on producing the best documentation I can and ensuring that I’m continuously working on improving my skills and getting past this learning curve I’m on with regards to GitHub.

On a personal note, I have an encyclopedic knowledge of Namie Amuro’s discography and career, and spend probably too much time reading Terry Pratchett novels. As our team expands across the world, it can be quite a challenge to keep up the joint spirit. How do we do it? One method is Code Camp, our annual one week get together in Germany, where every employee (even our Aussie counterparts on the other side of the world) gets together for group workshops, activities and a little party or two ;) You can find out all about next month, right here on the blog. And if you’d rather be there than read about it, why not join the team?

Published on: November 20th 2017 - Last modified: February 14th, 2018
Topics: Signavio