Committed to Success: Lillian Liang, Plastiq Inc.

Lillian Liang is a Commit engineer who joined Plastiq earlier this year. We talked to her about her journey to Commit and Plastiq.

Committed to Success: Will Casarin, The Steamoji Team

Will Casarin is a Commit engineer who joined the STEAM educational startup Steamoji earlier this year.

Committed to Success: Sim Brar, Plastiq

Sim Brar is a Commit engineer who joined Plastiq in 2019 as a Principal Software Engineer. We talked to him about his journey.

Know Your People

At Commit, our engineers are the heart of our company. My job is to create an incredible experience for them. I start this through conversations to get their perspective and begin to earn their trust.

My job at Commit is to create an incredible experience for engineers

One August in the 1990s, I drove across Canada, from Calgary to St. John’s, Newfoundland, with a good friend. I have so many fond memories of the journey: our debates about how to solve the world’s problems, the lengthy and reflective conversations, and the notable random people we met along the way.

Committed to Success: Clara Tsang, Software Engineer at Procurify

Clara Tsangjoined Commit in 2019 and quickly found a role as a front end developer with Procurify, a rapidly growing Vancouver-based startup in the spend-management software space.

We’re Creating a Tailored Learning and Development Program for Entrepreneurial Engineers, and We Need Your Help (Part I)

In my previous posts, I talked about how Commit is dedicated to career growth, not just project work. From the beginning, we knew that if Commit was going to be built properly, we had to have a foundation that not only encouraged, but actually dedicated a certain element of itself to growth and development for each engineer.

What is a Startup Engineer (And How Are They Different From Other Engineers)?

Over the last few months I’ve spoken with a lot of engineers about Commit, and who we’re building it for. Sure, we aim to partner with exciting and promising seed-funded startups to help them get product-market fit faster, but what we’re really passionate about is optimizing our community for experienced, Entrepreneurial Engineers–the kind of folks that early stage startups dream of working with (and want to hire).

The Career Gap for Startup Engineers

In early 2019, I stumbled across a fascinating challenge in the engineering community. Intuitively, I always knew it was there. As an experienced engineer myself who is more suited for the startup experience than the traditional tracks offered, I was well aware of the pain points of my own experience.