Office Hours: I'm a Director of Engineering at a Series C stage startup. I'm Jossie Haines.Featured
Hi everyone!I’m the Director of Platform Engineering at Tile. We are empowering the world to find what matters the most by creating Bluetooth location finders you can attach to anything from keys to turtles! I spearhead all aspects of partner integrations throughout product development lifecycles, including solution design, development, testing, and launch to market. I also lead our diversity and inclusion initiatives and started our mentorship program. Before joining Tile, I was an engineering leader at Apple, Zynga and American Express. I’ve always been passionate about consumer facing technologies and technology that works at a large scale. My tech career started at a now non-existent dotcom startup in early 2000 after falling in love with the Bay Area. I have a BS in Chemistry from Princeton and an MS in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz. I didn’t realize I wanted to be a software engineer until after my undergrad degree while I was a technical consultant for PricewaterHouseCoopers.Ask me anything about leading engineering teams, transitioning from being an individual contributor to being a manager, my approaches to making Tile an inclusive workplace, how leading with empathy can truly empower belonging or anything else!