Q&A with 4 leading members
What’s it like being a designer at Trustpilot?
As a designer you work as part of a product team, putting you as close to the action and decision making as possible. Together with a Product Manager, a Tech lead and the rest of your team you independently frame opportunities, strategize, conceptualize, explore, test, and iterate your way to delivering value for the millions of people and businesses using Trustpilot. Expect to switch gears and practice a broad range of skills as you go through the product development cycle from a to z, no two weeks will be the same. Your second family (after the product team) is the design team. We closely collaborate across product teams to guarantee a seamless and excellent overall customer experience, and support each other through design critiques, design studios, deep dive sessions, and more structural initiatives like a shared design system. We’re also here for you if you want to geek out over flows, typography, or an obscure documentary you found in some weird corner of the internet. - Nicky Grünfeld, Design Director
What is it like being a product quality engineer at Trustpilot?
At Trustpilot product quality and test automation engineers are not acting as gate keepers but facilitators and evangelists of test automation and product quality practices. Our team functions as a hub of solutions, tools, guidelines, practices, metrics for test automation and product quality. For us testing is a monitoring practice. We are not afraid to execute test automation in production and we automatically execute tests 24/7. We value active monitoring instead of error-prevention. And we like to say “automation first!” - Dana Aonofriesei, Head of Product Quality
What’s it like being an data scientist at Trustpilot?
Data Science is a great place to be at Trustpilot. In the Data Science team we work with many different types of data to understand business processes and build better products. You are given the opportunity to explore the latest data science tools and techniques, you work alongside enthusiastic and diverse colleagues, and you can see your analysis having a real impact. To work in Data Science you need to enjoy solving puzzles and have excellent attention to detail.
- Gail Hutton, Head of Data Science
What’s it like being a developer at Trustpilot?
Being a developer at Trustpilot is an ever-changing experience. Things are moving really fast, and you have to do your best to keep up. We have a lot of freedom to choose the technologies and languages we work with, and a lot of influence to make a great impact to the products. Trying out new things are greatly encouraged, exemplified by 20% time, and it is perfectly OK to fail. You are surrounded by very talented people, who can certainly teach you a lot of things, and offer new perspectives and solutions to the work you are doing. So you constantly get to learn new things, and enjoying that, is a big prerequisite to working here. - Martin Andersen, VP of Engineering