Meet Katie Davis, Senior Developer at 1Password

Meet Katie Davis, Senior Developer at 1Password

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at 1Password? Or wanted to know the career paths that other people followed before taking a job here? You’re not alone!

In this new blog series, we’re sharing what it’s really like to work at 1Password. To do this, we sat down and talked to team members from across our more than 600-strong organization, including engineering, human resources, and customer support. You’ll learn about the journeys that each person took to 1Password, as well as their their current role and day-to-day responsibilities.

First up is Katie Davis, Senior Developer at 1Password!

Why did you join 1Password, and how did you end up here?

I joined after hearing from a friend who had recently been hired that the culture was incredible, and that I should apply. I had used 1Password personally and professionally for years, so it was an easy sell. I was coming from a larger company and drawn to 1Password’s size and growth rate - it seemed like a place where I could make a positive impact as a developer. I applied online and was quickly won over by the warmth and curiosity of the folks interviewing me.

What’s your current role, and what are your day-to-day responsibilities?

I’m currently a Senior Developer on our Design System Tooling team! This team is brand new at 1Password, so the scope of my responsibilities change frequently. Right now I’m working on the research and development for how our new design system will work, as well as the implementation of design tokens and components.

“I can’t think of a time where the work I’ve done as a developer was more wholesome."

I get involved outside of my team with code reviews, interviewing, and dipping into conversations about front-end development at 1Password.

What is your favorite part of your role?

The autonomy that comes with it. My experience at 1Password has been that the folks you work with trust you to make great decisions for the product and features you’re working on. It leads to a lot of pride and ownership of the work you produce.

What keeps you motivated in your role?

Knowing that by working on tools that enhance our developer experience at 1Password, we can focus our efforts on creating better experiences for our customers. I love the idea of making my colleagues' jobs easier or better, so they can focus their brain power on providing a delightful user experience for folks who wanna keep their information safe on the internet!

I can’t think of a time where the work I’ve done as a developer was more wholesome.

Any fun personal plans for 2022? How are you planning to use your paid time off (PTO)?

Right now the thing I’m most excited about – outside of work – is the summer. I can’t wait to spend a lot of time on Toronto island with my pals, or hosting dinner parties outside. I’m very grateful for the flexibility of remote work, because it enables me to soak up the sun whenever my brain needs it – which after winter in Canada is very much needed!

Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

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