Magnificent Seven: Introducing Our Latest Team Members

At Meister, constant growth is part of our philosophy, which is why it’s always such a pleasure to be able to welcome new members to our rapidly-expanding global team. 

With another seven new recruits joining our teams in Seattle and Vienna, the time has come to introduce our latest crop to the world. Introducing Marcia, Billie, Rostyslav, Peter, Khaled, Kevin and Yinyin!

Marcia Hightower – Demand Generation Specialist 

Quick facts Age 30 Nationality American Previous Job Marketing Describe your role at Meister in exactly 10 words. I generate demand and brand awareness for the US market Hi Marcia! What is your defining characteristic? 

My heart. I try to treat everyone with kindness and think about how I would want to be treated in any given situation. I think this serves me well at work and in my personal life.

What has been your favorite job to date? Why? 

This one, of course! In all seriousness though, I love the freedom to be creative and the amazing work culture we have here at Meister. It’s simply a different type of working environment.

What single aspect convinced you to join Meister?

During my interview, I realized that the people asking the questions were truly happy with their jobs. They explained their dedication to work-life balance and their desire to help every employee grow professionally. The feeling of joining a team that genuinely cares was the biggest factor in convincing me to join Meister.

Billie Postlymayr – Machine Learning Developer

Quick facts Age 26 Nationality Austrian Previous Job University Tutor Describe your role at Meister in exactly 10 words. I’m Meister’s first and only Machine Learning Developer (so far). Hello Billie! Why do you love doing what you do?

That’s simple — because working with machine learning is amazing! It allows me to solve problems, read up on the latest cutting-edge research, and write code — three of my favorite things. It is an incredibly fast-moving field that is very much en vogue right now, and it never ceases to spark my curiosity.

How would you describe your working style?

I think I’m quite experimental in my methods. I love combining skills from all kinds of areas in order to come up with interesting ideas and new ways of doing things.

What are you hoping to achieve in your first six months at Meister?

Right now, at the beginning of month three, I am about to finish my first feature. It’s a really exciting time, because I developed the feature all on my own, Naturally, I’m really proud of it. My status as a one-woman team means that being able to manage myself is really important, both in terms of working successfully on projects and teaching myself new skills. 

I’m also trying to push the concept of a company culture in which people are not hesitant to suggest possible (and impossible) machine learning solutions. I hope I can do my part in bringing this fascinating technology into the limelight. 

Rostyslav Khoptiy – Backend Developer

Quick facts Age 24 Nationality Portuguese Previous Job Backend Developer

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