Meet a Kiiper: Shreyas Jayanna

Our team is comprised of the best and brightest from every field but their dazzling personalities are what really makes Kiip the amazing company that it is. That’s why every month we like to profile a Kiiper so the world can know just how awesome our team is.

In this edition of Meet a Kiiper we chatted with Shreyas Jayanna. He’s known as being the Instagram Takeover King and our resident dog whisperer. He also sometimes, maybe, fixes things as one of our backend engineers. 

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When did you start working at Kiip?
September 10th 2015 (oh boy! almost a year!)

What do you do? 
I code for a living. I’m one of the backend engineers at Kiip. Once in a while, I also do a bit of front end work as well. I help build and improve our tech stack and infrastructure, develop new features and help make the user experience better.

What do you love most about working at Kiip?
Honestly, it has to be the people I get to work with on a daily basis and the challenging stuff I get to work on. We have an incredible and intelligent team and everyone helps everyone else learn and grow as an individual and as a team. Its kinda hard to find such a team to work with. Even working with other teams at Kiip is exciting here. As an added benefit, we’ve got a super cool office, coolest office admin who makes sure we’ve got snacks and drinks all the time and four office dogs! What more can I ask for?!

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on – or – what was a benchmark that was reached that you were particularly proud of?
This might sound kind of cliche´ but my favorite project is always the one I’m working on at that moment. Every project that I’ve been working on so far has been something new. In terms of a benchmark that was reached, I was able to complete a lot of smaller projects in one week and I’m proud of that.

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When you’re not at Kiip what are you most likely doing?
Cycling somewhere in the Bay Area or cat sitting for a colleague or hiking with boo or probably Netflix/Hulu-ing on my bed while surrounded by food.

What is your favorite kiip integrated app?
Any.do

What’s your favorite movie?
Lord of The Rings trilogy – extended version

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can play two musical instruments and I currently hold the record for most number of pull-ups in the Engineering team!

What is your favorite song right now?
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

Favorite Cocktail?
Whiskey Sour and Lemon Drops (why have one when you can have two?)

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