In our ongoing "Checkout the Talent" series, we take a moment to explore the personal and professional stories of the people who are shaping the future at Grocery TV.
This time, we're excited to introduce Laura Tyler, a talented Software Engineer, who has been a part of the Grocery TV team for 2.5 years Laura opens up about her journey into software engineering, the hurdles she's overcome, her sources of inspiration, and some exciting projects she's currently working on.
What does your job entail?
I'm currently focused on updating our web app. This involves enhancing everything from the database to the frontend, in line with our strategy for a full-store rollout.
What inspired you to pursue the career you have today?
I grew up with software engineering around me, thanks to my dad. Although I initially studied psychology, I realized my true passion lay in problem-solving through coding. This led me to relearn Python, start as a data analyst, and eventually transition into an engineering role.
Describe some of the challenges you have faced in your career. How did you overcome it?
In the early days of my engineering journey, I often faced skepticism due to my unconventional background of a typical engineer. To start to overcome those misconceptions, I focused on proving my worth through concrete results. This involved deeply understanding the "why" behind each task and constantly thinking, "how can I make this more efficient?"
What inspired you to join the team here?
My initial conversation with Grocery TV was a game-changer. I immediately felt valued, and the company's emphasis on transparency, especially regarding equitable compensation, deeply resonated with me.
What are you looking forward to in your current role?
There are numerous greenfield development projects on the horizon, particularly involving the reconstruction of our service layer. These projects are an opportunity for learning, enhancing our product's efficiency and user experience, and ensuring its resilience.
What three items are always on your shopping list?
Mangos, pistachios, and flowers.
Stay connected with Laura!
Interested in Laura's journey or have questions about her role at Grocery TV? Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn.