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New joiner spotlight: meet Hilary Kitz, Lead Full Stack Engineer

New joiner spotlight: meet Hilary Kitz, Lead Full Stack Engineer

02 September, 2022
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin
Jessica Irvin, Head of Operations & People

Hilary Kitz, one of our Lead Full Stack Engineers, kicks off our inaugural Spotlight series with recent Vortexa joiners.

Hilary shares how she has found her first few months with us, what inspired her to join and of course gives you some great insights into Vortexa’s culture!

Could you start by introducing yourself and telling us about your role?

I’m Hilary Kitz, and I’m a technical lead on the Application Development Team. I lead a pod of Full Stack Engineers here at Vortexa.

What inspired you to join Vortexa?

I was really fascinated by the sheer amount of data that Vortexa works with, and I liked the fact that we’re tracking something with real-life relevance. I had also been at a bigger company and I wanted to get back into start-up culture.

Willingness to learn is more important than knowing everything.

How would you describe your first few months in your role?

Mildly overwhelming! But really in the best sense – I’ve been learning a tonne every day, and the team has been amazingly supportive.

How would you describe the culture at Vortexa?

Very open, good humoured, fast-paced, and curious.

What advice would you give to those looking to join Vortexa?

Willingness to learn is more important than knowing everything.

Jessica Irvin
Head of Operations & People
Vortexa
Jessica Irvin
Jessica is Head of People & Operations at Vortexa and is responsible for hiring, learning & development, culture, engagement, performance management and leading expansion plans.