What is your role at MK?
UI Engineer is my title. I work closely with James, the Creative Lead. Customizing marketing demos is my biggest ongoing project.
How did you find out about MK Decision and what drew you to the company initially?
I responded to a Craigslist ad and the person who answered me, Guru, was quite responsive by email and on the phone.
What motivates you to get up and go to work?
I don't have a simple answer. A mix of need to earn money, career growth, self-actualization, some sympathy with MK's mission, as well as just force of habit.
How would you describe the culture at MK?
Strong work ethic, good meritocracy, helpful co-workers, low "power distance" between co-founders and employees, and finally, lean and flexible.
How has MK Decision helped you in your career development?
Working at MK has allowed me to learn new technical skill on the job, as well as practice my previous web dev and analytical skills. There are usually several kinds of projects one can contribute to, so one can practice different skill sets.
What has been your favorite project while working with MK Decision?
Re-coding mkdecision.com in ReactJS from James' designs.
How do you like to balance your life at home and life at work?
I have a wife and and a son from previous marriage. In my spare time, I like to read and listen to podcasts on philosophy, and self-improvement.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I was born in the former USSR so I speak and read Russian.
What advice do you have for prospective MK candidates?
Don't be fixated on a particular job title; if the company culture matches yours, offer your skills for projects where you think they will be most helpful.