We’re a team with a diverse set of skills, beliefs and passions, united in our mission to reenergize public participation in democracy. This post is part of a staff spotlight series where you’ll get to know more about our interests inside and outside of the office.
Meet Alex Ng:
Q: What excites you about working at Brigade?
A: As a recent college graduate, I feel like I hit the jackpot. Not only do I get to work with some of the smartest and coolest people I know, I also get to help make a product that will have a meaningful impact on people’s lives.
Q: What’s your role at the company? What’s your favorite part of the job?
A: I’m a Software Engineer on the Messaging Team. Everything that deals with sending messages such as emails and push notifications is our responsibility. At the moment, we’re in the middle of combining with the Data Team to form a new Growth & Engagement Team where our focus will be bringing new users to Brigade when it launches and keeping them involved by giving them engaging ways to interact with other people on the platform.
Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I’ve always wanted to build giant robots to fight giant monsters. I’m still working on it.
Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?
A: Work hard. Play hard.
Q: Have any “hidden talents”?
A: My coworker Anika said that my hidden talent is that I can make “the most sarcastic remark at the drop of a hat.” She’s wrong though. It’s not that hidden.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I recently started boxing! So if I start forgetting how to do my job it’s probably because I’ve been hit in the head too many times.
Q: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: I cannot live without the people who mentor and inspire me. My parents have always taken the time to make sure I had a good home and education. My friends have listened to my awful jokes and in turn made me laugh. And of course, I have to mention the coworkers who made sure I write nice clean code, no matter how many times I have to rewrite it.
Want to work with Alex and help put people back at the center of our democracy?