Andy Nagai, Software Engineer

Welcome to our RM Team Member Spotlight! We want to give you insight into RM by letting you hear from team members in varying roles at our company as to why they chose to work here and what excites them about their role.

Meet Andy Nagai, Software Engineer. Andy celebrated his third year anniversary with RM this summer.

How did you find out about an opportunity at RM and what made you choose to pursue this opportunity?

I found the position through a recruiter. I liked the company culture and was excited by RM’s existing sites and the various projects RM had in the pipeline!

What do you enjoy about working on RM’s Development team?

I like being an essential member of the team. RM allows us many any opportunities to learn and practice new technologies.  I really feel that management is concerned about employee satisfaction and health, which is important to me.

How have you grown in your career while working at RM?

I have had many opportunities to learn and implement new technologies which allows for continued personal and professional growth.

What most excites and motivates about coming into work every day?

Every day is another day of new challenges and learning opportunities!

How do you like SPACE, RM’s HQ? Any favorite perks you’d like to share?

I like that the company allows us flexible work schedules, and a discounted rate at Equinox!

Want to work with Andy? We’re hiring!

Let’s face it, there is a ton of competition for hiring quality talent these days. What do you do if you don’t have the brand recognition that some larger companies have? How do you score the top talent?

Believe it or not, the job description is often the first impression you have with your talent pool. Think about it. If a candidate hasn’t heard of your company name, they’ve most likely stumbled upon your job posting via Indeed, LinkedIn, etc. An awesome and exciting job description will push that quality hire to come visit your website, learn about you–and apply!

The Essentials

Job Title & Level

Titles matter even if they don’t matter. Titles are the easiest way to show career growth and quality hires want that.

Summary

The summary must be one to three sentences of powerful language carefully crafted to reel that quality hire in. Quality hires not only want, but expect, to gain value from your company. Show them what you have to offer!

Responsibilities

About five to ten bullets explaining the essential functions of the role. Be transparent. Quality hires want to get an idea of what they’ll be doing all day.

Department & Supervisor

We all want to fit in. Quality hires tend to be more interested in a horizontal company where they have access to mentorship and guidance.

Skills & Qualifications

List all the required qualifications along with those that are preferred. The company expects to gain value from the quality hire – and that is perfectly ok! Make sure the quality hire brings everything you want plus more to the table.

Company Overview

Sure, the quality hire has probably already read every word on your website – twice. But be sure to keep your mission statement, goals, accomplishments, and culture handy to remind them why your company is the best choice for them.

Details of Employment

Be very clear about whether the position is full-time, part time, contract, etc.

Salary

If you don’t want to disclose the number, then be sure to highlight the benefits package you offer. Don’t forget, quality hires may have options outside of your company. Stay competitive if you want top talent!

Contact Information

Don’t let the quality hire slip from your fingers. Be specific about who and how to contact for any questions, or status of their application. It’s hard, but always be responsive to each candidate.

Takeaways

Focus not only on how the candidate brings value to the company, but how the company will bring value to the candidate.

Be direct, specific, and transparent in everything you write. Don’t start off a relationship by misleading your candidates.

The entire job description should embody the company’s ethos from word choice to formatting. Your end goal is to attract quality hires who are right for the position and the company.

And hey, we’re hiring!

Eric Uldall, Software Engineer

Welcome to our very first RM Team Member Spotlight! We want to give you insight into RM by letting you hear from team members in varying roles at our company as to why they chose to work here and what excites them about their role.

Our very first spotlight is on Eric Uldall, Software Engineer. Eric is celebrating his first year anniversary at RM on July 14.

How did you find out about an opportunity at RM and what made you choose to pursue this opportunity?

I was working with a business partner who knew the Vice President of Product Development at RM and thought I would enjoy working with the team. After a short lunch meeting and getting an idea of what RM was up to, I knew I would be happy at RM. Once I met the rest of the team it was a no brainer. RM is family now.

What do you enjoy about working on RM’s Development team?

I personally feel like my drive and passion for new technology has earned a huge amount of freedom when I choose the technology I want to work with. I feel my opinion on the tech stack is always heard and often gets used.

I get to work with some of the best developers, designers and business people I’ve known, not to mention some of the best people I’ve known regardless their title.

What I love most about working on the RM Dev team is knowing the work I do makes an impact. That’s the dream–to actively impact my environment. Who knows how far that ripple will spread.

How have you grown in your career while working at RM?

I’ve grown immensely in the last year at RM. I’ve learned at least 5 new technologies (probably more). I’ve expanded my understanding of just how big data can be and how to make use of it at scale. RM is really an environment that allows us to push the limits of our abilities.

What most excites and motivates about coming into work every day?

My co-workers. RM is a truly amazing group of individuals. We’re like a big family, and we have our ups and downs. At the end of the day we can all come together and play some Smash Bros or Mortal Kombat, and I dig that.

How do you like SPACE, RM’s HQ? Any favorite perks you’d like to share?

SPACE is great. The visionaries for this environment did a great job of creating a place that is comfortable, offers plenty of escape, yet doesn’t distract from the tasks at hand. SPACE is a productive environment with plenty of opportunity to let your hair down!

What are your top 10 favorite songs to listen to when you work?

What advice would you give to others looking to pursue their career at RM?

Come show us what you’re made of!

Want to work with Eric? We’re hiring!