Engineering - Consumer design, joined 2007
What do you enjoy most about working at TiVo?
The fun atmosphere. I like being able to work with people that are really good at what they do, but at the same time like to step back and have fun while they're doing it. So, it's good to bounce ideas off of really experienced people that also like to have fun.
Why'd you choose TiVo to start your career?
It was a fun place to work (as an intern), and it was also a chance to work with a very small team that was very hands on. So, right out of school I was able to get involved in a lot of different projects immediately. Other companies I looked at were much more focused on one little tiny area, whereas at TiVo, we're exploring lots of different concepts at the same time. And there are just lots of more opportunities for growth.
How has working here affected or influenced the way you watch television?
It makes me “better” at watching TV. I didn't have TiVo until I got here, so I was one of those people that would always miss my shows. TiVo makes things easy for me because I have all these other interests and things I like to do. So I just set the TiVo, and they're all lined up to watch when I do have time.
What would you say to upcoming graduates about working at TiVo?
Get your experience as soon as you can. Don't wait till you graduate to start working because they compliment each other. And when you finish, you'll already have a wealth of experience under your belt.