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January 31st, 2018 • By Rivkah Standig
We're excited to introduce Jaee Apte, one of the newer members of our team. Jaee (pronounced "Zaa-ee") started at Rollbar as a Product Designer in October, and we are very happy to have her. She is also a talented visual artist, and enjoys product design because "it's a good bridge between being completely analytical and a crazy artist."
Jaee is originally from Mumbai, India, although she moved around a lot growing up. After completing her Bachelor's in Computer Science at the University of Pune, India, she worked at Microsoft doing product research and development. At Microsoft, she was on a small team working on cloud services for Visual Studio Team Services, working on building infrastructure for product development. Jaee was working mostly as a software developer, although she got to do a bit of product research and product management. This led her to realize that, while she wanted to stay in tech, she wanted a more creative role.
Jaee paints a lot and wanted to be able to bring that passion for creativity into her daily work. This desire to blend technology and design brought her to the University of Michigan, where she completed her Master's in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Armed with a newfound knowledge and a desire to build meaningful products for the user, she moved to San Francisco in search of the next opportunity. That's when she found Rollbar.
Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights by Jaee Apte
Jaee joined Rollbar because of the domain and the users. Since she comes from an engineering background, she knows what a niche set of users Rollbar serves. In her own words, "I'm excited about tapping into their brain and designing a product that makes their lives easier." She's made waves so far here at Rollbar, helping to design upcoming features around user onboarding and the dashboard, as well as helping to put a design system in place to enable better communication and transparency between engineering and design. In the future, she's looking forward to setting up a user-centered design process in place and improve the Rollbar experience through regular user feedback.
Starry Sunflowers by Jaee Apte
Jaee googles her name from time to time to make sure it's still unique. So far the only other Jaee on the web is a super talented Jazz musician and a fast-food restaurant in Rio di Janeiro.
We are excited that Jaee decided to join us in our mission of making software development easy!
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