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LUCAS CHI

Careers - Lucas’s Story
 Impacting Educating
Lucas’s Story
Impacting Educating
With a computer science degree from Columbia, Lucas has many years of engineering experience at IBM, Venmo, and OKCupid. Passionate about education, Lucas had long wondered how to combine his passion with his engineering skills. When he learned about Teachers Pay Teachers, he knew he’d found an exciting place to combine his skills with his passion.
Careers - What Lucas Does
 Software Engineering Lead
What Lucas Does
Software Engineering Lead
Lucas comes into work excited by the distant prospect of slowly automating his job away. Whether he’s in one-on-one meetings with fellow engineers or laying out roadmaps for projects and developing the back-end infrastructure with a new Kubernetes cluster, Lucas is constantly seeking to build out the most efficient and stable system.
 
 
“Twice a year, every employee has to go to a classroom—it’s a great experience because we get to see what it’s like to actually teach in a real classroom. It’s really interesting and helpful.”
-Lucas
 
“Twice a year, every employee has to go to a classroom—it’s a great experience because we get to see what it’s like to actually teach in a real classroom. It’s really interesting and helpful.”
 
 
“We do a lot of lunch-and-learns and technical discussions. The team is always willing to help each other learn.”
-Lucas
 
“We do a lot of lunch-and-learns and technical discussions. The team is always willing to help each other learn.”