Upwork’s mission really resonated with Keely. She learned about the company through a family friend who worked there, and after she graduated with a degree in computer science, she joined Upwork as a software developer. With her team, Keely is working on expanding into the mobile space, which will allow for a lot of company growth.
A typical day for Keely involves responding to freelancers’ questions and concerns, having check-in meetings to stay on track with projects, participating in planning meetings for future projects, and designing software. She’s working to make Upwork’s website more accessible on mobile devices—to enable remote workers to have faster, more organic interactions, despite geographic distance.
“Every week, we do about a million hours of work on our platform. So that’s a million hours of work that wouldn’t be done—and those people wouldn’t have the opportunity to do those jobs—were we not around.”
“We have a lot of fun, and we’re proud of what we make.”