At Dessa, we’ve been ecstatic to welcome Susan Davis onto our team as our new VP of Engineering! After countless hours of searching, Susan entered the scene like a brilliant flash of light. When we met her, we knew we had found a true master of software engineering, capable of taking our technical chops to an entirely new level.
Most recently, Susan was a Director of Engineering at FreshBooks, where she managed a team responsible for everything from infrastructure to security to data engineering. Before that, she was a Software Engineering Manager for companies including Lightbend and Amazon, and also worked for many years as an Agile coach. In addition to Susan’s remarkable career in tech, we’ve also quickly learned that she has a fascinating range interests, including Naginata, an Japanese martial art involving samurai swords! (The photo featured above captures her competing in the sport.)
To commemorate her joining us, our Communications lead Alyssa Kuhnert recently sat down with her to learn more about her background, beliefs on leadership, and interests. Read the full interview with Susan over on our Medium page.