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Nat Welch illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Nat Welch is a leading expert on Site Reliability Engineering, and we are lucky to have him leading the charge on SRE at Time by Ping, where he helps us scale the platform for safe, reliable, and performant data handling. SRE is all about employee wellbeing, by applying an engineering mindset to operational problems — something which is vital to us at Time by Ping.

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What’s your superpower?

Healthy paranoia. A lot of a lot of my career has been thinking about how to deal with the worst but with a…


Hao Le illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

When we think of culture at Time by Ping, we think of Eric. Eric Zaarour helped Ryan build Time by Ping back in law school when it was still a business card app. Eric has been with Time by Ping through pivots and shifts, highs and lows, touching nearly every department in the process. He embodies service-leadership in every role he’s had here, and it’s particularly important as Customer Success Director.

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What’s your superpower?

I’ve been told many times that it’s my optimism. People believe when things get as tough as…


Hao Le illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Hao, a full-stack software engineer, embodies the engineering culture we love at Time by Ping: hungry, handles chaos well, resilient, and inspiring to those around him. And he has an interesting story — he left Time by Ping to work at a FAANG, and then decided to come back to us after his sojourn. We’re excited to introduce him to you today.

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What’s your superpower?

It’s my good energy. I am naturally happy to see people and smile quite readily. But, it’s been difficult for me to exercise this in the…


Alper Vural illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Alper began with Time by Ping as a contractor, and after time exploring different career paths, he came back to us. As a software engineer, we are lucky to have his dedication, infinite energy, and true drive to serve the customer.

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What’s your superpower?

My superpower is getting things done. I feel like I have pretty good discipline. That was something that was important in my family — to be responsible. I was also a runner in high school, so I had discipline and endurance drilled into me. …


Mitch Katzer illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Mitch left a private practice in Wealth Management to grow Time by Ping with us as a Customer Success Director. He’s been involved since the early days, and his domain transference is something we value at Time by Ping in building a strong org. He infuses everything he does with his personality and tenacity, and is a wonderful example of culture at Time by Ping — present, caring, helpful, and ambitious in the best way.

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What’s your superpower?

Listening — it’s an undervalued skill, but it’s something we treasure here at…


Thomas Zhang illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Thomas Zhang, our longest-tenured software engineer at Time by Ping, has been responsible for helping build nearly every aspect of the product — frontend, backend, database, ML, cloud deployment, security, CI, and more. He’s seen our arc from scrappy startup to growth-stage company, and we are lucky to have him with us on this journey.

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What’s your superpower?

I think my superpower is being able to teach and mentor. I started my first official teaching gig in college as a teaching assistant for CS61A, the computer science intro course.

In the…


Nick Bazley illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Coming from the agency world, Nick Bazley (Baz) is used to tight deadlines and rapidly learning specs, scope, and skillfully traversing the path to completed excellence. He’s helping us manage the product, and we’re lucky to have his skills on the job.

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Hi, Nick. We have a fun one to start it off — what’s your superpower?

A personal super power outside of work that I’ve really enjoyed using over the last few years is using my British sarcasm and waiting as long as possible to see how long it takes…


Kourosh Zamanizadeh illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Kourosh Zamanizadeh has been with Time by Ping since the start, and in true startup fashion, helped with many things, like finance, operations, and hiring. He leads with true emotional intelligence, and we are lucky to have someone like him set a healthy company culture from day one.

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Welcome, Kourosh! A fun one to start us off. What’s your superpower?

I’ve been told many times that I lead with humanity. At a startup, that helps you build bi-directional empathy with your team. …


Chris Ramos illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

Chris Ramos left a successful career in corporate law to join the wild ride of startups at Time by Ping. He’s a lawyer’s lawyer, with corporate polish and a heart for pro bono immigration work under the surface. He is a strong General Counsel, Customer Success Director, and Time Foundation Cofounder helmsman who deeply cares about our mission to give back time.

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Welcome, Chris. How’d we get here? What’s your career and life story?

I grew up in the Los Angeles area, where my dad is a criminal defense lawyer. From…


Jon Kerry-Tyerman illustrated by Mariam ELReweny

As a skilled Jack-of-all-trades, Jon is able to combine the worlds of technology, law, and business, to bring information from one domain to another. And, as a trained lawyer, he’s the excellent business development person we need to help translate technical benefit into skilled lawyer-speak. He helps us measure market trends, and in this global climate, there’s a lot to discuss.

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Welcome, Jon. A very serious first question: what’s your superpower?

I’m never bored, and I’m interested in everything. Politics, history, literature, film, music, food, travel, finance, science, physics, space —…

niket

Time travel researcher

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