Summer started, class was over, and I had begun a 10-week journey with Credit Karma. Intern life was great: there’s free food, a foosball table, the sights and sounds of the city. However, the main point of an internship is to solve a problem, and in order to solve problems, you need to know how […]
As you are conducting your interview, you need to give the interviewee a chance to answer a question well. Here is a high level walk through of how to bring a candidate to the best answer they have. Our philosophy at Credit Karma is to get candidates comfortable. That is how they will be when […]
Tech Talks: Building Competing Models Using Apache Spark DataFrames from Credit Karma on Vimeo. In this video, Abdulla Al-Qawasmeh, Engineering Manager, talks about the important role model calibration plays in the performance of Credit Karma’s recommendation system, and how to build predictive recommendation models using Apache Spark DataFrames.
Working at a fast growing company while tackling high visibility, cross-functional projects can be challenging to navigate as an engineer. Teams easily become siloed. Knowledge and expertise can be slow to spread among many groups. The rapid growth and blurring of interactions between tools and services drive us to collaborate more so we can innovate […]
We’ve made major changes to how we build the web UI at Credit Karma – and we’re still going. Over the past year, we’ve rebuilt the site in ReactJS and Redux and launched new experiences on both desktop and mobile web, using single page architecture. Our revised frontend technology stack includes ReactJS, Redux, webpack and […]
“Before I do anything, I ask myself, would an idiot do that? And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.” – Dwight Schrute There are competing schools of thought about how best to approach job interviews. At Credit Karma, our broadest hiring goal is to hire great people. To do this, we need […]
Some time ago, we held a coding event to show proof of concept for Prophecy, our new general prediction platform. Our legacy platform was outdated, running a minimum viable product that we endlessly hacked to scale. We knew machine learning could help our users get more tailored offers, recommendations to help them build their credit, […]
Tech Talks: Coaching Career Growth from Credit Karma on Vimeo. In this video, Matt Greenberg, Senior Director of Engineering, talks about Coaching Career Growth at the San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community meetup.