Over the past four years, PadSplit has grown from a handful of team members to more than 100 fully-remote employees located across 18 countries. We’ve kicked off a new series of employee spotlights to help you get to know the employees behind the keys.
Meet Mykola Sedletskyi, a remarkable Staff Engineer who has played a pivotal role in the phenomenal growth of PadSplit, a leading company in Atlanta, GA. With a vision for excellence, Mykola led a team of 4 developers to a remarkable 30 engineers, all while maintaining an unwavering development pace and elevating code quality. His expertise was instrumental in implementing cutting-edge technologies, including AWS cloud solutions, resulting in an astounding expansion from 100 active members to over 100,000 and from 50 units to more than 6,000. Mykola’s passion for clean and efficient code, combined with his extensive experience in full-stack development, has propelled him to architect scalable solutions that drive success. His impact on PadSplit has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Next up in the PadSplit Employee Spotlight Series: meet Mykola Sedletskyi, Staff Engineer at PadSplit.
The PadSplit team is fully remote. Tell us where you’re based.
When did you join the PadSplit team?
May 2019. Jon (PadSplit’s Chief Technology Officer) and Josh (PadSplit’s VP of Engineering) interviewed me, and they were very friendly, respectful, and smart. I knew then I’d love to work with them. PadSplit has a great mission, and there are a lot of interesting challenges our team gets to make better. We’re also compensated well for our expertise and the company growth is realistic and exciting to be a part of.
What is your favorite core value and why?
High integrity. Our leadership team has created a culture of open communications, and team members at any level are free to ask questions, challenge the status quo, or propose new ideas.
Tell us what a day in the life as a PadSplit Engineer looks like.
I spend most of my workday coding, implementing features, or fixing issues with the code or infrastructure. We also have meetings throughout the week that help our team stay on the same page: Pod meetings, 1:1s with engineers, bug triage, product demos and more. I’ll also monitor Slack channels to see if there are urgent problems that need to be addressed or escalated.
What are you working on that you are most excited about? Why?
It’s really two things: I’m excited to work with the people on my team and help them to evolve, learn the product, company culture, and motivate them to do excellent work. I also love to code and build new features as well. There’s a euphoria that comes from fixing hard bugs or finishing big features for our Members and Hosts.
How do you stay engaged with your team in a remote environment? What does collaboration look like in a remote environment?
We’re an all-remote team, and I really like the practices shared in this Twitter thread. PadSplit does a good job of balancing working hard and having fun.
In our weekly All Hands meeting as an ice breaker, we ask new employees to share two truths and a lie about themselves for the team to guess. Let’s play with you. Tell us two truths and a lie about yourself.
I played poker professionally.
I played squash professionally.
I played chess professionally.
Ready to join the PadSplit team? Check out our open positions.
Psst: Mykola isn’t a professional chess player — yet. Did you guess correctly?