Next up in our Meet Jackpocket series is Polina Atamyeyeva, Jackpocket’s Lead Quality Assurance Engineer.
1. What do you do at Jackpocket?
I’m the one in the middle between the Jackpocket engineers and our users. Whenever I test a new feature or approach a problem, I try to look at it how a Jackpocket user would look at it. What makes the most sense? Everything should be easy and smooth for our users. I’m always thinking about them.
2. Favorite part of the job?
I love reading user feedback. When they say something nice, it gives me a lot of pleasure. And also when the engineers say, “Good catch.” ? I like to be useful to people!
3. Do you have a lucky number?
My lucky number is 3 because I was born on the third day of the week at 3 p.m. Any number that has a 3 in it or can be divided by 3, I like!
4. What’s your favorite game?
When I was a child, we used to have family time and would often play a lottery game. The lottery in the Soviet Union (I lived in Ukraine until I was 25), is very physical. You pick something out of the box, open up the paper, and see right away if you won something. As a child, I really enjoyed it!
5. Do you have a secret talent?
I finished music school, but I don’t consider it a talent! I had 7 years of official musical education with a certificate and everything. The training was rigorous — a lot of piano, exams, and performances. Every month, we’d go to the symphony or some kind of classical music performance.
6. You’ve just won $1 million. What do you do with the money?
For me, it’s boring. I have two kids going to college pretty soon, so I’d first spend it on practical things. I would buy a house. But then I’d book a trip and indulge myself. French Polynesia or maybe Antarctica. When I travel, I usually pick unusual places.
7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My grandmother liked to say that you should believe in miracles and notice them in your life. She used to repeat this all the time:
Moment by Vadim ShefnerDo not get used to miracles -
Marvel at them, marvel!
Do not get used to sky
Be astonished by it.