We are very proud to announce four awesome new additions to the Merit Core Team. This is a very significant milestone for us because we are so very focused on the creation of great software. Further, we take the quality, caliber, and cultural fit of talent very seriously here at Merit. So, finding even one person that is a great fit can be both difficult and time consuming.
In this phase of recruiting, we’ve been particularly-focused on a couple core skills and qualities.
We brought on four awesome people, each with different backgrounds, experiences and strengths.
![Jason Givens][jason-givens] [jason-givens]: /uploads/2018/06/jasong.jpg#center “Jason Givens” Jason Givens is joining the core team as a Product Lead. This role is all about ‘being on the field’ and helping drive the creation of great software. It means rolling up sleeves and writing excellent code in addition to being sure that other members of his team are on the right track also. It means thinking through the manifestation of the product and honing in on what is best for the user.
![Andrew Zhuravchak][andrew-zuravchak] [andrew-zuravchak]: /uploads/2018/06/andrewz.jpg#center “Andrew Zhuravchak” Andrew Zhuravchak is joining the core team as an Engineer. He comes to us with experience working on machine learning and complex algorithms. He is leveraging that experience at Merit to help us create efficient and effective mining code. He is starting with hardening the Merit GPU miner and getting it ready fo release. Next up will be improvements to the core protocol.
Merit takes hiring seriously. We know that hiring for its own sake can be dangerous – and that’s why we work aggressively to find people that are an excellent fit here. And we’re just beginning. Know someone who would be a great fit here? Would you be a great fit yourself? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!