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Promoting From Within: Danielle Spencer

by | Jul 20, 2021

At Capacity, we believe there are no shortcuts on the path to success, and we’re proud to announce that Danielle Spencer recently received a well-deserved promotion. Danielle started working at Capacity back in June 2020 as a Customer Success Engineer and was recently promoted to a Software Engineer.

To congratulate her and celebrate her accomplishments, we asked Danielle a few questions that highlight her experience and future goals as a Software Engineer. Keep reading to learn more! 

Congratulations on your new role! How would you summarize your new responsibilities as a Software Engineer?

In my new role as a Software Engineer, I will be working with our front-end engineering team to implement new features that we’re developing for our product suite. 

What is a project that you’re most proud of in your last role as a Customer Success Engineer? Why?

I am proud of the Customer Success Engineer team we built. Last year, a task force was created to help the Customer Success team with our clients’ integrations, and then our little task force continued to grow and evolve, taking on more responsibilities and adding additional team members. As the Customer Success Engineer team lead, I trained new team members and established team processes. It was cool to build a team from scratch and watch it grow and evolve into the successful team it is today.

What are you most excited about in your new role?

I’m most excited about achieving my goal of becoming a front-end engineer and the opportunity to have a direct impact on the product we’re building. I went through LaunchCode’s CoderGirl training and set out on a mission to make a career switch. It feels good to accomplish that goal and to have the opportunity to work on an awesome product suite with a lot of growth potential.

What’s the next big goal that you plan to achieve in 2021?

My next big goal is to continue to gain experience as a front-end engineer and grow and evolve my skills by implementing some of the new products we’re developing. 

What originally brought you to Capacity?

I’m friends with Mariah Lightfoot, who now works on our Data Rangers team, and she told me about Capacity when we were in CoderGirl together. We used to joke about applying to the same company, so we could work together once we graduated. She joined our Data Rangers team last year, and now I’m joining our Front End team, so we made our CoderGirl dream come true. 🙂

What originally led you to engineering?

I was working as a project manager for a Web Development team and decided to make a career change. I enjoyed thinking through and managing technical problems as a project manager and wanted to be more involved in providing solutions from an engineering perspective. 

What’s your favorite part about working in engineering?

I enjoy creating and building things! Being able to do that with a team of talented engineers that I look up to and admire is thrilling.