Working at Urban Airship

Want to know what working at Urban Airship is like? These posts give you a peek at the people and projects behind our mobile engagement solutions.

Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading for Business and Pleasure - Mike Bedney
Urban Airship, 12 Aug 2016

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover…

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Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading For Business and Pleasure - Meghan Suslak
Urban Airship, 5 Aug 2016

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover…

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Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading For Business and Pleasure - Melissa Manser
Urban Airship, 29 Jul 2016

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover…

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Summer Hack Week 2016: Airshippers Tackle Big Problems in Mobile Engagement
Adam Lowry, 20 Jul 2016

Twice a year at Urban Airship we participate in one of my favorite traditions: Hack Week. During the week-long event, participants — mostly from our Dev and Engineering teams — identify a need, create a project, pick their own teams and work together to build something amazing. It’s a great way to take a step back from our normal priorities and focus on optimizing and dreaming up what’s next. We’ve had some incredible projects come out of Hack Weeks over the years, many of which have…

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Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading For Business and Pleasure
Urban Airship, 1 Jul 2016

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover…

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Summer Reading: What Airshippers Are Reading For Business and Pleasure
Urban Airship, 10 Jun 2016

Summer is a great time to catch up on all that reading you wish you could be doing the rest of the year. Over the next few months, we’ll be highlighting team members from across Urban Airship, showcasing how they stay up-to-date on our rapidly changing industry and keep up role-specific professional development, as well as what they read for fun. Not everyone is going to admit their deep love of [insert embarrassing guilty pleasure here] unfortunately, but take a look — you may discover a new favorite “everyday” read!

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How Hiring Juniors Can Benefit Your Entire Team
James Cunningham, 19 Jan 2016

Urban Airship’s Operations Team has had great luck in hiring talented engineers who either start at the top, or have climbed their way up very fast. According to our tech ladder we may even be considered a bit “top-heavy.” Sure, experience is valuable, but what about the more junior roles? They're needed too. They are just as important as more senior roles, and without them, teams may face an uneven distribution of roles and encounter issues. Here are a few observations I've noticed…

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Urban Airship Employees Harness Their Skills to Create Holiday Hardware
Urban Airship, 7 Jan 2016

Near the end of 2015, a group of Urban Airship employees in the Portland office invited their colleagues to try their hand at soldering and assembling their very own circuit board ornament. Technical Support Engineer Devin Smythe had the idea to make an ornament out of a printed circuit board (or PCB) with lights. He spoke with Customer Engineer Amanda Houle and Principal Research Engineer Steve Osborn, who had previous experience with hardware to bring the idea to fruition. “It's a…

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Hack Week at Urban Airship
Adam Lowry, 18 Dec 2015

My favorite tradition at Urban Airship is Hack Week. Twice a year we take a week away from normal priorities and give the team a week to build something new. Hack Week itself was an evolution from our original Free Friday, a 24 hour scramble based on Atlassian's excellent model. Since expanding to a week in 2014, we’ve had some incredible projects, including two that turned into full on major products. A couple of weeks ago we had our final Hack Week of 2015, and it’s been an impressive view into what our team can accomplish.

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