Jossie Haines

Jossie Haines

VP of Software Eng; Head of DEI at Tile

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Jossie Haines has been an engineering leader focused on large scale consumer technology at companies such as Apple, Zynga, American Express and Tile for 20 years. She is currently Sr Director of Platform & Web Engineering as well as head of diversity, equity & inclusion at Tile. She created and manages a 5 person Windows team based in Vancouver, and leads the engineering efforts integrating the Tile technology into partner ecosystems including enabling Google Home devices to directly ring and locate Tiles, as well as partnering with Intel and HP to enable Intel based laptops to behave as Tiles with no additional hardware. She also manages the 7 person web team that handles all aspects of the tile.com e-commerce experience bringing in millions in yearly revenue. In her free time, Jossie is on a mission to keep women in tech, and in her role as head of DEI at Tile she advocates for diversity and inclusion across the entire company at the executive team level, and sets the company’s yearly DEI strategy and budget. She spends her free time speaking about retaining women in tech, empathy in engineering, and effective and fair management practices that reduce bias and empower all team members to thrive. She has given over 40 talks in the last 2 years including at the Grace Hopper, and Empowered Women of the World conferences. She is also an active mentor at the Mentoring Club, Power to Fly, UCSC and Plato, and started and leads the Tile mentoring program.

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Building Diverse and Inclusive Teams

26 November

Jossie Haines shares how focusing on inclusion, comprehensiveness, and accountability will further your organization towards diverse and inclusive teams.

Company Culture
Diversity
Engineering
Retaining Women In Tech

26 November

Jossie Haines describes the moment she decided to leave tech and why it was important for her to return with her new found mission of retaining women in tech.

Diversity
Retention
Engineering
Defeating the Challenges of Staying Technical While Being a Manager

20 December

Jossie Haines, Platform Engineering Director at Tile, contributes vital information to help managers stay tech savvy despite the challenging grey areas that surface when managing a new team.

Different Skillsets
Dev Processes
Personal Growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Engineering
Building Networks for the Transition from IC into Management

20 December

It wasn’t until receiving proper manager training, that Jossie Hanes, Platform Engineering Director at Tile, realized the difference of skills needed as an individual contributor versus that of a manager. Once she came to terms with the transitional focus of spending more time fine-tuning soft skills, she was able to use resources and relationships to guide her transition.

Personal Growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
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Engineering
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