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Marisa Kemnitz

Marisa Kemnitz

Engineering Manager at Bleacher Report

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Seniority

1 Years

Hierarchy

Manager of ICs

Management Experience

Meetings
Internal Communication
Hiring
Prioritization
New Manager
Data team
QA team

Hi everyone! My name is Marisa Kemnitz and I am currently Engineering Manager at Bleacher Report, where I lead a team of 16 people. Looking forward to meeting you!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

Learning to Manage Meetings
8 April

Marisa Kemnitz, engineering manager at Bleacher Report, explains how her move from IC to management turned problematic when an influx of meetings began to weigh her time down where it once hadn’t.

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New Manager
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Marisa Kemnitz

Marisa Kemnitz

Engineering Manager at Bleacher Report

Experience

Software Engineer in Test

Blurb

Dec 2008 - Dec 2013

Prepare, plan, and assign QA resource assignments Set up testing infrastructure - test cases, builds, test plans Write and maintain automated Selenium tests using Ruby for HTML5 application Participate in code review using GitHub Ensure release readiness and communicate quality risks to management Communicate usability issues with product management Mentor QA team members

QA Engineer

liveBooks

Mar 2008 - Nov 2008

Review product specifications for feasibility, usability, and accuracy Offer input on product development and decisions Develop and execute test cases for Flash based software and company website Log and prioritize defects and track progress Provide technical assistance to the support team

Manager, Retail Systems

Design Within Reach

Jan 2001 - Feb 2007

Manager, Retail Systems February 2006 – February 2008 Responsible for testing all new development on e-commerce software system and website Work with project managers to estimate QA work for a given release Ensure a positive user experience through troubleshooting and communicating issues to developers Train corporate employees on company software applications Webmaster & QA Engineer May 2005 – February 2006 Test new development on all platforms/major browsers Develop weekly newsletters and marketing emails in HTML Systems Coordinator June 2003 – May 2005 Participate in requirements gathering and implementation of custom built ERP system Perform integration, regression and black box testing Create a company-wide User Training Guide Travel nationally to train users on new and existing software systems Sales and Service Operations & Product Specialist January 2001 – June 2003 Manage technical and finance issues for call center and served as the liaison between the departments Update and maintain the product information database and conduct product training for call center employees

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