Convoy Employee Spotlight – Gina Chernoby
Behind the Scenes • Published on August 25, 2021
Convoy could not accomplish our mission of transforming the $800 billion freight industry and transporting the world with endless capacity and zero waste without the amazing Convoyagers who work to solve the problems and inefficiencies that have plagued our industry for decades. Convoy employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and fill many distinct and vital roles within the company. We want to highlight some of our outstanding team members as a way to thank them for the incredible work they do to improve the lives of shippers and carriers, while creating a more sustainable world by preventing unnecessary carbon emissions from entering Earth’s atmosphere.
What do you do at Convoy?
As a Software Engineer within Convoy’s Infrastructure team, I work to redefine how shipments are represented in Convoy’s systems. I am developing amazing software and contributing to Convoy’s growth and scale.
What excites you most about your current role?
I work on a project that is very technical and impacts every part of the company. It’s a multi-year refactoring and migration of our business’s core data model, providing increased flexibility in the way we move freight. Also, my team is incredible. Everyone is so supportive of one another and each person is extremely talented.
What is your proudest moment at Convoy?
When I joined Convoy, I worked on improving our tools to support the Finance team and related operational workflows. As our investment in this space increased, we formed the FinTech pod. As the founding member of the pod, I was able to help build the team into one that has consistently had one of the highest employee satisfaction scores at the company. I feel proud to play a role in building healthy, happy teams that people want to work on.
What is the biggest challenge you have overcome at Convoy?
I gave birth to my first child during a pandemic while working at Convoy. Trying to navigate parenthood for the first time while working from home with an infant was… rough. But my manager and team were extremely understanding, flexible, and supportive. They let me ramp back into work at my own pace, maximizing my effectiveness and prioritizing my well-being. I couldn’t imagine a better environment to have made that major life transition.
What is something you’ve gained from working at Convoy?
Convoy offered me a level of scope and ownership I had been struggling to find at the large company I worked at previously. I’ve grown so much as a leader in the past 2+ years thanks to the opportunities I’ve had here.
What excites you most about Convoy’s future?
Seeing what environmental impact we can make long-term through efforts to reduce waste like empty miles.
What advice do you have for prospective Convoy candidates?
If you want to help build a company, work with great people, solve interesting problems, and have a large scope of ownership, Convoy might be the place for you.
Interested in joining our team and helping transform one of the world’s biggest industries? Check out our careers page!