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Engineering Spotlight: Examity

January 8, 2020

Engineering Spotlight: Examity

Examity was founded to meet the needs of colleges, employers, and certification providers looking to ensure integrity. Since its founding six years ago, Examity has partnered with 500+ institutions and certification programs worldwide to provide a cost-effective and flexible online proctoring and learning validation solution.

We connected with several members of Examity's team to get an inside look at the company's technology, various projects, the team's culture, and more. 

Interested in joining Examity? Check out the company's job openings on the list to the right!


Quick Hit Details

  • Year Founded:  2013

  • Number of employees: 70

  • Industry: EdTech


Can you share a summary on what Examity does?

Examity is an online proctoring solution helping universities and other businesses ensure the integrity of online exams. We use video technology and artificial intelligence to keep tests secure and help schools and testing providers prevent cheating before it happens. 

What are some of the different technologies that the engineering team gets to work with and at what scale?

The Examity user experience is delivered using Angular, and we leverage web browser extensions to perform many of the testing functions. Video streaming is via WebRTC and real-time AI uses TensorFlow.js. The backend is primarily .NET core, and the solution is delivered on the Azure cloud.

What are some of the interesting projects that the engineering team is tackling?

Examity proctors about two million exams every year, and the data from those exams feeds our proprietary machine learning technology to refine, expand, and optimize our proctoring and provide insights that help our partners track testing patterns. We’re growing rapidly and expanding internationally -- staying ahead of this growth and broadening our functional capabilities and offerings pose many exciting technical challenges.

Does your engineering team have a chance to work on projects outside of their day-to-day responsibilities?  For example - skunk work projects, open source projects?

Many members of our team are currently working on a project to see how many hamburgers can be ingested before the onset of arterial failure. This is a work in progress - additional test subjects are welcome. And yes, exploring outside projects is a great way to learn and evolve as a developer - it’s strongly encouraged.

What is the culture like at Examity for the engineering team?

The Examity engineering team is a group of talented, curious, no-ego engineers who love solving problems and building great products. There is great collaboration between all of the product and engineering roles - we have a team that genuinely enjoys working together and supporting one another.

What can a potential employee expect during the interview process?

Interviews at Examity will dig into how you think about solving problems.  There is less focus on specific technologies or whiteboarding code that is syntactically perfect and more focus on how you think and work through challenges.

Are you involved in any local tech organizations or Meetups?

We are always interested in participating in Meetups and other local organizations. You’ll be seeing us all over the place.


Rapid Fire Q&A 

What’s on tap?

Old Fashioneds

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

iPhone or Android?

Hello Moto

Coffee - hot or iced?

The fancy machine in the office makes both

Favorite employee perk? 

100% family health insurance coverage

What TV show describes the engineering team’s culture? 

A-Team or Ally McBeal, who can really tell the difference?

What music is playing in your office? 

This guy Ren keeps singing Britney Spears songs from the early 2000s and we’re not sure what’s up with that.

View from your office:

Cleanest desk:

Clean Desk

Our cleanest desk is so clean the keyboard doesn’t even have markings.


Team Profiles

Bharadwaj Ginakunta Examity

Bharadwaj GinakuntaSoftware Engineer

When did you start working at Examity?

November 2018

Why did you choose to come to Examity?

I chose Examity because of its culture. Its fast-paced and I am proud to work with a company that has such strong leadership and is guiding the future of the industry.

What do you like about working at Examity?

I love my job because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission. I love the challenges that come every day and the sense of accomplishment in solving them. I feel like it keeps me pacing ahead.

What work do you do here, and why do you find it gratifying?

I love being a valued resource and go-to person for all facets of the organization. I work with a highly talented engineering team that jump on every opportunity to make the Examity product better each day.

Why do you love working with your colleagues?

I love my team because they are friendly and always have my back. With all our combined skills we make one awesome whole.

What’s a fun fact your colleagues might not know about you?

I am a great cook!

When I’m not at Examity, I’m most likely ________.

Traveling.

Matt Brand Examity

Matt Brand, Senior Director of Engineering

Why did you choose to come to Examity?

I was excited about joining a young but established company, especially one that has already proven their product/market fit, yet still has room for innovation and growth. After years of working for very early-stage startups, Examity was a welcome change for me.

What do you like about working at Examity?

I love working with people who really understand the domain and how to be successful.

What work do you do here, and why do you find it gratifying?

As the Senior Director of Engineering, I am here to support and manage the engineering team. I have spent a lot of my career building teams, so I’m enjoying the experience of fostering an already established, but growing group.

Why do you love working with your colleagues?

They are professionals who love their work and know what they are doing. 

What’s a fun fact your colleagues might not know about you?

I’m a bit ambidextrous. I am mostly right-handed, but certain things I can only do left-handed. I use a fork and brush my teeth with my left hand, and if I’m playing soccer, my left foot is also stronger.

When I’m not at Examity, I’m most likely _____.

Embarrassing my 10 and 11-year-old daughters in public, being involved in town politics, or going to the movies.


Want to learn more about Examity? Check out their BIZZPage

Our current openings

4 Job Openings