Eric Zrinsky is one of two technical writers on Monetate’s engineering team. He writes documentation about our suite of products, such as release notes and user guides.Eric has a background in both programming and writing. He started college as a computer science major and later switched to English; after college, he worked as an adjunct English professor for two years, then worked in retail management at CVS/Pharmacy before coming to Monetate.
Although his interview for the position took a bit longer than what he was used to, he was impressed with how Monetate engineering approaches hiring. “The interview process at Monetate was probably one of the most rigorous and intensive things I have ever been through,” he says. “At the end of it, I really felt like I had a very clear idea about what the company stood for, what the position would require, and that I had been given ample opportunity to really demonstrate who I was and what I could bring to the table.”
In his spare time, he composes music for film scores, creates radio ads, and writes soundtracks for haunted houses. He also runs a photography gallery and recording studio in Fishtown called Gravy Studio & Gallery.
A few other tidbits
These questions are taken from Get to Know Monetate’s Engineers
Favorite browser: Chrome
Favorite movie: “Tombstone”
Hidden talent: “I can watch nine or ten hours of Netflix without even breaking a sweat.”