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First American colleagues bring unique backgrounds, cultural traditions, and work experiences to their roles. Having these diverse perspectives is the reason First American has been recognized as a Fortune “Best Workplace in New York” and “Best Workplace for Millennials” for more than five years.
In this series, The Faces of Finance, we get to know First American colleagues by asking them about the career paths, skillsets, and motivations that drive their success.
Read on to hear from Jess Poniatoski, SaaS Engineer on our IT Team, who joined First American in 2021.
I spent 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. I made Lieutenant Commander before leaving the Navy and returning to my hometown of Fairport, NY.
During the pandemic, I began taking online classes and decided to pursue a career in IT. While job searching, I found a Systems Analyst IT position at First American on LinkedIn. I did some research and found many wonderful accolades and awards the company had won. After applying and talking to the hiring team, I knew I wanted to be a part of this great company.
Automation! I want to help automate as many mundane, repeatable processes as possible to free up time for colleagues to do more important work. I also want to help colleagues have the best experience using the apps in our tech stack.
I spend a lot of my time in our apps, like Okta, Box, Zoom, and DocuSign, learning and working on improvements and automations. I meet with colleagues and work on projects that again involve automations and improvements. Lately I’ve been spending time on application implementations and various vendor renewals. I’m also involved in other First American activities, including the Culture Team and IT Team events.
Working with such amazing colleagues. The IT Team is truly the best.
Nothing—no regrets! I did the best I could with the information I had at the time. Plus, “three-years-ago- me” did the right thing and found her way to First American. Life is good!
That First American is a special place with a wonderful culture. We work hard and achieve excellence, but we also know how to have fun and balance in our lives. We hire the best colleagues with strong values and a dedicated work ethic. I think one of my favorite things is that we celebrate each other’s victories and successes.