"Working at Ethyca has really let me expand my skillset. It's one of the good things about being part of a fast-growing team—there's always a fun new challenge to sink into, and always great people to jump in with you. Turns out building trust into systems is fun!"
"Starting a job in a completely remote environment was foreign and a little daunting to me (I'm sure many other employers and employees can relate to right now). However, the culture that Ethyca promotes and the people that work here truly made the experience seamless, fun, and productive."
We’re so excited to have you join the Ethyca team. Building trust in data-driven systems is a vital mission, and we’ve got a great group of passionate people working to make it happen…a group that now includes you!
On this page, we’ve collected all the materials you’ll need to get started here – think of this page as Mission Control for your first day. Welcome aboard!
For security compliance, you’ll be required to enable MFA Authentication on the accounts you’ll use for work. We recommend using the authenticator app Authy, which can you can download here. In order to set up your Gmail and GDrive account with MFA you’ll have to follow this tutorial. Let us know if you have any questions!
We want to help you get as ready as possible for your first day and week at Ethyca, with that in mind, the following section outlines what you can plan for on your first day at Ethyca.
Your default computer username and password are below. Please ensure you update your password when you first login.
If you’re unsure, here’s a document explaining how to do this on Mac.
We use G-Suite for email, calendaring and productivity tools. Your email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You should have received an invitation to configure your email. If you did not receive this, please let the systems point of contact on this document know.
If requested by your manager, or in a customer facing role, please setup a full company approved signature (you can find the assets required on Dropbox)
Slack should be used for all internal team communication unless it requires an email. There are channels for general, engineering, sales, strategy, etc. You should have an invitation to Slack in your inbox already. Please ensure you download and install the Slack app from here if it’s not are already on your computer and login with your account.
Github Issues is the primary task and activity manager for the Fides team. Here there are products, projects, work streams, change requests and minor tickets/bugs – you should be familiar with this already but if not, feel free to ask any member of the team to show you around.
If you want more information on Github Issues, you can find resources here.
We use this for storage of all company documents, client assets/deliverables, long form documents or any other material worth sharing across the organization. You will see the structure is pretty easy to understand with folders for the company, the clients, the product and so on. You should have access to Google drive via your company email and you can navigate to this at drive.google.com
You should have received an invitation to 1Password to your email address – if not, please contact the software point of contact on this page.
And for any credentials you might need, make sure you’ve set up your 1Password account so you can login to necessary systems.
Ethyca codes resides in repositories on Gitlab for our SaaS platform products, Ethyca Pro & Atlas, and Github for our open source products, Fides Ops & Fides. You should have received an email invitation to access the Ethyca groups and associated repositories.
A member of the engineering team will spend time with you this week to help familiarize you with the codebase, structure and workflows. We ask you to spend as much time getting comfortable as you can.
Confluence is our primary document repository related to our codebase. In short, if you’re looking to understand components of the system or overall architecture, the is where you should look.
If you work in the engineering team and are taking the lead on implementation of any existing or new services or system functionalities, you are responsible for following a strong and safe SDLC process, that means at minimum you are expected to:
Note: As a team we care about quality and care of each other, you own your codebase and are responsible for it’s quality, readability and the quality of documentation – we expect everyone to care about this as much as we do.
It’s important to us that you feel comfortable with the products we’re building at Ethyca, so below is an overview of Ethyca’s offerings – you’ll get to go through each in detail during your onboarding.
We launched the world’s first open-source developer tools for data privacy in November 2021 at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portgual. Fides marks a radical reimagining of how privacy engineering can be approached, and the response from our community was full of excitement. We’re looking forward to 2022 as a year of evolving Fides into the internet’s trust infrastructure – and can’t wait for your help!
We have two paid in-market product tiers that are built to make privacy compliance effortless for legal and engineering teams in businesses of almost any size. Leading global brands and their customers are using Pro & Organization for privacy compliance right at this very moment, although our company roadmap focus is squarely oriented towards the Fides open-source tools.
Learning about the world of privacy takes time and diligence, and the entire team will be here to help you. In addition to this every team mate has the opportunity to go through CIPP training. However in advance of this, here’s some documentation to get you started on your journey.
This summary document will give you an outline about privacy regulations and how to think about the business requirements and complexities of Privacy. So much to learn and so many opportunities to innovate here – we look forward to your ideas!
In this section you’ll be able to find links to commonly used systems to manage your personal information as well as documentation about your role at Ethyca.
Please ensure that you have read and sign the employee handbook this week if you have not done so already. Your handbook is located on Gusto in the documents section here. If you have trouble finding this please contact the HR point of contact on this page.
Note: You must read, understand and sign this document as it lays out codes of conduct, behavior policies and how issues are resolved at Ethyca – it matters to us that you contribute to our team so understanding our policies is key.
As a new member of Ethyca’s Engineering corps, this playbook dives deeper into the inner workings of our codebase. It’s a living, breathing document that’s been assembled by our team to help get you familiar with the product; soon, you’ll be able to add to it too!
You’ve joined Ethyca and here we’re manically obsessed with building the platform for trust in data driven businesses – that means we care about safety, security and privacy more than the average company. It’s vital to us that you care about this also. This is also available in Gusto documents section here.
As part of joining Ethyca you must read, understand and sign the Information Security Policy which defines our behavior, policy and processes around security.
Note: Our business success and ultimately the mission we’re on to build a leading platform for trust hinge on security. We all care deeply about this – we hope you will too.
It’s important to us that you can quickly get comfortable in your surroundings at Ethyca – you’re part of our small but growing team and your comfort matters to us. For that reason, below are a list of key points of contact that are responsible for various questions you may have:
|Manager||Kelly Huangemail@example.com||@kelly||804 592 6405|
|HR||Dominika Mazurovafirstname.lastname@example.org||@dominika||718 916 6251|
|Hardware||Dominika Mazurovaemail@example.com||@dominika||718 916 6251|
|Software||Neville Samuellfirstname.lastname@example.org||@neville||646 945 0229|
|Office Requirements||Dominika Mazurovaemail@example.com||@dominika||718 916 6251|
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