Discovering What Fuels RDM’s Employees: Miranda S., Software Developer


At Red Dog Media, every teammate carries a unique story, a narrative that intertwines with the company’s ethos and journey. Today, we’re continuing our series, Discovering What Fuels RDM’s Employees, by speaking with Miranda S., a seasoned Software Developer who has been a part of the Red Dog Media pack for six years.

The Initial Call of Red Dog Media

In our candid conversation, Miranda reminisces about what initially drew her to Red Dog Media. She vividly recalls being attracted to a smaller company teeming with an entrepreneurial spirit and the distinct vibes of a startup. She says:

From the very beginning, I was impressed by not only the output of the work, but the immediate effect we were having in the market.”

This startup energy, combined with a sense of purpose and camaraderie she felt after meeting the people at the company, left her with the feeling that the day to day was not merely about the work, but about being part of a community where every voice mattered, where ideas sparked and flourished.

The Evolutionary Journey

Miranda’s journey within Red Dog Media embodies the essence of growth and evolution. From her beginnings in social media and blog writing to her current role as a Software Developer, Miranda’s trajectory exemplifies the company’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering career development. She fondly recalls a career-pathing conversation she had with Seth, our VP of Operations:

I was already pursuing my degree in computer science, and Seth thought it would be cool to have someone start on the Marketing side of the business and eventually move into the Development side. He was really excited about fostering a symbiotic relationship between marketing and development. That discussion, and subsequent transition, paved the way for me to gain a deeper understanding of the company’s entire ecosystem and allowed me to apply differing perspectives to the work I do today.

Finding Fulfillment in Contribution

For Miranda, true fulfillment lies in collaboration and contribution. She delves into the exhilarating realm of Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), where she finds herself transforming CRO’s ideas into tangible realities. The synergy between her efforts and the CRO team’s visionary experiments allows her to make a direct impact on bottom line profits and fuels her sense of purpose.

I like being able to bring their experiments to life. To be honest, it kind of makes me feel like a magician!”

A Tapestry of Trust and Flexibility

Reflecting on her tenure, Miranda praises the virtues of trust and flexibility woven into the fabric of Red Dog Media’s culture. She recounts moments of pursuing her degree in computer science while navigating the demands of her role, a journey made possible by the unwavering support and understanding of leadership and her colleagues. She recalls being given the freedom to make the day her own and chart her own course accordingly. Even today, independence and autonomy are extremely important to Miranda. As a results-driven culture, RDM empowers her to thrive amidst the ebb and flow of life’s demands.

Looking to the Horizon

“RDM is my final destination. I mean, what more can I ask for in a company?”

-Miranda S., Software Developer

Miranda’s gaze brims with optimism and resolve when asked where she sees her career going in the future. With unwavering loyalty and dedication, she says she envisions a long, bright future with Red Dog Media, a future where growth and fulfillment intertwine seamlessly. Her journey is a testament to the enduring spirit of Red Dog Media, and embodies RDM’s ethos of growth, trust, empowerment, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to excellence. As we continue to explore what makes Red Dog Media The Last Place You’d Want to Work, stay tuned for more insights from our passionate team members!