Mercia and Josh, pictured above by the Bristol suspension bridge, decided it was time for an adventure. Since moving to Bristol, UK from Singapore in February 2021, they’ve taken every opportunity to explore the city and the surrounding areas.

Matt Williams is a search engineer and technical lead at Cookpad. He and Cookpad’s search team are responsible for solving all types of search problems and helping to extend Cookpad’s search capabilities for the benefit of home cooks globally.

According to Matt (centre) “Building a great search team is a lot like assembling The Avengers — you need a group that has all these different complementary skills and works with lots of different teams to get the job done.” Nine of the team members are pictured here.

Meet Ettie Eyre, Cookpad’s Platform Engineering Lead — she joined Cookpad to work on real world problems and make a difference.

Ettie spends much of her time outside of work outdoors, cycling, hiking, diving or walking Bobby (pictured)

Ettie, what is it that you do at Cookpad?

How did you get into Engineering?

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating every woman across Cookpad and recognising some of the influencers and role models who’ve inspired them get to where they are today.

Meet Dilla, Ettie, Sam and Elena (L-R)

Ollie Haydon-Mulligan is proof that it’s never too late to change careers. When he started his transition he’d never written a line of code in his life. Now, he’s an experienced web developer building a global product.

Leaving the Labour Party wasn’t the only change in Ollie’s life. Soon after, he and his wife embarked on another big adventure to start their family.

Ollie, can you briefly tell me a little bit about yourself and your background?

Campaigning to coding is quite a shift. What happened?

Earlier this year, Niamh Power left Monzo to join Cookpad. She openly admits that she isn’t a great cook but feels this is something that really helps her in her day job … the mission is about getting more people into home cooking after all.

When she’s not behind her laptop screen, Niamh spends as much time as possible outdoors walking her dog Skye.

Niamh, let’s start with how you got into mobile engineering.

His passion for the mission, motivation for the metrics and mastery in sourdough are what gets him out of bed everyday.

Sam Meadley joined Cookpad in 2018 as a Senior iOS Engineer. Since then, he’s played an integral role in the evolution and growth of the global team and has recently taken over the leadership of Cookpad’s global engineering function.

Sam, how did you discover Cookpad and why did you join?

After a degree in engineering, an MBA and 10 years of consulting with McKinsey, Thomas Melkebeke set off in search of a new challenge. He wanted to help to build a company. Since joining Cookpad in 2018, Thomas has built communities from scratch, developed global teams and is now the product manager responsible for the growth of Cookpad’s subscription service.

Thomas, can you tell us a bit about your Cookpad journey so far?

Food sustains us. It’s integral to our lives. But, how and what we eat varies considerably, depending on our culture, our upbringing and how we perceive cooking.

Cookpad Team

We're a tech company, working to make everyday cooking fun. We believe that cooking is key to a happier & healthier life for people, communities & the planet.

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