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Quick Questions with Jason S: Head of Product

When he's not DJing, causing chaos with his wife and two year old son, and dreaming about eating at a bunch of Michelin Star restaurants, Jason S is SwipedOn's product analyst. We caught up with Jason for a quickfire round of questions to learn more about him. 

What does a day in the life of you at SwipedOn look like? 

It all depends on the day. And thats exactly what I enjoy about working in product teams - every day is different! Often my day involves a lot of research and analysis, specifying upcoming features, User Acceptance Testing and validating our latest assumptions to make sure we are on the right track.

What do you like about working at SwipedOn?  

The location is beautiful, it's a really calm and sunny space to work. Everybody is lovely too so it's a great environment to come to every day of the working week.

What do you particularly like about what we’re doing with SwipedOn?  

I enjoy working out who we are designing and creating our product for. Getting into the mindset of our users is a great way to look at things in a different light and understand their needs and frustrations.

What three words would you use to describe your role? 

1. Analyse 
2. Design
3. Prioritise

What is your SwipedOn screensaver? 

My NFL team - the Baltimore Ravens

What did you do in your previous working life? 

I was previously working for another NZ tech company Serato in a Product role. My recent project was working on their new Music Production software. Prior to that I have worked in insurance, banking, clubs and kitchens!

What do you do in your free time? 

I love making music and have a background in DJing too. Im currently learning to play guitar - I always wanted to but had never picked one up! Never too late to pick up something new. I spend most of my free time causing chaos with my wife and two year old son though, thats where the fun is at.

What are three things still left on your bucket list? 

  • Eat at a bunch of Michelin star restaurants
  • Go to Dekmantel festival in Holland
  • Go see a Baltimore game at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers (where we win obviously)

What’s on your SwipedOn playlist? 

This one is really tough for me! I try to consume as much music as possible from all over, all genres and vibes welcome and it always depends on my mood. Today I feel like my 5 favourite albums are:
• Freddie Gibbs & Madlib ~ Pinata
• Mac Ayers ~ Something to Feel
• Gunna ~ Drip or Drown 2
• Power Trip ~ Nightmare Logic
• Young Thug ~ So Much Fun

If you were stuck on a desert island and you could choose one person from the SwipedOn team to come with you, who would you take and why? 

Jason G! That way we could just call each other by our names with zero confusion... until the inner dialogue becomes outer I guess.

Let’s end this with a weird fact about you…  

I had a pet chinchilla "Chilli" sadly we had to part ways with her due to moving in a rental house when we made the move from Auckland to Tauranga, but we do still get updates from her new home every so often which is nice.

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Lou Burton

Lou is our Brand & Content Manager at SwipedOn.


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