Behind the Scenes

Lucid recently opened its east coast hub in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having now spent nine months in Raleigh, I can definitively say we chose a great place. I’ve personally made many new friends and had great opportunities to learn and grow from the wonderful people in the area. It’s been…

I’ve been working for Lucid for almost four years as a senior QA specialist, and there is one thing that I look forward to every year: the Hackathon. All members of our R&D teams, which includes designers, engineers, QA specialists, product managers, and analysts, set aside their usual work and…

Our annual Hackathon is an amazing part of Lucid’s culture. My first hackathon experience came within a few months of my arrival at Lucid in 2019—and I was not prepared for the awesomeness and craziness that was about to take place.  We were encouraged to invite friends and family to…

We’re excited to continue our series of interviews with members of our scrum teams. Today we interviewed Gen Bennett, a Quality Assurance Specialist, and Zack Rowley and Kai Rogers, Sr. Quality Assurance Specialists. Note that Quality Assurance is frequently shortened to QA. How do you build good relationships with the…

Flexible Onboarding Hiring and onboarding new talent is a significant task that many companies deal with regularly. One of the most challenging parts of this process is team placement. How do you determine the best team for a new hire?  There are two general approaches to making team assignments: Static…

We’re excited to continue our series of interviews with members of our scrum teams. Today we  interviewed Laura Luttmer, a Group Product Manager, Will Wang, a Product Manager, and Caro Seiler, a Sr. Product Manager. Note that Product Manager or Product Management are frequently shortened to PM. How did you…

If you’re leading or managing a team, you’ll want to think about how metrics can help. Metrics don’t tell you the whole story, but they are an important window into the health and effectiveness of the team.  Think of it like driving a car. Would you drive down the road…

When a company chooses to use Software as a Service (SaaS), the convenience of the application is often one of the main drivers. However, the company must ensure the SaaS provider securely protects their customers’ data. In the security world, we often refer to system security with three terms: Confidentiality,…

We’re excited to continue our series of interviews with members of our scrum teams. Today we  interviewed Aditya More, a User Experience Designer, Lauren Kett, a User Experience Researcher, and Rob Witt, a User Experience Manager. Note that User Experience is frequently shortened to UX. What inspired you to become…

In my job at Lucid as the VP of Strategy, I often hear: “Isn’t it scary to choose what will come next? That feels like a lot of pressure!”  They aren’t wrong! These are big, important decisions that we are making as a company. But our process for prioritizing, testing,…