10 Questions With... Arin Saghatelian, Vice President of Engineering

Written by: Arin Saghatelian

(VP of Engineering)

Employee Voices


Name: Arin Saghatelian

Title: Vice President, Engineering

Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Office Location: Los Angeles

Start Date: 11/2013

Q1: What is your earliest memory of working for Telescope?

A1: We were trying to deploy code and it was taking a full team of engineers a full day to do it. We realized this was not sustainable and started working on a solution. We now can deploy many times a day without impacting the team.

Q2: What do you like most about your job?

A2: I work with a very diverse group of engineers with different skill sets who are truly passionate about their job.

Q3: What was your first job?

A3: I worked for a telemarketing company calling for political candidates during a summer.

Q4: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A4: I used to want to be a pilot and even took some lessons before deciding to go a different route.

Q5: If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would purchase?

A5: A house with a nice yard for my daughter to run around in.

Q6: What’s your favorite song right now?

A6: I’ve been listening to baby music for the last year straight… baby shark?

Q7: What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

A7: Spend it with my family, playing games with my daughter and taking her to the park.

Q8: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

A8: Take the time to understand the details of how things work when you’re trying to solve a problem, it always pays in the end.

Q9: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A9: Right now, to get rid of the coronavirus. Past our current dilemma, the ability to fly for sure.

Q10: What app or piece of tech can’t you live without?

A10: My laptop with internet.