Our “Second City” blog series places the spotlight on DocuSign employees based in Chicago and Warrenville who tell us about why they decided to join DocuSign, what they do here, what it’s like living and working in Chicago (an emerging tech hub), and more. At DocuSign, we want employees to look back at their time here and say they did the work of their life at DocuSign. This week we sat down with Keith L. in Engineering based in Chicago to learn more about his career.

Are you originally from the Chicago area?  
Yep! I was born and raised in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, and I have lived in the city for most of my adult life in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area.

What do you do at DocuSign?  
I am a Senior Director of Engineering aligned to the Prepare team which focuses on document actions prior to sending for signature.

When/why did you decide to pursue a career into Technology?  
I am naturally curious, so in the tech space, there is always something new to learn and the opportunities to grow are endless.

What excites you most about working at DocuSign in Chicago?  
Chicago has a growing tech community, so it’s great to be in the heart of the city and help contribute to that growth.

Based on your observations, what are the advantages of working in our Chicago office?  
The Chicago office has a very collaborative group of people and is an exciting place to work as we expand.  The happy hours and informal guitar jam sessions aren’t bad either.

Why should somebody consider working at DocuSign Chicago and building their career here?  
We are looking to grow and build out the tech team in Chicago. It’s a great opportunity to learn from an experienced team as well as connect with people who are in the same stage of their career. We are looking for curious and motivated people to help us execute on our vision for the System of Agreement.

Chicago is an emerging tech hub and more people are considering moving to Chicago. Tell us something about the city that you love that others outside of Chicago might be surprised to hear or not know.  
Chicago has great restaurants and venues for live music.  It also has great neighborhood festivals and farmer’s markets all Summer long.

Lastly, tell us your favorite “non-touristy” thing to do in Chicago.  
Twin Acres for ribs. It’s been around since the 1930s, and it used to be an old speakeasy.  It was also in the film Batman – The Dark Knight.

Interested in joining DocuSign Chicago or Warrenville and do the work of your life? Check out our job openings. We’d love to talk more.