I worked at E*TRADE from 2000 to 2015. I joined at the peak of the DotCom boom, survived multiple rounds of layoffs during the DotCom crash, and played a key role as the company redefined the self-directed investor's toolkit.
To do this, we had to be extremely nimble; the company's priorities would often shift from quarter to quarter, in response to changing market conditions and analyst expectations.
We had extremely tight timelines, and I was typically assigned to the most complex projects. My knowledge of our technology and processes, combined with the relationships I'd built across functional teams helped me present a design that could be implemented before our deadlines.