I worked at E*TRADE from 2000 to 2005. 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 designs that could be quickly implemented with a minimum of revision.