Senior Product Manager, PrismHR API
“You can connect PrismHR to anything—new partners, new verticals, etc.—and the API [application programming interface] is central to opening these new possibilities. The sky’s the limit to what we can all do together with integration. I love working with our customers, partners and internal teams to make these possibilities a reality.”
Bryna Dudek has been with PrismHR for seven-plus years, and currently serves as our senior product manager for the PrismHR API. Bryna started her career at PrismHR as a technical support administrator, helping our customers and partners with our marketplace partner program.
Bryna quickly became the go-to person for integration questions and troubleshooting issues and moved to quality assurance. She was very interested in the way the API was able to extend the capabilities of the PrismHR platform to help our customers. After supporting the PrismHR API team, they realized she was a natural fit to move to product management where she has been able to work with partners, customers and internal teams to deliver a constant stream of updates to improve the integration experience.
Tell us about your professional background.
My background was in food and nutrition service. I went to school for nutritional biochemistry and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. After graduating, I worked in many different areas of food service, even working for a magazine developing recipes. I was able to travel and experience the culinary world and even worked for the government providing nutrition education for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program.
I was always interested in technology and saw it as a possible career move, so I started taking technology courses in the evenings. I found I had a natural affinity to understanding technology and found it very similar to developing recipes. You must be clear about how to do something and the steps to get there to get to the desired outcome. I heard PrismHR was hiring, and I wanted to take my experience and grow in a new direction. Technology really fits with how my mind works, and I enjoy working at PrismHR. I love the team, the partners, the customers. My life led me here and it is a great fit!
What interested you in PrismHR product management?
My experience in support and QA led me to product management. I was able to build on my experience with customers, partners and internal teams, and that gave me a holistic background in the API and how it impacts each area. I wanted to have more of a direct impact on how the product was designed and how it would work for our customers. I can use what I know from my background to grow and standardize the API to continue to expand the capabilities and continuously improve the usability of our PrismHR integrations.
What is your favorite part of being a product manager at PrismHR?
Being a product manager for the API is always exciting, and I never experience the same day twice. The API touches all areas of the PrismHR platform, so I am always learning new things and keeping tabs on everything going on. You can connect PrismHR to anything—new partners, new verticals—and the API is central to opening these new possibilities. The sky’s the limit to what we can all do together with integration. I love working with our customers, partners and internal teams to make these possibilities a reality.
What projects are you currently working on that you would like to share with our customers?
We are streamlining our versioning of the API to reduce the work it takes for our customers and vendors to digest changes and updates. The goal is to make it easier to add functionality and enhancements to the API.
What do you enjoy doing when not working?
I love to cook with my daughter, 23, and my son, 20. I also have a 1-year-old dog, Poppy. I like to take Poppy on walks along the ocean in Cape Cod, especially during the offseason when it isn’t so crowded. I am in the process of looking for a new house, which isn’t easy right now with not much inventory on the market. Hopefully I will find a place soon, and then I will be spending a lot of time packing!