Jason has been working for CleanSlate for over 2 1/2 years. The most recent project he’s worked on has been creating a new application using an angular frontend and serverless functions on the backend. His favorite part about working at CleanSlate is the team itself. Everyone is very nice, helpful, and so easy to work with; the team helps him think outside of the box for solutions and consider obscure scenarios for not immediately obvious problems – making him a better technologist.
Q: What is your role at CleanSlate?
A: Software Engineer
Q: What made you want to work for CleanSlate?
A: The opportunity to work on many different projects utilizing different technologies. Work that uses cutting-edge capabilities of what the cloud has to offer. Company culture and getting to work alongside like-minded, willing to help, experts in the industry.
Q: What does your day-to-day look like at CleanSlate?
A: My day usually starts with a standup meeting with my team. After that, I get to work on developing, which could be anything from creating a new backend microservice to fixing bugs on the frontend. Sprinkled in throughout the day I may have additional collaboration meetings with teammates to go over new features of demos with the client showing off all of the cool work we’ve accomplished for them.
Q: What skills are you currently utilizing in your role?
A: Critical thinking to figure out how to solve the client’s problem, Azure and AWS knowledge for creating secure and scalable architectural patterns, and code optimization for more performant software.
Q: How has the company helped your growth within your role?
A: CleanSlate has helped with my growth by encouraging me to become more knowledgeable in cloud technologies. Acquiring certifications and putting me on projects that use technologies I may have not initially been knowledgeable in but after being on the projects, I become an expert in.
Q: What advice do you have for someone entering your field right now? What are the most important hard and soft skills?
A: Be prepared for a career of continuous learning – technology is ever-evolving so it’s important to stay up-to-date. Make sure to get familiar with cloud architecture best practices for different scenarios and restful APIs. Never be afraid to ask your teammates questions! To this day, we still bounce questions off of each other and that’s what a great team is for.
Q: What movie did you last watch?
A: Top Gun Maverick
Q: What are 4 things you cannot live without?
A: Music, Google Maps, Pizza, and a Dual Monitor Set Up When Working