April 9, 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

As the weather starts to turn towards spring and the get-togethers and gatherings start to increase in quantity, we all find ourselves mingling with new people and making new acquaintances and (hopefully) friends. One of the first questions we are asked is usually “what do you do,” right? While I love this conversations most of the time, I find myself being increasingly disgruntled with other industry professionals in similar positions to my own when discussing their team(s). What I find frustrating is the lack of responsibility and weight that many of these individuals feel with the positions they hold at their organizations. It is not only a tremendous responsibility, but…

March 15, 2018

Ask the HARD questions when Hiring AND Interviewing!

As we embark on more growth at SterlingTS our hiring continues to increase which leads to a lot of resumes, phone calls, and interviews. My peers and I have been discussing and taking this process very seriously, but I wanted to share some sentiments to all of my fellow technologists, engineers, and hiring managers. Everything you do before, during, and after the hiring process is a direct reflection not only on you as a manager, but on the organization you represent. Be consistent, challenging but respectful, and most of all honest, and you will end up with candidates who meet the bar you’ve set, fit the culture and values of…

February 28, 2018

Helping Transform Engineering at SterlingTS

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of championing several technology initiatives with my colleagues in Bellevue during an all-hands technology town-hall. We focused specifically on implementing Docker across our teams for our end-to-end development lifecycle, which is going to transform how we build software. Our teams are doing really amazing work with some of the most talented engineers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. I am really excited for what we are doing this year, and my teams are looking for passionate software engineers who want to build transformative SaaS applications and tackle software challenges across many microservices and legacy applications. Also posted on LinkedIn.