Ryan’s Life of Solving Problems as a Software Engineer
I live for the thrill of "solving the problem." There is nothing better than the "lightbulb moment” when you are on a walk or brushing your teeth and suddenly the idea comes to you; you can do nothing but go straight to your device and see if your newly discovered solution works. Qualtrics gives me the opportunity - the responsibility - to apply myself to working on new challenges constantly and to push myself to become an "all in" engineer.
What does your day look like being both an SDE and a student?
Go to class in the mornings (I'm a university student), come into the office (just in time for the catered lunch), code until it's time to go home! (Smash Bros. also makes it into that schedule quite frequently).
Any tips for someone who is considering a part-time opportunity at Qualtrics?
Do it. Qualtrics is the kind of company that lets even the newest part-timer have significant impact in its products and is the perfect place for someone looking for a place that will really use their talents.
What surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
The level of ownership you are given no matter how new you are. Just two weeks after arriving here I found myself in a room full of other engineers, my manager, and a product manager explaining a design document I had authored for a new product to be pushed out!
What is your top #LifeHack?
The soft-serve machine is good, but it's even better if you combine it with the soda fountain to make rootbeer floats.
Describe Qualtrics to a candidate in 3 words!
Own your work!
Qualtrics is growing, and if you're ready to find your "why" at a place like this, you can explore our open opportunities at any time by visiting our career page. Looking to discover more reasons "Why Qualtrics"? You can find the whole series here.
|Ryan is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and started his career here at Qualtrics! He loves climbing, running, and hiking to high, quiet places. The most important character to Ryan in superhero films is the villain because he thinks superhero films with two-dimensional villains (i.e. with lame motives such as money, power, revenge, etc.) are boring.|
January 11, 2021