Jack, Software Engineer, Talks Full Project Lifecycle Careers
I have always been interested in technology. As I got older, I got more interested in the "how" of technology. This is what led me to a career in software engineering.
How does Qualtrics connect with your 'why'?
At Qualtrics, I have ownership of the full project lifecycle from the very beginning of the project. I get to work on the technical and operational requirements for these projects.
What does your day look like?
I try to get all the small things out in the morning; this allows me to be more productive for the rest of the day. Some days can be very administrative focused when they’re customer-focused, while other days could be focused on product features, tech reviews, code reviews, and ops reviews.
What is your favorite part of your role?
I get to see the full project lifecycle; I receive a problem statement from a client and get to create and deliver a solution. I also like the visibility I get to research and development.
Any tips for someone who is considering an opportunity at Qualtrics?
Focusing on your soft skills is important for my role at Qualtrics because I deal with many different clients and this was a learning curve for me. I would also recommend checking out the HackerRank interview preparation kit while preparing for an interview.
What surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
How supportive the team was. I came into Qualtrics after graduating in 2018 and didn’t know what to expect in an industry level role. The team has been very supportive when needed to help resolve issues on projects. Also getting the opportunity to develop my soft skills from dealing with some large clients.
What is your top #LifeHack?
You can turn old wine and beer bottles into drinking glasses, you can see how on YouTube.
Bonus: Describe Qualtrics to a candidate in 3 words!
Fun, People, Exciting
|Jack is an alumnus of Trinity College, having spent his first two years studying mechanical engineering before he pivoted into computer engineering. He started his career at Qualtrics. He started coding when he was 18 years old and the first language he learnt was C++.|
November 17, 2020