Why Qualtrics – Jeffrey Hao, Software Engineer I, Seattle
What is your 'why'?
I chose computer science and web development because it serves as a good junction between my interests in life in problem solving and creative expression.
How does Qualtrics connect with your ‘why?’
Qualtrics gives me the tools and freedom to approach client-based requests/projects and figure out the best way to create a solution.
What does your day look like?
After grabbing a quick breakfast in the office and attending my team standup where we discuss what we achieved the previous day and what we’ll be working on, I dive into work on different tasks for Brand Experience (BX), from widget and service work to integration work for BX dashboards, broken up by a company-catered lunch around noon. My day will be interspersed with occasional meetings with other teams, to discuss/solve different issues where my work overlaps with them, and the occasional ping pong or pool game with a coworker.
What is your favorite part of your role?
I enjoy being given control over creating widgets for brand experience. I love the aspect of coding where you can create visualizations for specific needs. A widget I worked on recently was correspondence analysis, where I studied and built a service to do the calculations, built the widget and its input parameters, and worked with the UI team to create the perfect look for it. I also was able to create a blog post on correspondence analysis to aid in coworkers’ understanding of the topic.
What are your aspirations in career/life?
I hope to develop my expertise and further my career in computer science more along the graphics and music route. I hope to develop high-skilled work in music-based graphic visualizations or possibly different VR/AR games/applications. I also hope to further my skill in dancing, from freestyle to choreography and intertwine this with my interest in graphics/music.
Check out Jeffery's articles recently published on our Qualtrics Engineering Blog:
- Correspondence Analysis: What is it, and how can I use it to measure my Brand? (Part 2 of 2)
|Jeffery is a Software Engineer at Qualtrics in Seattle. He recently wrote two engineering blogs speaking to the development of our products and culture at Qualtrics. Be sure to check them out on our Engineering Blog!|
July 2, 2020