Upon arriving at ADS, I was immersed in a collaborative and productive environment. I was exposed to a wealth of knowledge and encouragement from my coworkers. Our agility and diversity allows us to view challenges from many angles and discover robust solutions at an astonishing rate. Most importantly, I was able to see my ideas transform into methods that are used in practice today. I stayed on full time because I want to continue working in a place that supports my growth as an individual and allows me to contribute to the community.
ADS provided me the opportunity to experience a variety of different environments and find my niche. I was able to create my own role, allowing me to increase my strengths and improve upon my weaknesses. The team’s support has been fundamental in my growth here. The cross-divisional work grants me new insight on the very technical and meaningful work we do. Moving from a commercial product-focused background to a technical environment is an interesting challenge that I look forward to tackling each day.
I look for projects that allow me to solve complex problems from the perspective of a full stack developer. I like to work in all areas, from the user interface all the way through to the back-end services, process and databases. I like to solve problems and provide fast, reliable solutions that make people say, ‘Wow!’ I don’t want to be a member in a really large team that contributes small snippets of code here and there. I prefer to have input into all layers of the solution if that makes sense. I look for projects that fit into this mold. ADS does a good job of providing me these kinds of opportunities.