Software Engineer, Remote

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Explain your role at VidMob and how it contributes to the Tripod?

I’m a React Engineer. My focus is on building out Insights and reporting tied to VidMob’s Creative Analytics platform.  As part of that role, I get to create and test new features every day. Each of them is a fun and unique challenge!

What brought you to VidMob?

This was the first job I applied for right out of coding bootcamp last year. I’m very thankful to the person who referred me, and to the people who interviewed me for giving me this opportunity. 

How did you get into your field?

I started coding just over a year ago. Before that, I was a freelance cellist and adjunct faculty professor at Santa Clara University.

Name three people (living or dead) who inspire you and why?

  • My wife Sunny: She supported me through this career change while being a full-time touring musician and incredible mom. She’s the most patient and generous person I know.
  • My grandfather Edouard: He not only shared his love of music with me, but also his passion for languages, puzzles, and solving problems! Ever since I was very little, I always received these challenges from him.
  • My first cello teacher Denis: He helped to shape most of the soft skills I now apply tow building software: discipline, perseverance, patience, attention to detail, and the importance of collaboration.

What do you like most about your work?

VidMob has the best culture any employee could hope for! The people here are very supportive and it’s a great learning environment. 

What’s the biggest work or life challenge you were able to overcome? 

Before switching to web development, I had been wanting to make a career change for a while. Soon after my son Olivier — who’s now two years old — was born, the pandemic hit. Suddenly, I lost all my performing engagements. Although embracing such a big career change felt very scary at the time, it was an opportunity to learn JavaScript and become fully immersed in a new world. Thankfully, I haven’t looked back since!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Why? 

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” (R. L. Stevenson)

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