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Sep 26 2017

Team RBN Spotlight – Jordan

Amy Begin

  • What do you do here at RBN? 

    I help engineer and implement cloud solutions.  In human words, I assist customers in making their software run (and run well!) in the cloud.

  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    Any sort of professional water-sport athlete.  If I could get paid to wake-board, jet-ski, and tube all day that would be great!

  • What things do you look for in your workplace?

    A workplace should be committed to making sure its employees have a strong work/life balance.  I have a wife and a child and as much as I love work; I love spending time with them even more.  I don’t think I’d work anywhere that demanded hours at the expense of my family life.

  • What’s your favorite thing about your job?

    One of the best parts is the freedom.  I can choose how a project gets done as opposed to being told how to do it.

  • What is your office nickname, and how did you earn it?

    I haven’t been designated one…yet.

  • If you could switch your job with anyone else within RBN, whose job would you want and why?

    Adam does a lot of front-end web development work, which I am terrible at; so probably him.

  • What advice would you give anyone starting out in the industry?

    Read about, “Impostor Syndrome.” When I was starting out I was a textbook example of Impostor Syndrome.  As soon as I realized that I wasn’t just a “faker” my attitude and productivity started increasing dramatically.

  • What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on at RBN?

    I did an Azure to AWS migration which was a super fun project.  It was something that I expected to be a very involved and tedious process; but it ended up going extremely smoothly.

  • What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

    Hmmm, I really can’t see myself doing anything outside of computers so probably something tangentially related.

  • Three words to best describe you:

    Coffee, unhealthy-foods, atoms.

  • If you were the subject of a movie about your life, what would the title of the movie be, what genre, and what actor would you like to play you?

    Title: “Moving Through Time Regularly Just Like Everybody Else.”  It would be a science-fiction “thriller” about time-travel at a completely normal pace.  I don’t know who I would want to play me… Maybe Chris Pratt?  He could definitely make me look funnier and better looking than I really am.

  • What do you do for fun outside of work?

    I have two Border Collies (Ramsay and Riley) and they are both pretty high energy so playing with them is always enjoyable.

  • If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?

    All you can eat McNuggets!  

  • Do you have any hidden talents?

    I can write haikus
    On-demand, extremely fast
    Hidden… and useless.

  • What’s your spirit animal?

    You know those screaming goat videos?  I like to think they’re all the embodiment of my spirit.

  • What are your three most overused words/phrases?

    Lately, “I’m tired,” and, “Peekaboo!“ has been on the list (having a 7 month old  totally changes your vocabulary).  Last one is probably similar baby-talk.

  • What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

    I once had to remove a literal ton of seaweed from a lake.  It all washed up along the shore and was a nuisance to the residents.  I’m still not sure how I got roped into the gig, but it paid well!

  • What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?

    “Put all your money into AAPL.”

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