Jared Gaertner, one of our Software Developers, tells us about his unique intern to full time journey:
As a student, I learned about HCSS at a University of Houston Career Fair. I started in 2011 as a Software Intern in the mobile team. My internship at HCSS was the largest period of growth in my career. Before I had even graduated, I had hands-on experience writing code in a team environment. I was respected by my peers and contributed to our team culture. Together, we built the first versions of Field Mobile (HCSS Product).
I left HCSS in 2014 to develop a medical device for a startup company. In 2017, I returned to HCSS to work full time as a Hardware Developer in Trucking (HCSS Product). I am now back in Trucking as a Software Developer.
HCSS has more than doubled in size since I started working! There was only one building on campus, and each product team neatly fit into Building 1. Most of our products were written in VDF. We were using SVN and had just started using build automation. Fast forward to today, we are developing world class construction software using industry standard tools. I am proud to have been a part of that growth.
I feel like my situation is pretty unique because I left HCSS and returned, but it gave me a unique perspective on company culture outside of HCSS. Our work culture played a significant role in my decision to return.
Everyone I have worked with at HCSS contributes to its unique work culture. That culture just isn’t present in other companies. It is one thing to have a mission, visions, and values statement, but it is another thing to live by them.
In contrast, my coworkers and I continually keep our vision in mind; we spend responsibly without waste.
At HCSS, I have learned to never stop learning. Software development has been transforming tremendously in the past few years, and there is always a cool new tool to learn about. Live by the golden rule and respect your peers; build them up and they will build you up.
HCSS has proven to be a stable company in difficult times. It has been a tremendously positive experience in my career, and I look forward to growing with it!
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