Technical Development Engineer Spotlight
How long have you been in Product Development? I have worked in Product Development as a Developer for 16 years.
What products do you work on? I work on ACE (Address Correction and Encoding) as well as the US Regulatory Address Cleanse and DSF2 Walk Sequencer transforms within Data Services.
What was your last job before coming to work for SAP? I worked 8 years at a wireless communication company in Fairfax, VA called Eon doing embedded software development.
What do you like most about your job? I like the challenge of solving problems and designing new solutions. I also enjoy the camaraderie of working with fellow engineers.
What is the most challenging or rewarding experience you had working with your product? Being relatively new on this product, the challenge has been coming up to speed on the functionality and features provided in the ACE and URAC products.
If you could work on another SAP product, what would it be and why? I always enjoyed working on user interfaces when I get the opportunity. At this layer, there is a certain amount of creativity involved. The user interface is where the code interacts with the customer which is one of the most important pieces of any product.
What are your hobbies outside of work? I enjoy a variety of sports such as golf, baseball, football, basketball at all levels from high school to professional. I also enjoy being involved at my church by playing guitar on Sunday mornings. Another interest of mine is to follow what is happening in politics at the local, state and national level.
If you were given a month off of work, what would you do? I would like to take my family on a nice vacation like traveling through Europe or visit the Holy Land. There is such a rich history in so many of those European and Middle Eastern countries.