Meet Software Engineer, Erin Veasey
An Environment of Trust
Entering the workforce out of college was a big shock to Erin. She burned out pretty quickly. But she saw a lot of opportunity at Zoomdata. Erin appreciates the culture of ideas here--and the freedom to get her work done at a time that works best for her.
Erin Veasey: I’m Erin Veasey. I’m a software engineer at Zoomdata working out of our Reston headquarters. I’ve been with the company since March 2016.
I decided to change jobs because I saw a vast amount of opportunity at Zoomdata for technical growth as well as career growth. Coming out of college into the workforce was really shocking for me. I worked a lot and got burned out really quickly so coming to Zoomdata was really refreshing because people here allow you to get your work done in the time that works best for you and it’s really an environment of trust.
A lot of tech companies today are very young whereas at Zoomdata I’m surrounded by people with a lot of experience. For example, one of my coworkers, Anya, who I consider to be a mentor is my go-to person for everything and she really pushes me to be my best developer self.
In the office we have a nice balance of working independently and interacting with each other. Even though we have an open office, people respect each other’s working styles while still facilitating the flow of ideas. The company has some really great policies in place like unlimited vacation. I feel like I can take a step back from my work any time I need one in order to avoid burnout.
For example, the first time I got really sick I logged into our daily scrum and let everyone know I wasn’t feeling well but I would be working anyway and their response really surprised me. They urged me to stay at home and rest. The expectation at companies I’ve worked for in the past was that I would keep working.
I’m passionate about users and making a positive impact on users through software. I love our product because it makes data accessible to everyone and allows users to make more informed decisions.