Get acquainted with the human-side of FoodStorm as we sit down for monthly interviews with the people who power our business.
Steve, Senior Software Engineer, spends his days rearranging divs in React, testing code for new FoodStorm functionality and helping build upon the suite of features helping grocers transform their order ahead, prepared foods and catering businesses.
I really enjoy that we're a small and focused team inside a much (much) larger organization. Being a small team means we deliver quickly and own everything from start to finish. Everybody's individual contribution counts. It's nice to know that the work I do today will be in the hands of our customers within days or weeks.
I'm really excited about the merging of the online and in-store experiences. With everyone owning a smartphone now, the ability to seamlessly blend online and offline shopping is becoming a reality. Ordering items for pickup while shopping and getting real-time updates as you browse is really cool. Then there's the whole world of digitizing and automating manual tasks for catering staff, enabling them to get more done with less stress.
I've worked in a range of roles and jobs in the past - the best job ever is still being a go-kart track attendant. Some of these roles I understood the domain 100%, while others I still don’t know the purpose of the work I did. I found that the places I enjoyed were the ones where I could empathize with the people who would be using what I created. FoodStorm really gives me that sort of feeling. I understand the pains of trying to order a custom birthday cake (a Millennium Falcon - it was awesome) and dealing with hundreds of Starbucks orders per hour (less awesome).
I value knowing the work I do is useful for someone, it doesn’t have to blow their mind (though it’s great when it does) but it should at least make their day better.
Dog all the way. My little guy is currently bugging me for a walk. I love my daily walks and games of fetch. Though it would be nice if he could learn to let himself in and out.
Dino Pasta! They’re fun and cute, but no one talks about how they are actually a good shape for holding sauce.
Drinking coffee, riding bikes and drinking beers normally in that order. I find riding somewhere makes the trip enjoyable even in a headwind on a cold winter's day; it has a sense of accomplishment at the end.
Currently watching "Foundation" on Apple+. I'm really enjoying it as I never finished the books, so everything is new and interesting. I'm currently playing "Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order" and thoroughly enjoying being a Jedi, even if I do end up jumping off the edge of a platform multiple times per session. Where's Occupational Safety when the Empire builds a Death Star?