I was attracted to the idea of working for a smaller company where you feel empowered to effect change. I was also attracted to the culture of learning and continuous improvement that is at the core of the Innovation & Development Center (IDC).
I’m a Senior Engineer, so my main responsibilities are to interpret client requirements, write code, problem solve, and collaborate with other engineers. My focus is backend, which means I’m often writing code that runs behind the scenes. Most often I work on Java Spring Boot applications, but recently I have been involved with a project that primarily uses AWS technologies.
I worked on the Women of OnPrem (WOO) team when it was in its strategizing phase. It was especially meaningful because the IDC doesn’t have as many female employees as the rest of the company. It was also a chance to build relationships with other OnPremmers who are passionate about supporting women within our organization.
The culture of learning and continuous improvement. There are many opportunities for professional development at the IDC. We have regular “Prof Dev” sessions where employees share/present on technical topics. We have a book club that rotates between books that are highly technical and books that focus on soft skills. I’ve also had the opportunity to attend several technical conferences that I find really engaging. And I’ve been able to mentor less senior engineers, which I find to be a rewarding challenge and chance to push myself to grow as well.
This is what a typical day looks like:
OnPrem definitely values its culture and puts a lot of resources towards building a strong and fun environment. I also appreciate the flat and transparent nature of the company. There’s no politics or hidden agenda here. The partners are very open about company goals and what they expect from employees. They are also readily accessible if you have a question or concern.