Meet Bernard Mesa, our Middleware Engineer! How has his role shifted over the years? Read on to find out.
Describe your role at TCI.
My title at TCI is Middleware Engineer. My role is to keep TCI data communicating between our different systems. I work both in team collaborations and one-off tasks.
What is a typical day for you?
It really varies. Each week my manager and I set up an action plan to complete. However, requests for the projects of other teams might come up, so the plan is always being adjusted. Every morning I have Software stand ups and every week I meet with our Business Intelligence and Dashboard and Reports teams. The Business Intelligence team looks into tools and systems for strategic planning and data analysis. The Dashboard and Reports team manages our business systems. The time I spend working with different teams changes depending on the time of year.
How did you find TCI?
At the career fair at San Jose State University. I started as an intern in November of 2013 before being promoted to staff.
What do you like best about working at TCI?
My ability to make an impact. TCI is a smaller company, and any change or update I make to my work has an immediate, visible effect.
Why do you think others would want to work at TCI?
The same reason as the above. In a larger company, it can feel like you get no recognition for your contributions. Here, your work really feels meaningful. Everyone’s role is important to the company’s success.
How did your role evolve?
I was one of the three original tech interns at TCI. I started by rotating through different teams to get a better understanding of how TCI worked. I then moved into maintaining our databases. As the company’s needs evolved, I set up connections between our databases and my focus shifted to managing those connections.
What do you like to do in your time off?
I like to go wine tasting and travel, especially out of the country. I work out and take part in half marathons, hang out with friends, or sometimes just sit and watch Hulu.