Hey! I’m Tom. I’ve been here since the start of 2019, so, 2 and a half years.
I first started as a full-stack engineer, around a year in I became a lead engineer.
I have always played with computers and loved problem-solving so going into development was a no-brainer.
P.S. I swear I don’t always wear this jumper…
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I love working with the team (and often a whiteboard) to solve the wide variety of engineering projects we have at Signable. The breadth of the work and the creative freedom of the team is fantastic.
Paired with a strong team culture we are able to tackle problems without hurdles.
How is Domo different from other companies you’ve worked for?
There has always been a strong focus on company culture at Domo, more than I’ve seen at other companies. This ensures it isn’t just a great place to work, but a place that respects us as human beings.
Unlimited holiday and liberal remote working policies recognise that we also have lives outside of work.
What opportunities has Domo given you?
Soon after I started the team attended the VueJS Conference in Amsterdam. Not only did I hear lots of interesting talks about VueJS in areas I probably wouldn’t have considered previously but this acted as a great opportunity to build relationships with the team. These have stuck and have made the transition to lead much easier.
What have you learned at Domo?
Moving from a pure developer role to a leadership role has meant I have learned a huge amount about how to lead a team.
If I were to give an example, I now see there is huge value in regular 1:1 catch-up with all team members, even if there isn’t anything specific to discuss.
If you could give one piece of advice to a new starter, what would it be?
At Signable we are big on “adult to adult” conversations, meaning all opinions are respected, whether it is a junior talking to a senior or a new member talking to a veteran.
Basically, if you have an opinion don’t be afraid to make it heard!