Business Unit and Job Title
I am a Senior Development Engineer in the Product Development group.
What does your job entail?
When I started at Melink, my job was highly focused on embedded software development for Intelli-Hood. In short, planning and designing how the Intelli-Hood system should operate and writing all the code for the system. I was also directing the contracted hardware engineer to ensure the electrical hardware met the needs of the Intelli-Hood system.
Today my job is similar, except I’m no longer purely dedicated to Intelli-Hood. Now that we have Evan Risley as an employee, we’re doing our hardware designs in-house instead of hiring a contractor.
What did you do before coming to Melink?
I worked for about nine years as an embedded software engineer for a military contractor in the Cincinnati area. It was a great opportunity to work on some very interesting projects. Unfortunately, the company shut down due to an acquisition, which led me to finding an opportunity here at Melink.
What is your favorite aspect of working at Melink?
My favorite aspect is the freedom I have in my job at Melink. This is especially apparent to me when I compare my work life at Melink to my last job.
What do you like to do in your time off?
For some reason I seem to enjoy hobbies that take a long time and has an unknown outcome. I do a little home gardening. I don’t yield much for vegetables from my garden, but I’d say most of the worth is in teaching my kids that vegetables come from the ground and not the supermarket.
I’ve also enjoy homebrewing, which is a fantastic hobby in which you can get as technical as you want to get. I think I’ve learned more about water chemistry through homebrewing than I did through either my high school or college chemistry classes.