Employee Spotlight: Evan Cordeiro
Evan Cordeiro, Principal Software Engineer
You know our products, you know our tech… but do you know the people behind it all? Step into our Q’mmunity Corner and learn who’s who with our employee spotlight series. Today we’re featuring Evan Cordeiro, Principal Software Engineer based in ownerIQ’s Boston office.
What’s the first thing you do in the morning:
Check Looker, Grafana, and revise hit list for the day.
Take us through a typical day in the life of Evan:
I spend the first 15 minutes or so getting organized and then I try to spend an hour getting small tasks out of the way or getting things ready for people on the team before standup around 10:30 (standup is a quick 5-10 minute team regroup where we discuss what we’re working on that day and bring up any blockers or issues – most of the time we do it, literally, standing up). Quick meetings that come out of standup usually happen after that, and I try to reach some productive milestone before lunch. After lunch, it’s typically some combination of focused work and meetings, depending on the day. Meetings tend to glob for whatever reason, but are usually done by 4 PM. Barring any fires, I get about 2 uninterrupted hours of focus time in at the end of the day.
You’re most productive when…
When everyone is has a big project in front of them and we aren’t putting out little fires. I love big blocks of uninterrupted time…doesn’t everyone?
What’s a big project you are working on right now?
We’re really excited about getting new CoEx features out that are going to facilitate more clients onboarding their CRM data directly with us. We are also working on enhancing existing tools that we have which allow clients to segment their own browsing data in CoEx. This has the potential to add a lot of value to existing tagging integrations and funnel it into the Data Marketplace.
How many browser tabs do you have open at any given time?
Usually 3-5 desktops, depends on how fractured my day is. 3 screens per desktop, a few tabs per screen.
Your desk: messy or neat?
I think I keep it most free of clutter but I”m not sure if I’d call it tidy.
Lunch: bring or buy?
What’s your favorite perk at the Q?
Friday Trivia! Free fruit in the a.m. is nice and I enjoy a casual beer on Friday.
Music while you work: yes or no?
What’s on your shuffle?
For focus mode: classical, metal, or sometimes gregorian (seriously). For multi-tasking it’s usually podcasts.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had no idea. I wrote a story called ‘Evan takes over the World’. Fell a little short, but that’s probably a good thing, my views on benevolent dictatorship have evolved since I was 6.
If money weren’t an object and you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I won’t cop out and say travel. Definitely a white sand beach somewhere tropical. I love the ocean.
You get around by: walking, driving, public transportation or a mix?
It’s a mix.
Tell us, mountain or beach?
When you’re not here, where are you?
Lately it has been in the garden, Home Depot to supply the garden, and stopping by Remnant brewing and all the food spots at Bow Market in Union Sq.
If you have one then we’ve got to know… what’s your favorite Q Jay (Jay Habegger, CEO) moment?
A recent one is that Monday morning email story about him being Mother Ginger in the Nutcracker. Now every year when I go, I’m going to think of him.
Looking ahead – what most excites you most about 2019 and your work?
I’m super excited about our focus on bringing more data on to the platform that directly benefits our clients. Whether its allowing them to segment on their own site taxonomy, or adding their CRM data and making that a core CoEx platform feature, projects like that are fun to work on and it’s great when we see them have an impact to the business.