I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire and I wear a lot of hats. Keep scrolling to learn how I’ve spent the last 10 years helping organizations of all sizes excel.
I’m Isaac Askew, a Principal Software Engineer Based in Denver.
I love my job, and that’s coding for organizations of all sizes. My experience working for companies of different tech sectors and sizes helps me easily identify bad habits and patterns in any organization. I deliver quality software to customers quickly and frequently.
In the beginning startups are forced to swiftly roll out products at the expense of quality. I’m an expert in ‘code archaeology’, safely refactoring unfamiliar and old codebases.
Quick fixes and patches that solved yesterday’s problems will come back to bite you as a company continues to grow. I’ve made a career out of finding and fixing bottlenecks.
Companies starting to mature quickly realize that the less they test the more they pay in developer costs. I excel at writing quality tests to help deliver products faster.
Here’s my Process
I’ve worked as an independent contractor and employee at startups of all sizes, and left each one better than I found it.
I’m not a ‘heads-down, work on the next ticket in the queue’ type of guy. I don’t work on the problem until I understand how solving it will help the customer. Build the right thing, not just whatever you’re told.
Careers are social. Don’t isolate, network. Working together and learning about your colleagues will build strong relationships where asking for help gets you further than trying to figure out everything alone.
Know What Pays the Bills
Understand how a company makes money. See the forest for the trees and understand how your work fits in the bigger picture of the company’s vision.
Prefer Value Over Perfection
Perfect code never makes it to production. Get the smallest piece out that delivers value to your customers and iterate on that. Customer feedback is faster and more accurate than speculative planning.