“At Rulesware our work empowers our customers by efficiently transforming their processes, and that’s a great motivator for me to go to work every day”.
February was a landmark month for me: I completed five years of service with Rulesware, which gave me the opportunity to reflect on the opportunities I’ve had here, and all the changes I’ve seen.
Back in 2008 I was working with a large company on a project for an insurance provider. That’s where I met David McPhail, who told me about this small, exciting company: Rulesware. I’d been at my former company for four years and was looking for new challenges and opportunities to grow.
Even though it was a gamble to leave a large, well-established company and join a team of few people, I decided to take the chance. I wanted mobility and the chance to advance, and also hoped that at Rulesware I would have the opportunity to work in data modeling, class structure design, and harnessing enterprise level assets.
It was an awesome decision. At Rulesware our work involves in empowering our customers by efficiently transforming their processes, and that’s a great motivator for me to go to work every day. I was able to work directly with the company executives, which helped me to build visibility and business experience too.
In my first couple of years – in addition to client projects — I got hands on experience with everything from operations to technical pre-sales and recruiting. It was great learning these aspects of the business, and in 2013 I was promoted to Principal Consultant.
One of the highlights of my time with Rulesware has been working with a huge payment processor client of ours.
I’ve been with this client for two years now, and there are always new projects and challenges for me. As a member of the Center of Excellence team, I know that I’m honing niche domain expertise while also having a direct and positive impact on their internal development teams, and on the company as a whole.
One of the things in our charter at the Center of Excellence team is to make the in-house development teams feel empowered and enabled, and I know we have accomplished that.
Their development teams are much more mature than they were two years ago, and can now solve nearly all day-to-day technical issues without our help. We also focus on things like quality and governance, training and mentoring engineers on new features, creating organizational level asset library and developing significant value within the organization.
When we received a review from our client in the Fall, I wasn’t surprised to see 5/5 rankings across the board. We work very, very hard and always ensure that our client is getting great value. It was great to hear from the client that this effort is appreciated.
When I look back at my five years with Rulesware, so much has changed – but I think that some things are just the same as when I joined the company as Employee #10. Our Executive always listens to new ideas from the team, and uses those ideas to improve and grow the company. When I joined the company I had access to Anthony, Ji-Yoon and the Executive team and today that access, support and encouragement is still here. I know this is a rare gift, and I am grateful for it.