“The thing I like the most about Crispin is the relaxed environment and the variety of work. The people are great and the work is really interesting,” says Ed Molina, Director of Software Development in this month’s Employee Spotlight.
“Because of the way we’re structured, I get to work on a lot of different technologies and I’m exposed to all kinds of challenges. I find that much more fulfilling than working on the same thing day after day.”
Prior to joining Crispin in 2001, Ed was employed at TotalSports where he wrote software that captured and managed live sport statistics online.
On a typical workday, Ed starts his morning with a status check on product development schedules to make sure his team has what it needs to be productive. Then, he responds to any open customer issues. “I also fix bugs and do quite a bit of coding myself. I do a little bit of everything, and that’s what keeps it fun,” says Ed.
Over the past year, much of Ed’s focus has been on Loading Dock, a new Crispin product that allows users to upload content, preview clips and mark video clips.
He’s also been working on enhancing the functionality and scalability of an existing product called Supervisory View, which may get renamed in the future.
When he’s not at work, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife, his 3-year-old daughter and his 6-year-old son.
“After work, my son Milo and I will go fishing for an hour or two. He’s just really excited to hang out with Daddy and play with the fish. If I have fish in a bucket, he likes to throw worms in the bucket. Or, he’ll point out how the fish make letters. He’ll hold up a fish and say, “Look Daddy, he’s making a J.”
Recently, Ed and Milo have started playing golf, too. “He likes to hit the ball over and over. So, on the first hole, he may hit the ball 20 times. By the sixth or seventh hole, he’s swung at the ball well over 100 times. At that point, he gets tired and I’ll take him home.”