Dynamo Spotlight – Sean Malloy

At Dynamo Freight, our team is made up of talented individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds from around the country. We sat down with Sean Malloy, our Senior Software Engineer, to learn more about how his background led to beginning his career at Dynamo and what got him started in tech.

How did you become interested in going into the tech industry?

My interest in programming first sparked in middle school while playing a game called Runescape. I discovered an online tool that allowed me to automate repetitive tasks by dragging logic blocks and images together. The thrill of seeing something I built myself running and helping me out really hooked me, and that feeling has stayed with me ever since.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of the job is when we roll out something new to our users. Sure, building stuff is fun on its own, but the real reward is seeing how it makes a positive impact on the end user’s day-to-day tasks and experience. That’s always the best part for me!

What keeps you at Dynamo?

What keeps me sticking around at Dynamo is the chance to learn and grow fast. It’s not every day you find a role where you can tackle aspects of technology, strategy, and working with other people – all in one role!

For someone about to start a career in software engineering, what would you tell them?

Make a monumental effort to solve things yourself in your early career. It takes much more time, but you’ll end up with a much deeper understanding of everything surrounding that problem. What usually seems like useless knowledge really comes in handy when you’re connecting the dots on something new.

What experiences led you to start your career in software engineering?

I’ve always been fascinated by technology! However, after graduating, I felt I wasn’t adequately prepared for the cybersecurity career that I wanted. My interests leaned more towards coding rather than the seemingly slower pace of security. As a result, I made a slight shift and attended a coding bootcamp. The rest is history!

What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to find out?

I speak 3 languages!

How would you describe the company culture at Dynamo Freight?

In my mind, our company culture can be summarized as centering around: fluidity, chaotic productivity and teamwork.

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