Employee Spotlight: Shawn Shelton

Beast Code has some amazingly talented employees in its ranks. The Employee Spotlight series highlights the talented individuals who work here across our different departments. Each month, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts. For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke with Shawn Shelton. Here at Beast Code, Shawn is a Software Engineer III and runs his own team. 

What’s it like working as an engineer at Beast Code?

I find it to be a fun and collaborative environment. I enjoy working with all the other engineers, SMEs, designers, and employees here. Working here is fulfilling, not only from a career perspective, but also because of the product we deliver. 

What do you think is the most interesting thing about working here? 

That I’m empowered to forge my own path and that I have the company’s support to do what interests me. Beast Code cares about professional development and they are open to new ideas. 

What advice would you give someone who is interested in applying for a job with us? 

You should be looking to challenge yourself and be involved in products that serve a higher purpose. If you’re looking to be part of a team that will push and challenge you to be a better programmer, as well as a better person, then this is the place for you. 

When you tell people about your job, what’s one thing that surprises them or makes them excited about what we’re doing? 

That I genuinely look forward to coming to work. There’s not a day that I don’t look forward to going to work, even when I come back from a vacation. 

If you weren’t working at Beast Code, what do you think you would be doing? 

First, it’s hard for me to imagine not working here. But if I wasn’t, I’d probably be doing everything I could to expand my skill sets as a programmer. I’d be working on building and creating new concepts.