Employee Spotlight: Cody Maines


Role: UI Engineer
Hometown: Clifton Springs
Favorite Quote: ”Turns out it’s not where, but who you’re with that really matters” – Dave Matthews
Nimbler Since: August 1, 2013

What brought you to NimbleUser? 
The Park like setting of Bushnell’s Basin, the opportunity to build products with hundreds of thousands of end users, and working in a karma-positive organization.

What’s your favorite part about your role? 
I love the flexibility behind interface design. You can borrow from history, experimentation, observation, personal experience, metrics, and everyday life. This allows us to craft an experience that intuitive for new users and scalable for power users.

Choose one of NimbleUser’s core values and explain what it means to you.
“Enjoy the Ride” is a large selling point for me on the Nimble Team. We’re all in this together, churning out awesome work day in and day out… but sometimes it’s easy to get tunnel vision and forget about the ride. That’s where things like sizzle features, team bonding, office antics, game nights, etc. can really make the difference between “Nine to Five” and “Nine to High-Five”

How do you think NimbleUser’s culture extends to the client experience?
I think the Nimble Life is a way for us to be on the same wave. As Nimblers, we embrace the core values. We’re living it, and we’re our first client. When other clients get it, they’re living the nimble life too.

What do you do when you’re not at work?
Play games. Play guitar. Walk/hike if the weather is nice. Nap if it’s not. I have a few side projects that I work on if I’m feeling ambitious after work… but they change on a week to week basis. So, whatever I’m working on this week is probably the third iteration of some corollary from an unintended side effect of another project?!

What’s your favorite office coffee brewing method—drip, French press or Aeropress?
French Press

Overall, what’s the best part of working at NimbleUser?
The people. We could change the company name, switch to a new industry, and move into a new building, but I’d still have just as much fun as I’m having now. See favorite quote above :D

What would people never guess you do in your role?
Writing. When you think of a career in software or design, writing isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. But writing is a large part of the role, with user stories, testing scripts, documentation, describing solutions, etc. Effective communication is the core of any successful project, and software projects are no different.

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