Welcome to Hyosung’s employee spotlight! Our January Spotlight is on David Whitesell, Manager – Software Development. “Dave leads by example with a great attitude and willingness to help others. He frequently goes above and beyond to meet or exceed customer expectations. Dave has been especially instrumental to our success deploying software at one of our top banks and growing our NBS software solutions.” Jim Barton, Director of Software Development
Get to know more about David below!
Q: How long have you worked at Hyosung?
A: I’ve been with Hyosung for 9 years and 3 months.
Q: Can you tell us a little more about your background and how you joined the company in 2012?
A: I previously worked within the ATM software industry for many years. I left my previous role for Hyosung when a position was opened in Dayton, OH and already knew some of the Hyosung employees from my prior roles.
Q: What was your first impression of Hyosung?
A: It was small when I joined the office in Dayton but I liked the hardware and the ambition to grow in the FI market.
Q: Are there any important skills or attributes that are important for someone that wants to pursue a career as a Project Manager? Is there anything about your job or your team that you think people outside would find surprising or different in the way you/it works?
A: The ability to learn and adapt to new technologies. Being able to recognize when you don’t know the answer to a problem and reach out for help.
Q: Can you tell us about your role and summarize your day-to-day responsibilities?
A: I help prepare software releases to be delivered such as new features, improvements, or demonstration of new technology.
Q: What inspires you every day?
A: Improving the quality of the software base.
Q: In 5 years what do you want to achieve or where do you see you yourself?
A: Some of my future goals for the next few years include improving software, reducing complexity in the configuration and/or installation. Also, working with new banks to drive a new engagement from design to production release.
Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: Read, watch sports.