Favorite place traveled to: The Amazon Rainforest
Education: Current Student of Computer Science and Mathematics, Tufts University
Long Term Goal: I’d like to go to graduate school for computer science and also get a stronger engineering background. I hope to work as a software engineer or architect and continue to take classes in both technical areas and in business.
Why did you choose to work at Teradyne?
I’m currently double-majoring in computer science and math at Tufts, but I also have a lot of interest in physics and engineering. I felt that working on software at a hardware firm would be ideal to give me some exposure to both and help me decide to what degree I should pursue further.
What is most challenging at your job?
Teradyne’s semiconductor test division has a very large code base, so it can take a while to figure out how existing components work when I need to work with them.
What do you find most rewarding about your job?
I am able to work on a number of widely varying types of projects, both as a small contributor to large projects and as the main contributor to smaller projects. It’s nice to have the satisfaction of designing and implementing a program, then seeing it succeed while also being a part of larger-scale development.
How do you think the people at Teradyne differ from those you might find in other companies?
I don’t have experience with other engineering firms, but I didn’t expect my coworkers to be so athletic. Everyone has a life outside of work and is eager to share. It’s fun to spend time with everyone outside of work as well as in a professional setting.