Today, we spotlight Trey Rutter, our Dev/Ops IT Associate. Trey is the wizard behind the scenes, helping to ensure that our hardware and address data solutions work seamlessly to deliver accurate and reliable information. Let's get to know Trey better.
"I found it surprising how a ZIP Code can tell us so much. It's more than just 5 digits at the end of your address."
"As a kid, I had dreams of being an archeologist."
"The best resource for my role is hands-on learning. If you don't work with and solve current issues, it's hard to stay current with how fast the tech industry moves."
"I enjoy having the ability to help others and focus on several unique tasks throughout the day."
"Knowledge is a big one for me. The DevOps world can be very unintuitive until you understand what is happening under the hood."
"Yes, I have a lot! A couple of skills that come to mind are that I can hold someone above my head and do a backflip, which I learned on the BYU cheer team."
"My favorite project and accomplishment was the implementation of mobile device management software across all the relevant devices at Smarty. The whole company now uses this software, and it helps us easily maintain, update, and secure devices. It also plays a key role in meeting and exceeding SOC2 compliance standards."
"I am inspired by individuals who can make any situation positive and know how to wordsmith bad situations into good ones."
"Failure is okay and leads to progress. I was very scared to fail early at Smarty but have learned the quicker I fail, the faster I can get to the right answer."
"Smarty has many different personalities, but you can put anybody in any group, and everyone will get along and have a blast. I try contributing to this by being friendly and finding joy in everyone's interest."
"If I could talk to myself as a 20-year-old, I would tell my younger self to find IT faster! It took me a while to find IT, and I wish I would’ve found it a few years earlier."
"My most energizing moments come while playing golf! It's the perfect anti-social social activity. You can learn a lot about someone while golfing."
"Recently, I've discovered the joys of meal prep. It's easy to spend a few hours on a weekend and have great meals the whole week."
"If you're considering a career in IT, I'd advise you to find what you love to do and do it. It’s more rewarding to do something you love than to be paid for something you hate."
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Trey and learning from his wisdom. Trey's spotlight was so inspiring we decided to write him a poem.
In the world of IT, where knowledge takes flight,
Trey's a wizard, his skills shining bright,
From ZIP Codes' secrets to a mac's embrace,
He's a master of tech in every case.
With hands-on learning, he conquers the day,
Helping others with passion, come what may,
From backflips to systems, his talents so vast,
Trey's the wizard who makes IT a blast.
So, if you seek guidance in the tech's mystic haze,
Turn to Trey, let his wizardry amaze,
In the realm of addresses and codes to decode,
He's the IT magician on the winding tech road.
If, like us, Trey's story inspires you and you want to start your adventure, we're always looking for passionate professionals to join our team. Explore our opportunities by checking out our careers page–no poetry required. If you make the team, I bet Trey would happily teach you how to do a backflip, too!