Employee Spotlight - Riley George

BY EXEMPTEDGEINC | August 4, 2021 3:27 PM

Employee Spotlight - Riley George

We spoke with Riley George, Junior Developer, to get to know him a bit better and here's what he had to say:

What do you do at Exempt Edge?

Development of the Exempt Edge platform including Investor Portal and EE-Sign. Specifically, I’ve been mostly handling Vue projects.

Favorite quote

“No God or Kings, Only Men”

What challenges do you face as a developer and how do you overcome them?

I would say the most challenging parts aren’t understanding how to do something but figuring out why that something needs to be done. It’s one thing to tape up a hole and another to stop holes from appearing the in the first place. It takes a lot of thought, exploration, understanding and creativity to overcome issues in a way that ensures they don’t appear again.

What are your credentials or experience that help you in your role?

  • Degree from SAIT: Network Infrastructure

  • Degree from MRU: Computer Science

  • Work experience with other Fintech companies

What drew you to Exempt Edge and what do you enjoy about working here?

The movement from one Fintech to another is what initially drew me in, knowing that my experience would be useful and help with the new position. But what I grew to love was the team and the atmosphere at Exempt Edge. I’ve never been in such a relaxed atmosphere with a team of 100% great people of which I can always rely on and enjoy talking to.

What are the values that drive you?

  • Always working to improve myself

  • Doing my best to help others

Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books?

  • Critical Role (podcast)

  • My Brother, My Brother and Me (podcast)

  • Lord of the Rings (books)

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

I play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) every weekend as one of my main hobbies. Currently, I’m learning to play guitar and speak Chinese. I also enjoy things like photography, 3D Printing, Electrical engineering, and DIY Projects. I enjoy learning, especially things that I’m interested in.

What is something you would say to someone aspiring to work in Software development?

Embrace fail forward as early as possible, get used to breaking things and learning how to fix them.

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