The start of October marks the beginning of Careers in Construction month. Often construction is thought of as men in hard hats that you pass on the street, but that line of thinking neglects so many opportunities available within the industry.
Each week this month, we’ll be featuring a different member of our team and how their role helps workers on the job site see their project more clearly with a time-lapse camera. We’ll be starting with OxBlue’s development department and Jessica Moghari, senior software engineer. Jessica’s been with OxBlue as a developer, a.k.a. coding whiz, for five years and has several insights about how coding influences construction and her role as a coder in the industry.
Typically, Jessica describes her role as managing OxBlue’s camera application – available on multiple platforms – where clients can view and download job site images and time-lapse videos and schedule updates to send to their teams.
Success in the Role
The role requires constant attention to detail to ensure that everything works correctly for the client. As a software engineer, individuals need to have the mindset of reviewing their work or else they might miss a crucial piece to the code.
Communication is also another key component for success in the role. Coders need to speak up either with their ideas or questions to achieve the best results for themselves and the clients.
Swatting Away Bugs
Mistakes in the code occur for various reasons. Someone might spot an error in a specific piece of code and now needs to be corrected across the system. For instance, the code could say “2×2=5,” and an engineer must sift through the entire code to find where the mistake occurred, then correct it. These fixes are crucial to ensuring that our clients receive the best service and always have access to high-resolution images and high-definition time-lapse video.
Solving Industry Issues
As the construction industry continues to grow and develop, software engineers are integral to the job due to the rise of technology. Coders ensure that the software performs the way it is intended, and the industry needs talented individuals to take on these roles. Drones, 360° images, and predictive imaging all require software engineers to guarantee that the software performs perfectly for the end client. They are the eyes behind the scenes working through issues or developing upgrades to improve construction teams’ experiences with the technology and ultimately give them back time in their day.
Software engineers are one of the biggest unsung heroes in the industry due to the behind the scenes nature of their job. They assist construction teams to manage their job sites remotely, so no one needs to worry about their on-site technology.
If you’re interested in joining the OxBlue Development team, we’re always looking for talented individuals.