At ContractWorks, our employees come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, each with a unique set of skills and talents that align with our overall mission of providing simple, smart document management solutions.
We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled, and we think it’s about time you get to know the people that are innovative, agile, and committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers.
This month we’re catching up with Brendan Shanny, Software Engineer at ContractWorks. Brendan plays an important role working to improve the ContractWorks software by listening to customer feedback and incorporating new technologies.
Getting to Know Brendan
How long have you been at SecureDocs, Inc.*?
What were you doing prior to joining ContractWorks?
I worked as a Research Assistant at the Lee Lab at Harvard Medical School. I was building and designing software and hardware for the laboratory machines used in neuroscience research.
What do you love about what you do?
I’m really drawn to software development by the constant problem solving that is required. At ContractWorks, I really enjoy tackling tough technical problems, as well as simplifying complex user workflows. Finding a solution to a user’s problem in an elegant way is incredibly rewarding.
Why do you think what you do is important to the overall goals of ContractWorks?
As an engineer, the easy answer is developing software, but being an engineer at ContractWorks means I have the opportunity to coordinate with all the other departments in really meaningful ways. From working with the Product team to identify and plan the upcoming features, to helping the Marketing team define the features we build, each team helps and influences the others to form a great company synergy.
What excites you most about the future of the company?
During my two years at ContractWorks the engineering team has radically advanced our frontend technologies and introduced a purpose-built AI pipeline, among other exciting projects. I’m really excited to continue to explore new technologies and integrate them into our product.
What is your favorite quote?
“Believe in yourself and you’re halfway there” - Theodore Roosevelt
What are you doing when you’re not in the office?
I enjoy spending time outdoors whenever I’m able. My go to activities are soccer, hiking, camping, and having friends over for family dinners and game nights.
*Located in Santa Barbara, CA, SecureDocs, Inc. includes two highly successful and innovative products – SecureDocs and ContractWorks – that help businesses work quickly, efficiently, and securely.