My name is Thomas Owens.
I’m originally from Rome, New York, a small city between Syracuse and Albany. I lived there until I went to school at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and minors in Business Management and Communication, and completed two co-ops and a few summer internships along the way.
After graduation, I moved to New England, first to Nashua, New Hampshire and then making my way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to work as a software engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems in Westford, Massachusetts. There, I was involved in the complete software development life cycle, from requirements engineering through deployment and maintenance. In June 2016, after nearly 5 years at UTC Aerospace Systems, I joined DrugDev in a software engineering role, primarily in design and development on the core infrastructure team, working on a variety of functionality in the platform, such as user management and authentication, search, and document management.
Professionally, I’m very interested in software engineering professionalism, ethics, and software development methods and practices.
Outside of work, I have several hobbies. I’m a runner, and have completed many races, from 5k to half marathon in distance. I’m also a hobbyist photographer, and I tend to enjoy not only taking photos of cityscapes and landscapes, but also processing and editing the photographs. I’m also a casual gamer, enjoying card and board games as well as some PC games. Finally, I’m an avid reader, although I’ve been tending to read more professional development articles and books than non-fiction recently.