People Spotlight – Evan Heidtmann

Evan Heidtmann - Director of Software Engineering

Meet our Director of Software Engineering – Evan Heidtmann

Tell us about your role at Nine Peaks.

My title is Director of Software Engineering. I direct and oversee the software engineering function in developing, releasing, and maintaining our code and the quality of its output.

What’s your career background?

I have been in technology for over 30 years. My career became established when I was a part of a mid-nineties start up called IUMA, the Internet Underground Music Archive. Its claim to fame is being the first free hi-fi music archive on the internet.

How does technology play into your background?

I have always had a technical mindset. I attribute some of that to my father who showed me that anything is fixable. He was the kind of person that would sit down at the table with a broken toaster and a screwdriver, figure out what was wrong with it, and fix it.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Making a difference here at Nine Peaks. I enjoy being able to mentor developers, am an enthusiast of Agile development practices, driven by process improvement and positive outcomes.

What’s one piece of advice you can give our clients?

Keep your files organized with good naming conventions!

People are the foundation of Nine Peaks Solutions! We asked Evan a few fun questions to get to know him a little more.

What do you think is the greatest invention of all time and why?

The scientific method has led to countless innovations in our world. The process of reducing variables and testing the outcomes of our work has allowed us to push innovation further. That process has built our understanding of the world and the things in it that we can affect.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

The Owyhee River in Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho is my latest objective for an adventure motorcycle ride. I hope to get out there soon!