From Database Developer to Solutions Architect – John Fuller’s Story with Ironclad

When you work for large organizations, it can be hard to see the impact you make on a day to day basis. Which is why John Fuller loves working for Ironclad even after 9 years. As a Solutions Architect, John gets to work with our customers to help them figure out and deliver solutions to their problems through web applications. He works closely with them to identify their issues, find out what types of answers they have in mind, help them explore even more possibilities, and then create applications to help them achieve what they envisioned.

John’s success stems from his ability to integrate with various teams at Ironclad. With fellow programmer, Marlon Guinto, the two work closely to formulate and execute the solutions. John’s ability to understand business processes combined with his deep technical expertise helps our Navy customers automate operations, save millions of dollars, and make critical decisions using data. “When we see our applications provide a lot of value, and make our customer’s business processes and jobs easier, that’s when we are most fulfilled.”

So how does one go from database programmer to driving revenue at Ironclad? “Make sure you’re aware of all the nice benefits Ironclad has to offer. Ironclad is really good about providing opportunities to grow your skillset but you have to be proactive. Also, always be on the lookout for adjacent opportunities when working with customers, there are usually multiple pain points right around the corner that we can help solve.”

In addition to professional growth, John appreciates the ability to work with some of the latest technology as a developer. As Ironclad continues to grow and make investments, we’re working on developing Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence solutions. Being on the ground floor and seeing the changes happening since responding to a Craigslist ad 9 years ago is exciting to John. Even more so because “with the growth, there’s still that mom and pop feel and the flat organizational structure. I’ve heard from others who work for bigger government contracting companies and they’re not even in the same league in regards to culture and the ability to influence through your ideas and work. I haven’t had any inclination or thought of going anywhere else because based on my experience, it’s a great place to work.”

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