New Hire: Welcome Pablo as our Senior Backend Engineer

Nate Hamet
January 26, 2024

We are excited to welcome Pablo as our Senior Backend Engineer! From the cloud to space, Pablo provides us a diverse set of software and domain expertise and brings us another guitarist to the team!

Q: Can you share with us a bit about your career path?

Throughout my career I have been drawn to development of cutting edge technologies. I interned at Tesla while I was an engineering student at Purdue University. At Tesla, I had worked on projects related to technical program management and controls engineering for the Model S/3/X lines. After university, I worked at SpaceX where I contributed towards integration & testing of systems used on the Crew Dragon program as well and also contributed to the government satellite project.  I later joined AWS where I focused on the adoption of cloud systems into the aerospace and satellite industry. Along the way I’ve learned about various emerging technologies, software engineering, and their applications within industry!

Q: I'm curious to know what sparked your interest in space?

Space and technology have always been a big interest of mine! I remember meeting my first astronaut when I was 8 years old at Space Day at a local university. His name was Col. Loren J. Shriver and he spoke about the construction of the ISS and Space Shuttle. I also remember growing up looking into the Mars rover missions in the early 2000’s and being very fascinated by this. I would say the combination of these things sparked my interest in space.

Q: Moving on to your current position at Quindar, what aspect of it excites you the most?

I am very excited about contributing to the development of what I think will become the world’s most extensively utilized mission planning and control software. I envision the platform gaining widespread adoption across diverse customers in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, I look forward to playing a role in the expansion of the company’s teams and overall business growth.

Q: As someone with experience within the aerospace industry, what do you hope to see evolve?

I definitely would love to see satellites technology continue to evolve. I think we will reach a point where the iterative improvements and large fleets of satellites will make the use and applications of these technologies more widely available and expand use cases of the technologies . I envision that these advancements can be used to improve geospatial analysis, mission planning, space exploration, and more within my lifetime.

Q: Looking back on your journey so far, what advice would you give to your younger self?

I would advise my younger self not to fear taking on projects that demand more knowledge than I possessed at the time. I would emphasize the importance of having confidence in my ability to swiftly adapt and learn from challenges. Embracing opportunities that push boundaries can lead to significant personal and professional growth.

Q: What brings you joy and happiness in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy staying active, whether it’s hitting the gym or going on hikes in the mountains. I believe it’s essential to incorporate these activities into my daily routine. Additionally, I have a deep appreciation for music, whether it’s playing the guitar or attending concerts of my favorite artists.

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