Meet an Apprentice: Javier Aguilar

Javier Aguilar, Software Development Apprentice

Where I'm From

My favorite thing about software development: it blends my passions for creativity and computer science in a way that makes my career more fulfilling than I ever thought possible. Before I completed Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship (along with a back-end development-focused bootcamp), I thought the two lived separately. It’s why I earned a degree in photography, then worked in tech support and JIRA administration. 

But the more I served as the guy who simply identified a problem, the more I wanted to fix the bugs found in a system — or create a better model altogether. That brought me back to the classroom (and then onto the dev floor), where my world exploded with possibility. Now I can blend art mediums while mixing languages and frameworks to create cohesive, creative projects.

How I Can Help

In tech support, I served as the liaison between developer and user. So I not only broke down issues a user faced, but also translated complicated tech language to everyday people. Those problem-solving and client-facing skills — paired with my technical prowess — make me a well-rounded full stack developer who tackles projects from a 360 perspective.

It also makes me ideal for quality assurance roles — I’m a stickler for making sure work is done well to exceed expectations. And if something breaks (hey, we’re human), I’m adept at refactoring code so it doesn’t keep happening. These traits all culminate in an end-product my clients are proud of: efficient, effective, and engaging. 

Skills in My Back Pocket

  • Building Web Applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
  • SCSS/SASS
  • Web Application Security
  • Web Accessibility
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript
  • Git + Managing Source Code
  • MySQL 
  • Node.js + Express
  • JIRA + Agile Methodologies 

Follow in My Footsteps 

Techtonic's Software Development Apprenticeship Program was exactly what I needed to help transition my career and change my life. If you want to do the same, here's everything you need to know about becoming an Apprentice — and the low-down on how to apply

Contact Us!

If you're interested in learning more about Techtonic please Contact Us today! Techtonic is the premier partner for developing onshore, commercial-grade software. We've also developed a unique method to simultaneously close the talent gap that exists within technology, by tapping into a new and highly diverse workforce. Our model is pioneering the way clients develop and hire top talent, and we'd love to work with you!