Employee Spotlight: Robert Jackson

Welcome back! As you might know, we recently launched employee spotlights where we will be showcasing some of our Innowatts employees and the cool things that they do for us. We are still actively hiring for a variety of roles, so be sure to check out our careers page.

In this week’s employee spotlight, we meet Robert Jackson who is a Data Engineer currently working on our gas forecasting product.

Hey Rob! Where are you from and where did you go to school?

I was born in Dallas, Texas and lived there until middle school. From there, my family moved to Florida and then eventually to San Diego.  For college, I went to UC San Diego where I studied economics and computer science.

Where did you work before coming to Innowatts?

I worked for a health care startup for a little while and then moved on to work for WeWork, which is how I ended up in Houston, before coming to Innowatts.

What do you do at Innowatts currently?

In the simplest terms, I write words on a computer that make it do things. But seriously, my real role is a data engineer. I help make sure that our products work. Currently, I am working on our gas forecast, and I write software that allows us to perform analytics and modeling at scale.

What types of problems do you solve at work?

Essentially, I ensure that our machine learning models work for our products and create transformation processes to allow our data analysts to analyze data more effectively. Secondly, I create pipelines that add value internally and to our clients

How has your career grown since being at Innowatts?

I have experienced a lot of growth, certainly. I’ve been able to handle things that I may not have had the seniority to do at other companies. Here I have been able to build more and learn more than I think I could have at any other job.

What do you find most exciting or rewarding about working for Innowatts?

I really like that there is always something exciting to do! I enjoy that something is always happening.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Hmm, let’s see. I like to work out, day trade, cook, run, rock climb, and recently, I have gotten into dancing. I started taking a salsa class. I have also gotten into designing clothes lately.

Rob, where do you find all this time??

Rob: I like to dabble.

What is your favorite food?

Tikka Masala or Chicken Shawarma for sure.

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