Employee Spotlight: Xavier Seymour

Backend Software Developer

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Tell us about a day in the life of a Backend Software Developer at HRS.

A day in the life of a Backend Software Developer at HRS involves quite a range of tasks: Anything from replying to messages from family and friends about resolving their latest technical issue (occupational hazard), to focusing on building highly efficient, maintainable, and scalable code for a feature request that will ultimately move the product forward or perhaps fix­ing bugs to improve product stability or efficiency. You might also find me helping with management just prior to a release, getting tickets assigned and collaborating with Product and QA to ensure timely completion. One area each member of the Backend team prides themselves on is helping one another, and so it is not uncommon to find us in internal meetings whose focus includes but is not limited to bouncing ideas around, coding standards, or relaying any knowledge that would improve levels of knowledge of the product or coding in general.

What is your favorite thing about working at HRS?

The people! Interpersonal relations within the team is outstanding, as everyone understands the importance of team moral as well as maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Everyone helps out as much as possible, and strives to push each other forward both for the products sake, as well as for everyones own personal growth over time.

What's your favorite HRS memory?

The New Office Party! It’s always great hanging out after hours with the team, and an evening designed around breaking in our new office whose main attraction featured a cornhole tournament will be hard to beat. I look forward to more of such events in the future!

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What can we find you doing outside of HRS?

While the weather is nice, you can usually find me exploring scenic NYC paths on one of my two electric skateboards, grabbing food at new locations along the way, and settling down along the Hudson or in Central Park to eat. During the colder seasons, I like to hike with friends, or carve down mountains on my snowboard.

What's the heartbeat of HRS?

The passion everyone has to really make a difference in the lives of clinicians and patients, in combination with a culture that serves to bolster and empower one another results in a powerful unified heartbeat.

What's a fun fact about you?

I have been growing my hair since I was 11 years old!

What're you streaming right now?

I often find myself rewatching episodes of New Girl on Netflix these days, but I’ve recently started watching Mediterranean Life on Hulu and have been growing increasingly jealous of the affordable yet astoundingly beautiful locations on offer overseas.

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If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Without a doubt teleportation! The idea of being anywhere in the world at a moments notice is more than appealing!

Where is the best place you’ve ever traveled to? 

My favorite travel destination definitely has to be Jamaica! A lot of my family lives there, and so each visit is jam (no pun intended) packed with delicious food, beautiful locations, and fond memories.

What's your secret talent?

I started playing guitar freshman year of college, and have gotten quite good!