An interview with Bashy Austerlitz – Software Developer at Achieve Behavioral Health
Tell us a little bit about your background and your life.
I am 23 years old, married, with a baby.
Where do you live?
I live in Spring Valley, NY.
What field of technology do you work in?
I am a Software Developer.
What got you interested in technology?
I always wanted to do something intriguing, and technology sounded about right.
Did you attend a college or study program?
No. I took an online course.
In what way has your degree/study helped you in your life?
I have been able to find a high-paying position with flexible hours doing what I love.
Where do you work?
Currently, I work for Achieve Behavioral Health – I run the EMR development.
In the past, I worked for Cavalry Associates as a Lead Software Developer planning, designing, implementing and troubleshooting custom desktop and web applications, as well as delegating to team members and ensuring proper workflow.
I also worked for EGL USA Gemological Labs as a Software Manager updating bugs in the software, implementing custom features and expanding their existing database.
Describe a day in your life.
I meet with the doctors to discuss further development of the system. I deal with tickets, resolving errors, updating, and creating new functionalities.
What challenges did you face when you first entered the tech world?
Everyone was looking for experience.
What advice & tips would you offer for those entering the tech field?
If you love it, go for it. It can be a very satisfying career.