Ross rocks. We worked together very closely at Who’s Calling on the new VoiceXML IVR system. He can both rapid prototype from a caffeine-fueled half-baked architectural vision on a whiteboard when time is tight or produce detailed architectural specifications, project schedules and other documentation when it’s time to formalize the SDLC. He can both lead or follow and doesn’t bitch about either. If I ever found another company, Ross will be one of the first people I call.
Ross is an excellent software engineer. His work is thorough and meticulous – both in terms of design and implementation. He is self-managing with a strong sense of ownership, focused yet easy-going by nature and, therefore, a joy to manage. Ross has a natural curiosity to seek out new and improved solutions to technical problems, making him a real asset to any software development endeavor.
It’s tough to decide which aspect of Ross’ work I want to recommend more highly — technical or personal. On the technical side, he showed both a high level of competency and a dedication to succesful completion while working on Who’s Calling’s Telephony team. On the personal side, he’s one of the most well-liked people I know, and a pleasure to work with. Having Ross on your team is good news.