Meet Erica Burgess, Software Engineer
at Tyler Technologies
Where and What did you study in college?
Computer Science at the University of Southern Maine
What is your current job?
Software Engineer at Tyler Technologies
What do you love most about your job?
- Seeing my work improve something; how much better, faster or convenient a job becomes after I help automate a part of it.
- Usually you need to learn a lot about someone’s job before you can write software for it, so it broadens my view of other careers.
- It’s satisfying when a “light bulb” goes off after spending a long time frustrated on a problem. Never getting into a rut or bored when you get to learn something everyday. Many times you teach yourself and you get good at it, even in things that have nothing to do with coding.
- I love seeing an end project that didn’t exist before – there’s definitely a creative aspect and pride in the work.
Why have you chosen to stay in Maine to live and work?
I like the clean air and proximity to the White Mountains. I’m glad I could find work here so I wouldn’t have to move.