Team Member Spotlight: Jamarius Taylor

by | Jul 30, 2019

Jamarius Taylor

Senior Asso­ciate, Plat­form Engi­neer

 

Jamar­ius joined Search Discovery just over two years ago upon grad­u­at­ing from Auburn Univer­sity. He studied Busi­ness Analyt­ics, and has been recog­nized for his passion for plat­form engi­neer­ing. Jamar­ius brings a unique, vehe­ment spirit to the Atlanta office, with his witty jokes, involve­ment in the Data Science Commu­nity, and enthu­si­asm for all things Search Discovery. When he isn’t working he enjoys playing tennis and soft­ball, explor­ing Midtown, ATL with his pup Piper, domi­nat­ing the imag­i­nary worlds of board games, and hanging out with his friends.

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Get to know Jamarius

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Take the squad on a transcon­ti­nen­tal holiday.

What are two random facts about you?

I have played the tuba for over a decade.

Photo of Jamarius playing tuba

I actu­ally direct the Leisure Commi­tee here at Search Discovery.
(an unof­fi­cial employee lead secret society, with three very real goals: fun, relax­ation and friend­ship).

Tell us about something you learned recently?

By using things like Google Cloud Func­tions, Node.js and puppeteer I can setup daily jobs to collect infor­ma­tion I was collect­ing by hand (leaving more time for ping pong).

 

Jamarius reading on the beach

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Defi­nitely some type of seafood dish like a Lowcoun­try boil or maybe even some surf and turf action.

Where is a place you’d love to travel someday?

London during Wimble­don would be cool.

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?

2014 BCS National Cham­pi­onship.  I got to go to Pasadena and see the game in the Rose Bowl stadium, went to Disney Land.  The best part is it was all free because I was in the band. The only thing that could have made it better is if Auburn had won.

What three traits define you?

Witty, Ener­getic, Nice or Sarcas­tic (depends).

What is an important or cool trend you see in our industry today?

The need for privacy is really being taken seri­ously with GDPR and soon the CCPA.  It makes the job a bit harder, but I also like that these things are here.

What 3 words would you use to describe Search Discovery?

Bril­liant • Fun • Helpful.

Jamarius sailing in Lisbon

Our purpose is to help people thrive. Describe a transformation you’ve experienced in your time at Search Discovery.

Since start­ing at SDI I have gone from a college kid just trying to play a role here to being confi­dent enough to take chances and attempt devel­op­ing new processes and tech­nol­ogy.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Search Discovery?

The people are truly the best.  If I need help whether it be tech­ni­cally or just someone to bounce ideas off of, there is always someone around willing to give their time.

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