Employee Spotlight : Elias Jackson

Elias Jackson

Associate Software Engineer

Portland, Oregon


Elias Jackson has been with OpenSesame for about a year, but he came up the ranks for two and a half years as an intern; working remotely while still in college. In that time, Elias has seen a major OpenSesame project go from inception to implementation. “Thanks to our open-office environment, I met all of the company’s leadership as an intern. I made it known I was desperate to get my hands on some programming work,” Elias said. “They recruited me to continue interning remotely, working on prototypes for a secret project. That project would become Simon, which is now a significant part of the company.”


Briefly describe your role.

I work on the Simon team, where we are building an innovative platform for online courses localized in dozens of languages. As a full-stack engineer, I implement features in our user interface and our back-end logic. Our team works in an Agile manner to accomplish bite-sized tasks planned out as a group every two weeks. I’ve found it to be a swift and effective method that involves everyone equally.

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