About Me

asaHi, I’m Asa.  I’m a husband and father of 4 and I work in Cambridge, MA at Next Jump, a web-scale e-commerce company, as a Senior Systems Engineer and leader on the Automation and Operations pod, one of our DevOps oriented teams.  I am also the captain of Onboarding, the team and process that prepares and grooms our new hires into Next Jumpers. I lead recruiting for my team and I often interview and screen new candidates that are applying to join the company through both on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and in-house hiring events.

Prior to joining Next Jump, I worked near my hometown of Gadsden, AL at a high-tech startup, IBEC, and we were working to bring broadband internet service to the un-served rural areas of the US through an innovative Broadband over PowerLine (BPL) technology. Over 7 years, I grew with the company from infancy throughout the startup cycle until shortly before the company failed. I gained a massive amount of experience in startup growth and learned many lessons the hard way.  I started fresh out of Georgia Tech and quickly had to build up a world-class customer support team to wow our customers. At the same time, I started building a team of network engineers and we setup the infrastructure required to operate and scale our networks, and I built the software that would enable us to track our customers from signup through service activation and beyond.  It was a wild ride!

I have a huge passion for sharing my experience with others and this is why I have started this website.  All that experience serves no one by being kept to myself. I want to share it with you and see you turn my lessons and life learnings into your success!  If you see anything here that interests you, please signup for my updates list to be notified of new updates or send me a note with the form below.  I would love to hear from you!