A Day in the Life – Brian
What is your title? Describe what you do.
I’m a Functional Analyst. I provide subject matter expertise for integrated missile defense or digital interoperability for air and missile defense systems. Our team primarily supports the HQ Marine Corps aviation expeditionary enablers branch.
What drew you to CSCI? Why did you choose to work here? How was the switch for you?
The people that work for CSCI are what drew me in; you can’t find the same caliber of an employee at any other company. The transition was seamless for me, mostly because I was ready to try something different and many CSCI employees mentored me throughout the entire process.
What makes CSCI different than your previous workplaces?
The fact that I work with nothing but former Marines. It isn’t a whole lot different than my previous workplace.
What do you like best about working at CSCI?
The best part of working at CSCI is the people that I work around and with. I served with the majority of my team in the Marine Corps and have known them for more than 20 years, which makes it feel more like a family.
What is an example of a success story you have had at CSCI? How did you achieve success on that project or endeavor?
Thus far, my biggest success story (which was extremely humbling) was being named Team Lead for the USMC IAMD Team.
What advice would you give to someone looking to pursue a role like yours? Are there specific character traits or skills/certifications you should possess?
Knowledge is power; hit the books and become a subject matter expert in whatever task that you are assigned.
What’s on your playlist when you’re focusing on a project at work and when you travel?
My playlist is called Outdoors; when I am concentrating on a particular task, I prefer to listen to what nature has to offer. While traveling, I prefer to open up Netflix and watch the numerous docuseries on WWII.
What has helped you stay focused during this pandemic remote work situation? How have you adapted professionally?
I am a task-driven individual; therefore, keeping my plate full of tasks has pretty well carried me through the pandemic.
When things get closer to normal, what is the first thing you want to do that you cannot do right now?
First thing I want to do is spend time with my extended family that I have not seen since all of this craziness started.
How will this unprecedented time change your perspective?
I’ve learned that it’s the little things in life that really matter.