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Feature Friday: John Harden

August 20 2021 by Bethany Goldson

Happy Friday! Here at SnapStream, our people are everything and we like to show them off. This week, we'd like to introduce you to infrastructure wizard, John:

How did you find SnapStream?

SnapStream sort of found me! I had seen a job listing online and it sounded very appealing, but I knew very little about the company. I applied since I was looking for a new opportunity at the time. Not long after that, I was paging through LinkedIn and saw a repost from our company President, Tom Cabanski. Since we had worked together previously, I reached out to him and inquired about the job. He gave me some great insights and the rest is history!

What is your role here?

I am the Infrastructure Manager for IT. I work with Kyle Walton (Platform Engineer) and Daryl Paid (Infrastructure Administrator) to continually deliver and improve our systems and services for our internal and external customers.

How have you grown with SnapStream?

From a technical perspective, I am continually learning about both the product and how we deliver content. My experience in data centers, cloud, virtualization, and service delivery is good but signal is new territory for me. Beyond growing my knowledge of signal, jumping into a new role to position a company is always a learning experience. There is not a solution that is one size fits all or even one size fits most, so growth happens by evaluating the past, present, and future of the company.

What is your favorite thing about SnapStream?

The product is great, but the people are the true key ingredient. The teamwork and collaboration, experience, and desire for success I experience here at SnapStream is inspiring. We're like a team-fed reactor!

What do you like to do when you aren't at SnapStream?

I am always outside whenever possible. Fishing, camping, backpacking, hiking, sightseeing, and spending time with my family is usually where you can find me. I am also an amateur radio geek of sorts as I have talked to people on other continents using ham radio. I've always been a musician and studied saxophone in college. So if I'm not outside, I'm singing a tune to my fellow SnapStreamers on Zoom.

What is SnapStream? There's an unlimited amount of video content out there: 24/7 news channels, breaking news events, sports, talk shows, awards galas, entertainment shows, and so much more.

SnapStream makes a real-time news and media search engine that makes it fast and easy to find the video moments that support our customers telling great stories.

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