Graeme started with the solarcity two years ago as a web developer. During that time Graeme has experienced and built a huge number of web pages and initiatives. These include Sunny the bot, two versions of the website, as well as countless updates. We sit down with Graeme to learn more about what he enjoys about solarcity and why it is such a unique place to work.
Name: Graeme Naisbitt
Position: Web Developer
Started with solarcity: 2017
What made you join solarcity initially?
I know a lot of people around the office will say this, but I really wanted to make a difference. I was offered two jobs on the same day that I chose to join the solarcity team but I knew this would be the most rewarding one.
What does your role entail?
I am one of the web developers here, but my role no longer just encompasses development. We’ve championed the latest technologies and a lot of our tech is now using microservices running on Amazon. I basically make sure we have a great looking site and translate the designs given into working webpages. During my time here I have seen us transition from traditional server based technology which has meant a huge learning curve and a change in role as we also look after the operational side of these services. The marketing team would say most importantly that I make sure the site is available 24/7.
What are the changes that you have seen during your time in the business?
We’ve had a few iterations to the design of the website and technology that we use. In this fast moving start up environment I’ve seen many people come and go, and celebrated their awesome additions to the service that we now offer customers.
What is your favourite feature of the solarZero energy service?
The battery is a great boost to the service. I’m waiting for our house to be suitable…
Best environmental / energy saving tip?
Always buy recyclable coffee capsules!
Something we wouldn’t know about you...
I do a great karaoke, my specialty is Mac the Knife
On the weekend we will find you…
In the kitchen, cooking from the French Cafe cookbooks or any recipe that takes about 100 steps and four hours to cook. Or down in my workshop making guitars or amplifiers.