Our People

OUR STRENGTH IS OUR PEOPLE

Xpanxion's core strength is our people. Because employee retention is an important part of our vision, we hire the best and focus on retaining them. Great work culture, perfect work-life balance, excellent growth opportunities, and value-added training programs have led to strong employee retention. We appreciate and reward strong efforts, and provide ample growth opportunities to deserving candidates.

Jon S. QA Analyst, Ames - Iowa

What role do you perform at Xpanxion, and why do you enjoy it?

I am a Manual QA Analyst as well as an Office Manager here in the Ames office. I enjoy my roles here at Xpanxion because I am given the chance to grow in different areas, be it by learning new testing techniques or learning how to better manage a team.

How has working at Xpanxion changed your view of globally distributed teams?

In past experiences with global distributed teams there was always a problem with things getting communicated clearly across all sites, with Xpanxion it is nice to have monthly and quarterly meetings to let everyone aware of what is going on and where we are headed as a team.

What is your favorite piece of technology?

My favorite piece of technology would be my phone, because I can track bike rides instantly, listen to music, get directions, play games, and track sporting events all on something that fits in my pocket.

What role do you perform at Xpanxion, and why do you enjoy it?

I am a Manual QA Analyst as well as an Office Manager here in the Ames office. I enjoy my roles here at Xpanxion because I am given the chance to grow in different areas, be it by learning new testing techniques or learning how to better manage a team.

How has working at Xpanxion changed your view of globally distributed teams?

In past experiences with global distributed teams there was always a problem with things getting communicated clearly across all sites, with Xpanxion it is nice to have monthly and quarterly meetings to let everyone aware of what is going on and where we are headed as a team.

What is your favorite piece of technology?

My favorite piece of technology would be my phone, because I can track bike rides instantly, listen to music, get directions, play games, and track sporting events all on something that fits in my pocket.

In your opinion, what is the most valuable thing Xpanxion provides to its clients?

The most valuable service we provide, in my opinion, is the satisfaction of having a focused team of people delivering a quality product.

What is most rewarding about working at Xpanxion?

Again, the interactions with the people here are very rewarding, but I think what is most rewarding is that I’m part of a team that is making a difference to our client, helping to boost the value and efficiency of the product we test.

What is your favorite thing about living in Iowa?

It’s hard to pick one thing. In Iowa, I live close to my family and friends, there are lots of good places to eat and drink, the cost of living is reasonable, there are places to see concerts, attend sporting events, and there are lots of places for outdoor activities like disc golf and fishing. I love attending the Iowa State Fair and participating in the Iowa caucuses. It’s also fun to sample Iowa wines from the increasing number of vineyards across the state.

If you could meet any one person, who would it be? Why?

Martyn Lloyd Jones. Martyn Lloyd Jones was a brilliant theologian and teacher. I would have liked to of had some conversations with him.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Why?

Hang out with my family. I have a beautiful wife and two sons ages 1 month and 2.5 years.

What is your favorite piece of technology? Why?

The fork. Not all technology has to be advanced to be enjoyed and recognized.

Where did you graduate from college?

Collins College

If you were a type of food or drink, what type of food or drink would you be? Why?

Mountain Dew. I try to bring a refreshing vigor to each day of work and a style of leadership that is smooth and consistent.

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Optimistic, forward-thinking, aggressive, humorous, philosopher

If you could meet any one person, who would it be? Why?

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, as he is cool headed, enormously talented, multi skilled and a great leader.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Why?

Spending time with my family as their company gives me immense mental peace and satisfaction.

What is your favorite piece of technology? Why?

I love every aspect of technology, however smart phones and iPad are at the top of the list, since they are small devices with big features.

Where did you graduate from college?

LNCT Bhopal, Barkatullah University Bhopal, MP, India

If you were a type of food or drink, what type of food or drink would you be? Why?

Hmm, tough question, I would say its a Banana, because its sweet, soft, tastes good and most importantly, is a healthy fruit.

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Disciplined, Committed, Caring, Self-Motivated and Calm.

What is it that you love about Xpanxion?

Xpanxion provides a very healthy work environment which makes it the coolest place to work. The ability of this company to listen to each employee open-heartedly makes it pretty unique in IT. I have been with this organization since the last decade and I still maintain the same level of freshness today as I had the day I joined, thanks to the highly conducive environment this place offers.

If you could meet any one person, who would it be? Why?

James ***** …….James Bond…Ahhhh No… “James Gosling”, father of Java.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Why?

Party - hang out with friends and family, watching movies, listening music.

What is your favorite piece of technology? Why?

All iProducts. It’s unbelievably cool.

Where did you graduate from college?

BNCOE, Pusad. It was a 4 years picnic.

If you were a type of food or drink, what type of food or drink would you be? Why?

Red Bull – full of energy, get high without C2H5OH.

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Optimistic, versatile, liberal, proactive and ingenious.

What is it that you love about Xpanxion?

Culture, Openness, Approachability, Excellence and XITE.

If you could meet any one person, who would it be? Why?

Steve Jobs. Great visionary, brilliant and fearless."A real genius"I'd have liked to learn something from him.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Why?

Hang out with friends and love to ride my bike "Royal Enfield: The Legend Rides On"

What is your favorite piece of technology? Why?

Internet is probably the technology that has the most impact on my daily life. We can do anything there, from research to connecting with friends & new people. Internet has made our life much easy to handle so many difficult tasks & it's also a good source of entertainment.

Where did you graduate from college?

University of Pune - India

If you were a type of food or drink, what type of food or drink would you be? Why?

A Birthday cake - I'd want to be sweet, and the center of happy celebration, and the part of the fun. It would give a feeling of my childhood days. OR I'd want to be a Potato. They are amazing and can used in many ways.

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Freindly, Adventurous, Caring, Outgoing, honest.

What is it that you love about Xpanxion?

Great work culture, amazing events and awesome colleagues

If you could meet any one person, who would it be? Why?

Brian Charles Lara, for his determination, self belief and his ability to take his team along with his performances. Yes I would like to play cricket with him and learn few tricks in batting.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work? Why?

Spend quality time with my family or Play cricket/Table tennis/Badminton with friends. It relaxes me and gives me a lot of happiness.

What is your favorite piece of technology? Why?

Nanotechnology, it’s the one technology which I feel, could be used in most industries in coming future, especially in electronics sector. It’s simple to understand, smaller in size but very effective. I started my liking in this technology after I read an article "Defibrillator using Nano robots" from IEEE.

Where did you graduate from college?

UG: Jaya Engg college - Anna University, Chennai & PG: BITS pilani, Rajasthan.

If you were a type of food or drink, what type of food or drink would you be? Why?

Water - natural, plain, a good solvent and more importantly the most essential for one's living.

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Optimistic, Motivated, Quick Learner, Honest and perseverant.

What is it that you love about Xpanxion?

Xpanxion recognizes people for their work and provide opportunities to fulfill their aspirations.