SuCo Spotlight July ’23 – Jeremiah Ware

This month SuCo wants to spotlight our Data Warehouse Manager, Jeremiah Ware. Jeremiah has been with SuCo as a contractor and employee for over five years. Jeremiah has worn several different hats at SuCo, from PHP developer, C# developer, to his current role of managing our Enterprise Data Warehouse Team. Jeremiah was given the task of converting a poorly performing SQL warehouse into a new technology stack and he and his team have done a brilliant job with the conversion! Jeremiah is constantly looking at ways to improve efficiencies and reduce overall tech spend. Jeremiah is a great team player and is always willing to lend anyone a hand! Take a minute to learn a little more about Jeremiah…

How do you keep your tech skills current?

Short Answer – Some people play video games or do hobbies in their free time.  I often focus on programming and continual learning in my free time.

What project are you working on now that you can share?

We spent the last year using multiple paid SaaS tools, such as FiveTran and Cloud DBT, to quickly build out our Enterprise Data Warehouse in Snowflake. Using those services, we were able to trade speed for developer time. Now that the data warehouse is fully operational, we can focus on specific ways to reduce costs, improve performance, gain flexibility and ultimately meet the needs of the company. The team I work with is currently working to replace some of these SaaS tools by building our own internal tools building data models.

What makes you smile here at SuCo?

The people here at SuCo have a “Can Do, Will Do” attitude. We try to never let red tape, bureaucracy, things being too difficult, not enough resources or excuses get in our way of getting stuff done.

If you could watch one movie on repeat, what would it be and why?

There are several movies through the years that I could watch on repeat, but as of late, I’d say that there are two in particular. First is Major Payne – my kids think it’s hilarious, and they have recognized that many of my one-liners and how I interact with my boys when I’m trying to be funny, points back to Major Payne. The second is Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, and in my opinion, is the best in the series. From the original cartoons and the first full length animated movie until now, I have always thought of Optimus Prime as the ultimate good guy, superhero and leader.