Humans of Appareo | Meet Peter

Meet Peter, Embedded Software Design Engineer at Appareo. 

Who’s in the picture?

The Appareo soccer team.

Describe your job in 25 words or less.

I design and write application software for bare-metal and embedded Linux products like the PM4 or the Gateway Product Line.

What has surprised you most about working at Appareo?

The overwhelming amount of support that I receive from my coworkers. I can say for certain that I would not have been successful here at Appareo without a lot of help along the way. No matter what I’m working on, there’s always someone who is more than willing to help me through a tough spot. It’s this very combination of responsibility and support that makes Appareo a place where I learn something new every day.

What do you most like to do to unwind?

My favorite way to unwind is by spending time with close friends. I also enjoy good books, good music, and working on my car if it’s warm enough.

Any favorite line from a movie?

A line that always comes to mind is Gandalf’s “You shall not pass!” from The Lord of the Rings. One of my favorite teachers in high school had a shirt with that quote on it and he would wear it every day during finals week.

What drives you to achieve great results in your work?

I strive to do all of my work with excellence. I want the products I work with to be something that our customers can depend on. I want to ensure that I am a good investment for Appareo. I’m also a firm believer that success is often only limited by the amount of time that you are willing to put in.