Paladin People – Samm Schimke
Most Paladin clients will probably never meet or speak to Samm Schimke, but he plays a big role in what they do every day. Samm is one of our company’s development engineers and he’s responsible for building many of the indispensable features in the Paladin software.
Samm is one of Paladin’s veteran developers. He actually started working for the company as an intern while he was attending Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. He was hired as a full-time developer in 2011 after earning his bachelor’s degree in computer science with minors in mathematics and music.
When Samm isn’t coding new Paladin features, he’s tickling a keyboard of a different kind. He’s played piano for over a decade and keeps his talent for classical and contemporary music in tune.
Paladin has changed a lot since Samm joined the company. When he started with the company it was about a dozen people. Now, the company has offices in Bend, Oregon and Mesa, Arizona.
“I’ve seen a lot. That’s for sure. It’s been exciting seeing Paladin grow into a very profitable, successful company,” he says.
Samm has grown a lot, too, according to his supervisor and Paladin’s software architect, Nathan Dolly.
“Samm was our first intern in engineering 11 years ago, and he’s done a great job on projects large and small. He was the lead developer of the internal Paladin Store, which has greatly helped us in our company-wide goal of being more accurate and efficient,” Nathan says. “He also made major improvements to our EDI systems, such as having the Ace EDI run automatically overnight. He is a key member of the engineering team, and we’re very glad to have him working here with us.”