Todd’s Work is Behind the Scenes, but Right Up Front for Paladin Users
It’s safe to say that nearly all Paladin clients will never meet or even talk on the phone with Todd Martin. But it’s his work that helps make Paladin software so functional and user-friendly for them. Todd is one of the company’s many talented software engineers who has crammed a lot of education and work experience into his 29 years.
Todd was an Army kid raised mostly in North Carolina as his family moved frequently following his dad’s assignments. After high school, Todd spent five years in the U.S. Navy, much of it on the USS Makin Island, a Wasp-class assault ship, where he was an aviation boatswain’s mate who focused on fuels.
After his discharge, Todd settled in Bend with his wife, Erika, son, Chandler, and daughter, Mila. He earned a degree from Arizona State University’s computer science program, joined Paladin in 2022, and dove headfirst into his work.
Todd has focused on enhancing the functionality of the radio frequency (RF) terminals Paladin utilizes to remotely scan product barcodes which makes inventory and checking prices fast and easy. Todd worked with Squad 1 members Jesse McCloskey and Chris Hazeltine to test his coding work. As with any new feature, integration, or product, it goes out to be Alpha tested by select Paladin clients before being rolled out to everyone.
Todd has also been intimately involved in Paladin’s next generation mobile application. His work on Microsoft’s .NET Multi-platform App user interface (.NET MAUI) allows developers to create applications that can run on Android, Windows, iOS and macOS from a single shared code-base. It will make Paladin Mobile more efficient, effective and flexible.
“It’s much more user-friendly and the code-base we work with we can use to enhance portions of Paladin,” Todd explains, adding that it will also make the mobile product able to process payments easier and faster.
Like his work at Paladin, Todd’s family is growing and expanding its horizons. Erika is set to graduate from nursing school while Chandler and Mila will both soon be starting elementary school.
“I like it a lot,” he says of his work and life in Central Oregon. “I’m doing a lot of interesting work. It’s good.”