This summer, Arsalan Haider ’18 and Craig “CJ” Tattan ’19 are working on their software development skills as they intern for Sea Street Technologies, a cloud technology company based in Boston, Mass.
Sea Street Technologies was founded in 2012 with the goal of developing and bringing to market a next generation model-based operating system for cloud. The system developed, “StratOS,” is an automation system that manages both applications and infrastructure based on policy, and that continuously creates, updates and programs system architectures to meet the needs of the applications and the policies.
A typical day for Haider consists of working on various design initiatives to be implemented into the StratOS platform. The majority of his work is to improve the platform’s user interface and carry out various visual upgrades. For Tattan, a typical day consists of testing the Sea Street system for defects and writing test scripts to ensure the platform is performing up to standards.
Haider was introduced to Sea Street through Dominique DeRubeis ’18, who serviced as a technical writing intern there in the summer of 2016.
“Sea Street has given me the freedom to realize how to discipline myself and strengthen my technical ability,” Haider says. “I’ve developed a greater personal sense and become more confident as a problem solver. I now have a greater appreciation for the kind of effort that is required to be a successful developer.”
Haider is a computer science major with a double minor in economics and religion. He is active in the Caribbean Student Association, Concert Advisory Committee and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Tattan is also a computer science major and is minoring in entrepreneurial studies. Tattan applied to Sea Street Technologies to expand his knowledge about software development and learn more about the type of programming he would like to pursue.
“During my brief time at Sea Street Technologies, I have learned that software development is a collaborative effort with an emphasis on team building,” Tattan says. “My liberal arts background has given me the tools to communicate and work effectively in this type of environment.”
This internship has been funded by Langdon Cook L.H.D.’12, P’99, P’05, an investor in Sea Street Technologies, for five years.