Meet Nick Jocius, Front-End Developer at FMTC!
How long have you worked at FMTC and what is your current role?
I have been with FMTC working as a Front-End Developer for just over one year.
What do you like most about your job?
First and foremost, I couldn’t ask for a better team. They are an amazing group of very talented people, each with a unique skill set that complements the next. FMTC has developed a truly cohesive unit of like-minded individuals through a culture of communication, innovation, and love for the work we do.
What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?
When I started my career as a software developer, I had the idea that I needed to know it all to be successful. It became clear that, in order to thrive, all that is needed are the ability and willingness to learn and adapt, a solid foundation, and to remember to stay humble and ask questions.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my wife and three children. I also enjoy weight lifting, boxing, landscaping, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.
What is a fun fact about you many people may not know?
When I was younger, I earned my Audio Engineering certification and worked as a local music producer. I also worked as a Personal Trainer and trained to compete in men’s physique competitions.
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My favorite place in the world would have to be outside Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. There is nothing like being in the Smoky Mountains in the spring.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
Less a mantra or motto and more of a philosophy, but I always tell my kids we can only truly grow through experience. Through experience we gain perspective, through perspective we gain understanding, and with understanding we gain wisdom.
What is one thing you can’t live without?
My family. They keep me grounded and humble. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Having children taught me to live for something bigger than myself and helped me push myself further than I thought possible.
Where is your hometown?
I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. It has been wild watching my city grow from a population of under 500,000 to the booming metropolis it is today with over 2.2 million people. This city has everything I could want and I plan on never leaving.