Matt Rozema

Software Consultant & Developer, Grand Rapids

Matt Rozema

The unique synthesis of artistic creativity and rational logic is what drew me into the world software development. This synthesis demands the freedom and imagination to create new designs and algorithms along with a scientific and logical perspective to create effective and highly practical solutions.

Unlike many in my field, I did not grow up assembling computers or writing BASIC programs. My high school offered an introductory C++ class, but I opted to take a Calculus elective instead—mainly because I didn't really know what C++ was at the time. I decided to pursue Civil Engineering at Calvin College, but it wasn't until my first programming class that it became clear that I had chosen the wrong concentration. I ended up graduating from Calvin with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an emphasis in Computer Science.

After college, I worked at Johnson Controls in their Automotive Electronics department as a Software Engineer, designing and developing automotive telematics and infotainment systems. I primarily worked on Mazda programs, and most notably on the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

After a few years in the automotive industry, I decided it was time for a new challenge, and I joined Atomic Object in May 2015. The culture was a perfect match for me, and the ability to work closely with a diverse client base seemed right up my alley. My previous experience working in fast paced and customer driven projects has given me the ability to thrive in a company like Atomic Object, and I am thrilled to be able to work at such a great company.

The Atomic Team