Core10 started in Huntington, West Virginia in 2016. People often ask us, why Huntington? And we ask, why not Huntington?
For one, Huntington has a strong computer science program at Marshall University, and proximity to West Virginia University and Mountwest Community and Technical College. What we have also found is that West Virginians are known for their ingenuity and work ethic. One of our team members, Mitch Miller, certainly possesses these traits of which we love about West Virginians.
Mitch Miller, a Senior Software Engineer, has deep roots in West Virginia and calls himself “a proud Appalachian”. Seeing an opportunity to work in software development while also staying close to his roots, is what drove Mitch to Core10. And we could not be any happier that it did!
“Mitch has been a major addition to Core10. He has taken on the responsibility of leading a critical project and has continued to deliver high-quality work while balancing team lead responsibilities. He has a ‘success comes in cans’ attitude and is always willing to do what it takes to meet client needs”.
- Joel Legg, Engineering Manager
Mitch’s story is powerful as it demonstrates that the people of West Virginia are as capable and resourceful as anywhere else, and when we harness their power, we can do incredible things. We have been thrilled to learn more about Mitch, and we know you will be too. Continue reading to learn about this extraordinary member of our team.
How did you hear about Core10?
I saw a post about the company and their concept of Hereshore hiring on LinkedIn
Why did you choose to work at Core10?
I chose Core10 because I was eager to be a part of a company that had the vision to see the opportunity to grow the economy and job market in my home area of Huntington, WV. I have worked as a software engineer for many years and was excited to discover Core10 and the opportunities available without having to move to the “big city”. My family has been in West Virginia and the surrounding area for many generations, one of my grandfather’s retired from what was the BASF corporation in Huntington where he began working as a young man and the other was a coal miner in Logan County. As a proud Appalachian and native of West Virginia, Core10’s Hereshore initiative and commitment to the local community was something I wanted to be a part of.
What did you do before joining the team?
For almost ten years prior to joining Core10 I was a software engineer for IDEA Consulting Group where I worked on a healthcare budgeting solution application, helping the company expand the capabilities of the software and eventually lead the expansion of the application to a web-based solution. Used by the finance departments of hospitals across the country our application allowed them to easily handle their budgeting needs. We provided a powerful budgeting system as well as a complete financial analysis and monitoring solution. Over one hundred hospitals used this product to develop effective and accurate budgets in significantly less time.
Where did you go to school?
I graduated from Penn State.
What did you study?
What got you interested in a career in software development?
While in high school I was introduced to coding in the C programming language for game development and immediately knew it was something I would enjoy a career in.
What is your favorite project you have worked on at Core10?
I am currently the lead engineer on the Core Connect project and coming in with a background in the healthcare industry it has been exciting to tackle something new and to learn how the Fintech industry operates.
Tell us about your life outside of Core10… Family life? Pets? Hobbies?
I am married and have two boys, one 24 and the other 12. They provide me with a lot of laughs and a strong drive to succeed. We have a family dog named Charlie that we were lucky enough to get from a rescue shelter.
What is something other people find most surprising to learn about you?
My wife and I met in an old-school game online over 20 years ago. I guess you could say that the internet has played a key part in both my personal and professional life.
What is your favorite thing about Huntington?
Huntington is an often-overlooked city that has great things to see and do without having to deal with the hassles of a more metropolitan area. Those of us lucky enough to be from the area take a great deal of pride in being West Virginia natives.
Why did you choose to stay there?
After spending time living in both Pennsylvania and Virginia, I had the drive to bring my family back to my home area. The ability to work in this career and not be tied to a specific area is one of the greatest benefits I have found and why I recommend my chosen career path to my younger relatives.
Anything else you’d like to share???
I enjoy music from all different genres, one of my favorite concerts was getting to see Bob Dylan perform at the Clay Center in Charleston W.V.