Take 5 with Ben Newcomer, Software Engineer

January 16, 2019 2 min read

Interested in life at Ironclad? Get to know our Cladiators through our weekly employee spotlight, Take 5.

Tell us about yourself.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Chemistry at Georgia Tech. I worked in software engineering at Cisco for a year and then as a line cook at acclaimed Hawker Fare for seven months.

Why Ironclad?

I learned about Ironclad through a friend who worked there.  I was drawn to the culture. Everyone is thoughtful, driven, and intelligent which makes for a great supportive work environment.

What’s your favorite win so far?

I love seeing people use Blueprint for the first time. It represents a new paradigm for legal ops professionals and you can see when customers realize how much is possible with this new self-service product.

Who inspires you?

The chefs and cooks I have met. They do more work for less pay than anyone else I know and they know how to have fun while doing it! Also my mother. She works in nonprofit strategy and, to me, represents the value of working to benefit others rather than to benefit yourself.

What career advice do you have for your younger self?

When you are looking at career options and education options, make sure you consider yourself, your interests, and your happiness.

What’s the last book you’ve read?

The Tartine Cookbook (I read my new cookbooks pretty much cover-to-cover). I am also working on “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari.

What’s something that most people would be surprised to know about you?

I love exploring and making all kinds of food. I’ve gotten strange looks when I talk about making paneer, or tamago and sticky rice.

When you’re not at work, you’re where?

In a grocery store or farmer’s market, in my kitchen cooking and prepping, or on my bike riding around the city.

Want to work with Ben? We’re hiring! For more perspectives on life at Ironclad, check out our previous interviews with Lucy Li (Product Lead) and Damon Mino (VP of Sales).

More about Ironclad

Ironclad is the leading digital contracting platform for legal teams. By streamlining contract workflows, from creation and approvals to compliance and insights, Ironclad frees legal to be the strategic advisors they’re meant to be. Ironclad is used by modern General Counsels and their teams at companies like Dropbox, AppDynamics and Fitbit to unlock the power of their contracts data. Ironclad was named one of the 20 Rising Stars as part of the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 list, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world. The company is backed by investors like Accel, Sequoia, Y Combinator and Emergence Capital. To learn more, visit our homepage.

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