Javier Navarro

Lead Software Developer

Why did you join Summit Healthcare?
I joined because Summit Healthcare wanted to build a new interface engine, and I saw this an interesting opportunity to apply my previous integration knowledge into a fresh product.
Tell us about your career and what you were doing before Summit Healthcare.
I was working at Picis. I started there in 1999 as a developer and I got promoted to Manager of Development, leading a team of up to 10 developers. During my time at Picis, I developed their interface engine, drivers for connectivity to medical devices and modules for their clinical applications used in the ICU and the OR.
What problems do you consistently solve for your clients and/or team?
I am an expert in Summit Exchange. So, I typically solve problems related to integration.
How would you describe the Software Development team at Summit Healthcare?
Although it is a small team, I like the fact that we keep developing new products and we try to be up to date with technology.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to escape to the mountains, skiing and spend time with my family.
What is your favorite thing about working at Summit Healthcare?
My favorite thing about Summit Healthcare is the culture. A lot of the activities promoted by the company (such as the Summer Outing) help to build a team spirit and make the cooperation between employees and departments much better than in other companies.
Are you currently working on anything exciting that you can share?
I am currently working on the integration between Summit Exchange and SST. Automation is new for me. So, it is a good opportunity for learning new things.
What is a typical day like for you at Summit Healthcare?
I start when most of my colleagues are still sleeping. This gives me time to check email, slack and any pending tasks from the previous day. The Development tasks are organized in a board. So to continue my day, I take my tasks from there and follow up with my Manager in case I have questions about priorities. After my lunch, I have a daily meeting with the R&D team to put all our work in common; and I continue working on the development tasks. These tasks are from time to time interrupted with questions from Support. When a question arises, I try to answer quickly and be available for troubleshooting the issue.