Arriving from Panama in 1988, I was eager to embark upon the American Dream. I had a driving ambition to join a great company and build a life-long career. Seeking out Publix was natural since I'd always been a satisfied customer, and I decided to apply during a recruiting effort at Florida State University. One week after graduating in 1990, I began working as a programmer trainee. It’s been nearly 19 years since, and an absolute joy.
I've held positions such as programmer analyst, senior programmer analyst, systems analyst/programmer, systems analyst, project leader and, in recent years, a Single Point Owner (SPO) for key initiatives. I've truly enjoyed contributing to the successful implementation of mission-critical applications at Publix.
The best part is the chance to be with the most amazing associates in the world—they always strive for that extra effort. I experience this daily from every part of the company. Associates at my neighborhood Publix know me by name and make my shopping experience a pleasure every time. Recently I approached the seafood department to order a platter, but I was late in ordering—it wouldn't have been received by Christmas Eve. That didn't get in their way. They let me know I’d have my platter even if they needed to drive to other stores.
If you enjoy working with leading-edge technologies, learning a variety of complex applications in a multi-platform environment, and have a big desire to make a difference, Publix is for you, too.