- July 6, 2023
- Posted by: Jackie Roskos
- Category: Blog
J3 Consulting is thrilled to welcome Mathieu (Matt) Mazarin to the team as a Senior AQA Analyst.
“Matt is a true problem solver and innovator, with a passion for tackling complex technical issues head-on and finding elegant solutions,” noted Simar Johar, J3 Chief Technology Officer. “With Matt joining J3, the team gains an exceptional leader. His experience in providing last-tier support, boosting web development productivity, and developing groundbreaking prototypes speaks volumes about his expertise and versatility.”
In just his first 60 days with J3, Mazarin has made significant strides in his new role, working closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and leveraging his expertise in software defect management. Having previously worked at another contracting company within the USDA, Mazarin’s prior experience and familiarity with the agency’s processes have been invaluable.
One of his early accomplishments at J3 has involved developing the SETA Agile cross-train defect management dashboard. SETA’s dashboard specifically focuses on monitoring defects across the different agile trains within the organization.
Additionally, Mazarin is evaluating an opportunity for improvement between across different management platforms and how they interact, like the service desk and software program management. He has been instrumental in coordinating and enhancing the workflow between these two systems, particularly regarding defect management and data requests.
“Throughout his initial period at J3, Matt’s attention to detail has led to the discovery of previously unknown issues within the agile trains” Johar noted. “By addressing these issues, he has contributed to the improvement of operations and maintenance support for USDA’s business functions.”
Furthermore, Mazarin has been actively involved in training on the basic defect management workflow, ensuring that team members are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills. Highlighting his initiative and leadership, he recently conceived and initiated a Defect Managers Community of Practice, scheduled for its first meeting this month. This community aims to facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing among defect managers, fostering continuous improvement and best practices within the organization. The initiative has already gained recognition and approval from USDA leadership, underlining its significance as a J3 SETA (Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance) initiative.
“In his first 60 days with J3 Consulting, Matt has made remarkable contributions to defect management, workflow coordination, analytics, training, and community building,” noted Johar. “His dedication to improving processes and his proactive approach in identifying and addressing issues have demonstrated his value as a key asset to both J3 Consulting and the USDA.”
Let’s dive into Mazarin’s background and highlight some of his remarkable achievements that make him such a valuable addition to the J3 Consulting team.
- A proven track record of providing last-tier support for critical systems, including stepping up as a team lead during absences, demonstrating his ability to provide center-level direction.
- Significant contributions to web development productivity, including achieving a remarkable 75% productivity boost in creating and maintaining web pages, leveraging his skills with a custom CMS.
- Developing the Rapid ELISA Mobile Analysis (REMA), a full-stack prototype for rapid disease diagnosis. This project utilized cutting-edge technologies such as early Android builds, AWS, and Google Cloud services. His work was so impressive that he had the opportunity to present REMA at a Division Seminar, showcasing his ability to communicate complex technical concepts effectively.
What is Mazarin’s favorite aspect of his new role at J3?
“The ability to make a difference across NRCS and to help the entire mission…,” he expressed. “You can actually know the work you do is helping feed people and helping farmers, ranchers, and landowners implement conservation practices on their land.”
This deep sense of purpose and the opportunity to contribute to the greater good resonates strongly with Mazarin. It highlights his dedication to making a positive impact and aligning his work with meaningful outcomes. By joining J3 Consulting, he not only brings his technical expertise but also his genuine commitment to serving the NRCS and its mission.
Mazarin already feels right at home at J3.
“J3 provides enough flexibility and autonomy, and they show gratitude for work well done. There’s a good humanistic perspective to J3. They are good people with integrity,” he shared, expressing his appreciation for the company’s culture.
Reflecting on the advantages of joining J3 Consulting, Mazarin added, “Because of how small it is, J3 can provide a good group atmosphere. I think everyone is invested in doing the best job they can. That definitely helps the morale, and it’s one of those things that is contagious.”
J3 Consulting is thrilled to welcome Mazarin to the team and looks forward to the valuable contributions he will undoubtedly make. With his passion for solving complex technical issues, commitment to innovation, and appreciation for J3’s culture, Mazarin is poised to thrive in his new role.