Jamil is a full-stack web developer who has earned four Pega certifications since 2019.
UNC - Chapel Hill
To become a Pega CLSA
Let’s start off by learning a bit more about your life prior to Pega. Where are you from originally and what is your educational background?
I was born and raised in Fayetteville, NC. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in English. I also graduated from the Coding Boot Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a certification in Full Stack Web Development.
What motivated you to learn how to use Pega?
I wanted to learn a new framework to expand my skills as a web developer. I am always interested in new languages, frameworks, libraries, and technologies. I was intrigued by the low code/no-code, model-driven aspects of Pega’s Platform.
"Learning Pega has opened up doors for more opportunities with some of the most successful businesses and companies across the country."
How has Pega shaped or impacted your career?
Learning Pega has opened up doors for more opportunities with some of the most successful businesses and companies across the country. Leveraging Pega’s platform to build applications has proven to be a way to build applications quicker and with more efficiency. I now have earned four Pega certifications (PCSA, PCSSA, PCDC, and CPBA) so far in my career.
How is Pega changing the organization where you work?
More companies are switching from their legacy systems to Pega. It is exciting to work for a company that has recognized this trend of low-code/no-code and is preparing us for the world of tomorrow in terms of the technologies that will be in high demand.
What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega developer?
I highly recommend learning Pega. There is a wealth of information that you can learn and an abundance of opportunities in Pega where you can embark upon a new career path. Judging by the companies I have interacted with, Pega is the wave of the future.