Ray Lee is an Application Engineer and Technical Architect with over 20 years of experience. He serves as leader for a development team where he is responsible for software design process, requirements gathering and definition, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of multi-tiered applications.

What keeps you coming to work here at ESA every day?
The people I work with and the type of work I get to do in the space that we’re in.

What is your hidden or special talent(s)?
I am a cutthroat defensive Scrabble player.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you are out of the office?
Playing tennis, walking my dog, and spending time with my family.

Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.
I’ve played volleyball since 6th grade and played competitively for 25 years.

If you had one free hour each day, how would you use it?
Play tennis or do something athletic.

What is the greatest bit of advice a parent or mentor has given you?
Don’t be afraid to ask to do something or to get something; the worst thing that can happen is that they will say no which is where you would have been if you never asked, but now you have the possibility of having your ask granted.

What are three skills that you bring to the ESA team? In other words, what should colleagues know to reach out to you about?​

  1. Database design
  2. Problem solving
  3. Application development

Describe your role at ESA and the type of work you do.
I work in the Technology Services Practice. I am the Technical Lead for our team, H2O.  We specialize in projects related to water (hence our team name) and we typically build custom web applications for our clients.

Ray and his family getting ready to kayak in Lake Washington.