October 11th, 2022 Revature

Meet Kayci. A designer, developer, & team leader

Texas native Kayci Parcells is a woman of many talents. At Truman State University, she majored in physics, minored in computer science, and competed in track and field events. But in her heart, she has always been a designer. Through Revature, she has found a way to combine that passion with a high-octane career in tech.

Upon graduation, Kayci started looking for a software engineering job that would include practical, on-the-job training. She found it.

“Revature ended up being the perfect fit,” she says.

The training in Java was in-depth, state-of-the-art, and directly related to the client project she was about to undertake. Equally important, the program offered her a major confidence boost—one that enabled her to go into the project with self-assurance, teach the skills she had learned to her fellow developers, and lead her team to success.

After training, Kayci was placed with a prominent financial company. They liked her work so much that they hired her full-time even before her Revature contract ended. After that, she was quickly promoted from software development engineer in test to software engineer II. Kayci still hankered after a career focused on design, and Revature would prove a crucial “stepping stone” to that longer-term goal.

Today, as a user-experience (UX) designer for a major life-sciences company, she has managed to merge her passion with her training in software development. “The knowledge I gained during my years as a software developer has made me a more highly sought after UX designer,” she says. “Revature set me on the right track to achieving my goals.”