Get to know our team through Engenium’s Employee Spotlight series. Meet Brandon Johnson, Electrical Engineer and Engenium’s longest tenured employee!
Where are you from?
Benning Road Northeast, Washington, DC.
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I earned an Associates in Electronics and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering at The University of the District of Columbia.
What do you like most about working at Engenium?
Most projects are not the same and as a person who likes to learn new things and technology it satisfies that need.
Favorite project you’ve worked on at Engenium?
Currently it would be the Casey Warehouse project. This is one of the major projects that I have done recently where everything kind of came together as far as self-knowledge. This project showed me I can handle everything on the electrical side and more for a medium sized to larger sized project with little oversite.
Favorite team outing you’ve attended?
The Beer Tour in 2016. Although I do not like beer, we ended the tour at the DC Brewery where I found a love for gin.
What hobbies/interests do you have outside of work / what do you like to do for fun?
I mostly spend time with my wife and 2-yo son. However, pre-pandemic I was big into Jiu-Jistu with a lot of Leglocks & Wrestling (Relson Gracie 4th stripe Blue belt). Now I just do Muay Thai and work on a heavy bag in my basement. Lastly, I spend about an hour a night studying or doing a CTF.
What are you reading/watching/or listening to right now?
- “This is How They Tell Me the World Ends” by Nicole Perlroth
- “The Phoenix Project” by Chris Ruen
- I’ve read all the Bourne Books by Robert Ludlum & Erick Van Lustbader
- “Moonknight” on the Disney Channel
- “Moonshiners” on the History Channel
- “Black Market” on VICE
- “Darknet Diaries” Podcast
- “Security Now” Podcast
- “Cyber” Podcast
- “Malicious Life” Podcast
- Music: currently a mix of Drake, J. Cole, Joyner Lucas, Hopsin, & Logic
Tell us something people don’t know about you (fun fact or something random)?
I’ve been mining various cryptocurrencies since 2014.