Meet Grant Thomas

Software Engineer

Conquering Languages (Spanish to JavaScript)

Grant Thomas is a Software Engineer at Seatrec. He supports the development and visualization of engineering and scientific data from Seatrec’s ocean robots and sensors. As a full-stack engineer working with Python, React, TypeScript, Node, D3, and AWS, Grant handles Seatrec’s customer-facing web portal, which manages and displays ocean-related data and instrument engineering health data.

Grant’s background is a fascinating blend of linguistic expertise and software engineering. With a background in languages including Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese, Grant was a professor in Japan teaching ESL. However, his journey took a turn when he decided to immerse himself in software languages, diving headfirst into the world of JavaScript.  His journey from linguistics to software engineering underscores his adaptability and determination to navigate through these different domains, each with its own set of challenges and opportunities to learn.

He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Louis University in Madrid.  When he’s not coding, you can find him playing rock guitar or on a long-distance run.

None yet, but stay tuned.

Numerical simulation of insulin depot formation in subcutaneous tissue comparing different cannula geometries (November 12, 2016, ASME IMECE)

Numerical Simulation of Insulin Depot Formation in Subcutaneous Tissue (July 14, 2016, ASME FEDSM)

Numerical simulation of insulin depot formation and absorption in subcutaneous tissue modeled as a porous media (June 16, 2016, California State University, Northridge)

On Land and On Sea

Fun facts:

Won the prestigious award of "Most Blood Shed" at Skate Camp




Encinitas, CA


Playing rock guitar and video games


Soccer and long distance running


Multi-lingual (fluent in Spanish and Portuguese; semi-fluent in Japanese)


Transitioning my career from an expert in linguistics to software languages

Bucket list:

Traveling as much as possible before kicking the bucket


Australia and India

Dream Job:

(1) Rock guitarist or (2) VP Software Engineering

“The future is so bright I gotta wear shades."