Interview With Our Full Stack Developer

07Jun

Good news! Our team is growing, we are moving into a bigger office, and new projects keep on coming. Fun times! However, we are guilty of neglecting our blog. So, to redeem ourselves, we decided to have a chat with Marko. Actually, we wanted to do that for a while now, but it’ s not that easy to catch him these days.

Marko has been with us from the beginning, and he is our go-to guy. He pretty much runs our development team. If you need information about the project, any specific details or help- you need Marko. Also, he is excellent at small talk and he makes us laugh. Marko is very considerate, and although he’s been quite busy, he did manage to take a bit of time and answer our questions.

Hi Marko, thanks for finding the time to talk. Let’s start with you telling us something about yourself.

Sure thing! I’ve been a web developer for almost 9 years now. I graduated on ICT college of vocational studies, and although my orientation was medical informatics, I decided to ditch that medical part.

Why development?

It just happened. I was always interested in computers. At the age of 5, I asked my parents to buy me one. So, it was a natural move to choose this field. I guess a lot of programmers have a similar story like mine, but really, it was that simple.

What was your first job in the IT world?

I had an internship in a sports equipment company as a site administrator. But I made my first steps as an IT professional at Oneclick Solutions.

What’s your favorite programming language?

Well, I’m in PHP for a long, long time, but I am interested in Python as my next language.

How did you hear about SoftwareHaus?

I was the first employee at SoftwareHaus. Headhunter contacted me and told me what he knew about the company. I had an interview with CEO and decided to join. Just like that. And I think I made the right choice.

What is your role in the company?

I’m a senior web developer and business coordinator for software development, so basically, my job is to take care of projects and make sure that everything in the office runs smoothly, without any complications.

Is it challenging to have that much responsibility now that you are a business coordinator?

I guess each job has its challenges, but I wanted to take this chance, and I am glad I did. Since the work is going on schedule and the atmosphere at the office is great, I think I’m handling it well. Of course, there are some days when I feel tired, but that’s natural. I try to maintain excellent communication between everyone, and I’m here if you need me.

Can you describe to us your usual day here?

My workday starts around 9 am with breakfast. After that, I check my daily schedule and finish some small tasks (if there are any) and start with regular meetings where we discuss current and future projects. When we finish those, I continue with the development part of my job and handle the tasks. Both meetings and development are equal parts of my job position. Lunch is usually around 1, and then around 5:15 – 5:30 pm I go home.

How do you spend your free time?

Before becoming a dad, I had more free time to expand my knowledge and improve myself, but lately, my time is devoted to my wife and son. After they go to bed, if I’m not too tired, I usually read. It’s either Sci-Fi or some books focused on my area of expertise.

What do you like about our company?

Well, there are a lot of things. Projects are exciting, equipment is top notch, and there are lots of benefits as well.

Is there anything you would change?

There is nothing specific that I don’t like and want to change, and if I find something, a big part of my job is to fix any issue and make sure everything works fine for other team members as well as for me, so I do my best to make working environment great.

Do you have any advice for those who are trying to enter the IT world or consider joining SoftwareHaus?

For those who want to step into the IT world – prepare yourself for a long and slow process, because programming is much more than what you can hear in various self-proclaimed academies. For people who are considering joining SoftwareHaus, all I can say is that all hard working, knowledge-thirsty people are welcome. We are continually growing, and even if we don’t have your job position open at this moment, there is a huge chance we will have it soon.