Q: What do you do at Jumio? What does that involve?
I am part of the web team. We define tickets and work on them. This is a collaborative effort which I enjoy most. You’re never alone if you need help.
I’m not only coding but also I’m involved in design, and can give ideas toward implementation. This is very empowering for me.
Q: What was Jumio’s selling point for you – What made you say “I wanna work there!”?
Everyone I met during the interview process was welcoming and friendly. When I look for a job, I firstly look at culture because I want to make sure I bring something to it. At Jumio, this is absolutely the case. Additionally, the product and its use cases are very impactful and I really liked the idea of contributing to that.
Q: What are the most interesting / fun bits of the role?
I love the coding part of it, which of course can also be frustrating at points. However, I believe I can get very focused on coding up to the point where I completely lose track of time.
Q: What’s the best thing you’ve done since joining Jumio?
There was a project we had to deliver in a very short time for a customer. It was a very complex undertaking and it was the project that helped me understand Jumio much better.
Q What do most people not appreciate about the role?
I think it depends on who is asking. To someone who doesn’t know much about it, I’d say, as a full stack developer you are actually solving puzzles end to end. I can’t imagine anything more complex and rewarding.
Q. What’s the secret to being good at your job?
Perseverance. You have to learn all the time, ask questions and be proactive. I think you have to be hungry, in every job.
Q: How do you know when things are going really well?
One or two years ago I would have had a selfish answer. I would have looked only at my work and seen that it progressed. Now, I look at where we are as a team. I see somebody needs help and I try to support them. I think that’s the only way to grow as a team.
Q: How have you been able to progress your career or learn new things at Jumio?
Jumio took me out of my comfort zone. I have had to present updates to various stakeholders and groups which I wasn’t used to. The way I can express myself in front of people has greatly improved.
Q: What would you say to potential employees wanting to work at Jumio? What qualities should they have?
People should put a focus on being humble. I have noticed this can be a problem in the IT world. We need to be able to admit our mistakes and know when we don’t know something. Your attitude greatly influences how people you work with see you. Putting an emphasis on soft skills (e.g., being smart about how you give and receive feedback) is crucial.
Q. Can you tell us something not a lot of people know about you or the job you do?
Not everybody knows I have a twin brother and growing up with a twin is awesome. Your best friend is always there.