Today, I’m proud to introduce you to our Team Leader for Mac, Benoît Sansregret.
As he told me himself, Benoit works at Devolutions since one year, six months, four days, 42 minutes and 12 seconds! To help you get to know him a bit better, I interviewed him a few days ago. My questions are in bold
, followed by Benoit’s answers.
Can you tell me a bit about your background?
My career as a software developer started in 2003. Since then, I have worked for both small and large companies in a variety of industries, including human resources, pharmaceuticals and recreational vehicles. My work has focused mainly on developing web-based applications, and that is how I discovered Devolutions.
What does your job involve? What tools do you use?
As the Team Leader for Mac, I coordinate all of the work on the Mac versions of Remote Desktop Manager. My work involves ensuring that all of my team members are working on the right projects at the right time, and that they have all of the help they need to be successful. I also answer support mail and post in our forum. And of course, I love rolling up my sleeves and working directly on the products!
We use a variety of tools here. Mainly, our group uses the Xamarin platform to develop our cross-platform product. We also use Xamarin Studio for Mac, Xcode, Mail and Safari.
When you first joined Devolutions, did you anticipate that the company would grow so fast?
To be honest, while I knew the company would grow, I didn’t expect that it would grow so fast and by so much. In the past, I had been with companies that had “slow and steady” growth. It was amazing to see the Devolutions thrive over the past couple of years, and there’s no slow-down in sight!
In your opinion, what drives Devolutions’ continued growth?
I think there are two main reasons for this. The first is that as a company, we are completely focused on serving our community of IT pros. We don’t build a single feature or anything else unless we clearly believe that it will benefit our users. Second, the company really supports its employees, and keeps everyone motivated and focused. It really brings out the best in everyone!
What are some of the biggest changes you've seen or experienced since joining Devolutions?
I’d say the biggest change has been in the number of employees. Since I joined Devolutions one year 6 months 5 days and 45 seconds ago, the number of employees has doubled. And we also moved from an office into our very own campus here, where we own the building and the surrounding land. It’s really great!
What changes and developments are in store for the future?
We’re working very hard to make all of our products available on all platforms, including OS X, iOs and Android. We won’t stop trying to make our users’ lives easier!
What are some of your hobbies?
I love to play board games with friends, I also play the miniature war game War Machine when I can, and I also like watching The Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother.
What invention do you wish you had created, or could create?
I’d like to create something that revolutionizes the way we see life – like the phone, car or even space travel.
Would you like to say something to our community?
I’d like them to know that we are very dedicated to their needs! I also want them to know that their comments are very important to us all, and they motivate us to keep giving our best. Please keep it up!