We’re thinking replacing the front door at our new Devolutions HQ with one of those funky “always open” beaded curtains that they have in tropical countries, because we just keep welcoming more and more people! Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to our newest Software Developer Philippe Paré. As usual, my questions are in bold, followed by Philippe’s answers.
Can you tell me a bit about your professional background?
For the last three years, I’ve been studying computer science in Joliette, and I’ve been programming for about five years. As a student, I created a couple of small, cool games for a contest called Ludum Dare.
What would you say is your biggest professional achievement so far?
So far, finishing my studies is my biggest achievement. I’m also proud of the knowledge and experience I acquired while making games. It was harder than I thought it would be!
What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?
I had friends who did their internship at Devolutions. Their comments on the workplace and the environment were very positive, and made me want to join them!
What would you say are your top three strengths at work?
Being punctual and always meeting deadlines – that is very important to me. I also have a strong work ethic always try to work hard. I’m also very focused and committed to quality and performance.
What tasks do you carry out in your job, and what are some of the tools that you use?
Currently, I’m working on the iOS version of Remote Desktop Manager. We write most of our code in C# using Xamarin Studio and design our interfaces using XCode.
What are your first impressions about working here?
It’s a very friendly environment where everyone is welcoming, and very easy to work with. We work hard, but it’s not all work and no play! Having fun is also a priority here at Devolutions.
What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?
Currently, my goal is to help the team finish the core of the iOS version. Once that’s done, we’ll see where I’ll be headed! I would probably like to be on the Windows team at some point.
On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I’m a skateboarder, runner and gamer. I play video games for fun and to get inspiration so I can create my own original games.
Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:
I’m proud to be part of this team and I’m clearly in the right place. I’m looking forward to working with you all!