One of my favorite tasks here at Devolutions is meeting AMAZING new team members and interviewing them for our blog. In fact, there are so many new people that have joined us in the last few weeks and months that there’s a line-up to get under the spotlight. And so we’ve decided to feature a new employee every Monday.
To get us started, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to our talented new Software Developer, Richer Archambault. Richer was an intern with us last summer, and he did such a fantastic job that we offered him a full-time role. We are delighted that he accepted! Here’s a snapshot of our conversation:
Can you tell me a bit about your professional background?
I started studying computer science at college about four years ago, and I then pursued software engineering at Polytechnique Montreal. And last summer, I interned at Devolutions.
What would you say is your biggest professional achievement so far?
As I just mentioned, I did my internship here at Devolutions. It was an incredible learning experience. I was given the opportunity to work on some core features ). The work was challenging and interesting, and seeing how products have evolved since then is really cool!
What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?
There are many reasons, including some that I just mentioned. I was also very excited about the possibility of programming in C. I’ve always loved low-level programming. After working on mobile apps, web solutions and using all kinds of high-level programming languages, I wanted to deepen my knowledge of working with C, and Devolutions offered me this opportunity.
What would you say are your top three strengths at work?
First, I'm very motivated to learn new things, and most of my skills as a developer have been self-taught. Second, I have strong analytical skills. Third, I'm persistent, and never give up on any project or any challenge, regardless of how difficult it is.
What tasks do you carry out in your job, and what are some of the tools that you use?
I'm part of the Software Development team, and am currently working on the client for Linux. Specifically, I’m adding the NAT traversal feature, which is the ability to open a connection with a computer on a completely different network. I mostly use CLion to code in C, and Rider for C#.
What are your impressions of working here?
It is a very good work environment and everyone seems to fit in really well. There is a lot of support and teamwork.
What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?
I want to see our products become more and more usable and essential to the IT community. It’s exciting to be part of a team that is helping make this happen.
On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I really like computer science competitions. I try to attend as many of them as possible, and I organize my own competition at Polytechnique Montreal. I also play the piano, and enjoy design as a hobby, including pixel art, logos, and web design.
Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:
The IT world is full of surprise and innovation. I’m proud to be part of a team that works hard to make IT less chaotic for everyone!