As you may know, we recently expanded our great office so that we have more space – which is good timing, because we’ve just welcomed a wonderful new member to our Windows Development team. Please allow me to introduce you to Michael Beaudin!
I had a chance to chat with Michael and learn more about his experience and role. Here’s a look at our conversation:
Can you tell me a bit about your professional background?
In the past, I worked as a developer for a large organization in the propane and natural gas field. I also earned my Computer Science Degree at Joliette College, which is about an hour’s drive north of Montreal.
What would you say is your biggest professional achievement so far?
I’d say that my biggest professional achievements so far are the programs I created while working with the large organization I just mentioned. Most of them were management apps for Windows desktop. However, I have also completed a Windows Runtime application for Windows tablet, which is currently being used by the employees on the road.
What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?
A few of the friends I made at college work at Devolutions, and they kept telling me how great the environment and people were. To me, the biggest selling point is the fact that the developers here get to work as a team. In my previous job, the experience was a bit isolated. But here, everyone works together as a unit. That was and continues to be very attractive to me.
What would you say are your top three strengths at work?
First, I’d say that I’m very team-focused and try to support my colleagues at all times. Second, I’d say that I’m flexible, easy going, and never get upset or hold a grudge after a disagreement – although with this being said, I am persistent and will push my points across if necessary. Third, I’d say that I’m very punctual and hard working.
What are some of the tools that you use in your job?
As part of the Windows Development Team, right now I’m mainly using Visual Studio, StyleCop and Resharper.
What are your impressions of working here?
I had high expectations when I started, and honestly so far everything has exceeded what I had hoped for. The work environment is very relaxed, yet also productive and focused. The culture here is the best I have ever experienced, and the team is amazing. They’ve made me feel like I’ve been here for years!
What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?
Currently, my goal is to integrate myself well within the team, and to constantly increase my programming knowledge.
On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
My hobbies include playing video games, basketball, reading, and watching TV.
Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:
I’m very happy to work here, and can’t wait to get to know everyone better!