Hello everyone! One of my favorite tasks at Devolutions is to chat with our new team members and learn about their skills, their backgrounds, and their hobbies. We have such an incredibly talented and diverse group here! Yes, we’re all pretty geeky — but we’re geeky in our own individual and unique ways. Some of us are total techies, some of us are marketing nerds, some of us are administrative wizards, some of us are business gurus…you get the idea.
Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to a new member of our team: please give a warm Devolutions welcome to Jonathan Del Signore, Software Developer! Here’s my “getting to know you” chat with Jonathan:
Can you tell me a bit about your background?
I graduated from Polytechnique Montreal, where I received my degree in Software Engineering. I also completed an internship as a .NET developer in the electronic book field.
What would you say is your biggest achievement?
Professionally, I would say that my biggest achievement to date is getting this job here at Devolutions. Many people want to work here, and I know that the application process is competitive, and the standards are high. Also, like a lot of other people, after graduating with my degree I wanted to make sure that I found a great company to work for, so I’m extremely happy to have found this place! On a personal level, I’d also say that I’m particularly proud of building my own guitar from scratch.
What was it about Devolutions that made you want to work here?
My very first meeting with our CEO David sealed the deal for me. After seeing how friendly and kind he was, and also how passionate he was about the Devolutions vision, I knew right away that I wanted to be part of this environment. And boy, was I right! It also helps that Devolutions is one of those rare software companies that is headquartered in the suburbs.
What would you say are your top three strengths at work?
First of all, I’m a good team player. Whenever there’s a hard decision to make, I’ll always do what’s best for the team. Second, I’m also very eager to learn new things, which is a mandatory state of mind when working in the IT world. Third, I’m determined to produce quality software. I’ll rarely settle for a “it just works” kind of solution. I like to find solutions that actually improve a product, rather than simply fix it.
What tasks do you carry out in your job, and what are some of the tools you use?
As a member of the RDM Windows team, my tasks range from fixing small bugs to implementing new functions. I mainly use Microsoft Visual Studio in conjunction with ReSharper. I also make good use of Jira to keep track of everything.
What is your impression of working here?
Working here has been a blast so far. Everyone always seems to be happy and stress free, which results in the perfect environment to work in. It’s also nice to see such good communication between all the departments. It feels more like one big team than a lot of smaller ones, which is a concept that is lost in many companies nowadays.
What goals would you like to achieve at Devolutions?
I hope to make a notable contribution to every project that I lay my hands on. Of course, in software development, there aren’t two days with the same level of productivity. What’s more important to me is to feel a sense of accomplishment when looking at the bigger picture. I also aim to be a better developer week after week, and to learn new technologies as they come, because our field is always changing!
On a personal note, what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I love anything that has to do with wood, from building furniture to laying hardwood floor to building patios. I also love to play and watch hockey. And obviously, as a software developer, video games are a prerequisite!
Please share a few words with our community of IT pros:
I’m very happy to be a part of this awesome community, and I hope to be able to make your life easier over the years. See you out there!