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Gil, IT Entrepreneur / Architect
Finland, workplace of 1-20 employees
Education
Master, Computer sciences
Yearly salary (€)
Prefer not to tell
In profession since
2005
Weekly hours
35-40

Could you describe your job in short?

Responsible for the fundamental technology work of architecting/designing/building the core frameworks for system platforms and end to end solutions, including building platform and performance components.

Making high-level design choices and dictating technical standards, tools, and platforms with a large understanding of systems engineering principles.

What do you do on average work day?

An average day starts from having a daily review of the tasks status within a team. It continues with hands on implementation and an effort to make progress for a software release depending on the roadmap.

What do you love about your job?

I love to build software so the practice of implementing day by day is really refreshing.
I like to keep learning new things, so the possibility to embrace new skills is always exciting.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Having too many meetings that lead no progress. Release software without a proper quality assurance process.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Adaptability Collaboration Decision making Innovation Reliability

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

JavaScript Node.js Express.js MongoDB Linux

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

Contribute to open source projects. Attend tech conferences, participate to hackatons and and coding competitions. Online courses.

What does your work week include?

3.0h

Meetings / Group work

3.0h

Emails

27.5h

Independent work

4.5h

Breaks

2.0h

Travel

1.5h

Events