What does day-to-day life look like for you as a Lead Full Stack Engineer?
My day always starts with a cup of tea or preparing my mate (drink), reading the news, checking the Slack channels, and probably doing some code reviews until we have our stand-up meeting with the team. After that, every day can be entirely different from the other. We aim to spend as much time as possible in ‘focus mode’. During these times, I investigate solutions we need to implement, work on proof of concepts, assist the engineers with their tasks, try to unblock any issues, and prepare everything to be ready for them. I also have meetings with the product team to understand what we need to build, with other engineers to share what we know, and ask about feedback on our proposals.
What key qualities make a Lead Full Stack Engineer successful?
Well, I believe that the key qualities a Lead needs are: revolve around a sense of ownership, setting an example, and helping the growth of your team members. Our business is complex and you need to really understand how the real world behaves to understand what to do, leading by example is crucial, actions speak louder than words, and you need to be passionate about helping others grow, supporting your team members, providing guidance, constructive feedback, and opportunities for skill development. After all, the success of what we do is closely tied to the personal and professional growth of our team. It’s a win-win situation.
How would you describe the culture at Vortexa?
Our culture is all about collaboration and a willingness to share and help. It’s a place where teamwork and support are at the core of what we do.
What advice would you give to people hoping to join Vortexa?
Just do it, it’s challenging but you will enjoy it.
Describe your working life at Vortexa in three words!
Continuous Learning Voyage