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Improver Spotlights: Arturo Mosqueda, Technical Lead and Delivery Manager
iTexico, an Improving Company is always striving to attract the right talent: experts in their field who are passionate about asking the right questions and solving the right problems, in order to help our clients achieve digital innovation and business transformation.
The Improver Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here, and today we’re covering our senior developer, technical lead, and account delivery manager, Arturo Mosqueda.
How would you describe your job in 4 words?
Challenging, fun, interesting, and sometimes quite tasking.
Explain what your job consists of.
My job consists of enabling teams to learn and improve day to day, servicing Improvers and clients alike, so they can achieve their technical goals.
How does a workday look like for you?
A normal day starts by making sure everything is ok with my teams and they are ready to start their activities; then I move ahead to checking my email just once. Then I move on to several different tasks, such as planning, analysis, coding, and meetings. At the end of the day all the effort goes towards achieving goals and moving our projects forward.
What motivates you to get up and go to work?
Other Improvers. I obviously like growing myself but I do appreciate and love seeing my teams grow, and even people outside of my own teams. I just have to say Improvers are quite amazing people.
What’s your favorite benefit at the company?
Flexibility of both time and practice. It helps myself and my teams to use that creative part to develop ourselves in the way we think is best and of course lean on other experts at iTexico to figure out what is the best path for us either for our career growth or to provide a solution to our customers. That mix between a solid road that you can count on and also the flexibility to provide things as you think work.
Why was iTexico, an Improving company, your decision to continue your career? And how has your career grown since then?
The reason I decided to move to Improving is that I was stuck in my career. I’ve spent several years in banking and though I had fun for a couple of those years, I was repeating myself and doing the same thing over and over. What iTexico, an Improving company, enabled me to do was showcasing my skills and provided me with a sandbox of projects and people to experiment with and grow a lot.
How has iTexico, an Improving company nurtured your development in the professional landscape?
iTexico, an Improving company, has shown me the way to several career paths, which has been amazing. I started as a developer and I still love code, but there are many other things and challenges that you can encounter and follow to solve as a technical lead or even as a delivery manager. It’s different problems that require different skill sets and it’s always fun. They have given me the opportunity to explore those roles, to playfully check myself against the roles and helped me move there and grow.
What has been your favorite project so far?
That’s a hard one. The first project I was on here was for an advertising company. There were a lot of people in the project. It taught me how teams work, I had experience but the way we approached Agile and software development in general changed my mind in a lot of ways. And after that I’ve been in a lot of fun projects and each one has taught me a new skill. As a developer you always have this challenging factor in front of you that is both scary and exciting because you end up learning a lot of things you don’t know but you also have to figure out how to learn those, so, it’s been a fun ride. I would also say the project I’m on right now is awesome. I love the team and the process maturity that we have, enabling the developers to do their brain work.
What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
Team leading. Even though I’ve had teams with me before, this time at Improving I have more tools and resources, and even mentors that can teach me how to drive my team towards maturity and specially taking care of each individual, both in a professional and personal way.
What do you consider most unique about your specific tech stack and expertise?
What’s your next step? What are some goals you’d like to accomplish in life or at Improving in the next few years?
So, I was recently made an account delivery manager and I’m finding new challenges, new tests, but one thing I’d really like to accomplish is enabling the scalability and organic progression of our development teams. Ensuring that all our developers and everyone who enables achieving goals (project managers, designers, etc)., can accomplish their work as seamlessly as possible. This is a multiple part goal, so I’m starting with making sure that our processes are lean and individuals feel empowered to push for their growth, which I think is something quite valuable in a software development organization, making sure that you are aware of how you can deliver value, not just for yourself but also for everyone around you.
At iTexico, now an Improving company, we are actively looking for talented and driven individuals in many software development tech stacks who are looking to become a part of our Improving family. If you are up for a challenge and want to become part of our team, head over to our careers section and see if there’s a spot open for you.