People

Van Brigoli just joined TIQQE!

We’re very happy to welcome Van Brigoli to our growing family at TIQQE. 

A full-stack developer experienced in developing softwares and web applications. Van has been exposed to working with various technologies such as  ReactJS, AngularJS, and Angular. He also has experience with Express, NestJS, Python, and Java in developing backends, while using NO SQL like MongoDB, and Relational Database like Postgresql. 

When he doesn’t work, he spends quality time with his family, or he might be seen playing online and mobile games like Dota 2 and Black Desert Mobile.

Van is a part of our team for PostNord – Common Solutions.

Welcome Van!

People

Anthony Mondoy just joined TIQQE!

We’re very happy to welcome Anthony Mondoy to our growing family at TIQQE. 

A software developer experienced in developing web applications. He has some great experience working with Python Frameworks like Flask and Django along with ReactJS and Go.
He enjoys working more on backend processes and producing efficient programs. He also has extensive experience working on Relational Databases like MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
When he is not coding, you will find him freediving, enjoying crossfit, or surfing in Siargao – a beautiful island in the Philippines!

Anthony is joining our SRE-team.

Welcome Anthony!

People

Maria Gantuangco just joined TIQQE!

We’re very happy to welcome Maria Gantuangco to our growing family at TIQQE. 

Maria is a proactive and results-driven test engineer with a strong knowledge of the whole software QA processes, methodologies and tools. She has an extensive working experience both in manual and automated testing. She is a true team player and she always ensures that the delivered product is of the highest quality. Professionally Maria enjoys learning new software technologies and also keeping up with current trends.
When she’s not testing, she’s spending her time as a full-time mother – shopping for baby items, doing laundry and basically doing the whole nine yards.

Maria is a part of our delivery team at PostNord.

Welcome Maria!

People

Lito Talaba just joined TIQQE!

We’re very happy to welcome Lito Talaba to our continuously growing family at TIQQE. 

Lito has his background in application development, developing web applications and software solutions. He has a great experience from working with Java, JEE and Spring. He has worked with multiple teams and he’s a dedicated software developer.
In his spare time he enjoys drawing and painting, playing instruments and meeting up with friends and colleagues to play video games.

Lito will be a part of our delivery team to PostNord.

Welcome Lito!

Development

How to make it work

I joined a new team from the beginning of this year at one of our customer. This project is more complex compared with my previous work since it involves more team-members and larger environments. I learnt a lot from this project and I would like to share some experiences that helped me grow.

1. We work closer to the customer.

My previous projects involve very little communications with customers. The customer delivery did most of the work. Differently, the current project requires the customer and the development team working closely. We meet at least once per week, either face to face or online (due to the current COVID-19 situations), to gather the user’s feedback with the following aspects from different locations,

  • User experience on current version of the product
  • Bugs and critical incidents reported by service desk
  • New feature requirements

Meanwhile the development team shows the progress to our customers. In my opinion, it is an efficient way to understand each other in both directions, and this helps us meet the customer requirements in time.

2. We work closer to the different teams.

My previous tasks require me working individually, while this project involves several teams with various assignments and co-workers from different time zones. That don’t cause us any trouble, since we find our way to work smoothly among the teams and individuals as follows: 

  • We start our job with a scrum daily, and it triggers my day by making a proper plan for myself and also keeping track of others’ progress. 
  • People in our team are nice and cooperative, we are willing to overcome obstacles together and share ideas with each other. When I was new in the team, I did the pair programming from time to time with senior members. The pair programming helped me to quickly understand the existing system and new knowledge.

3. We have stricter control of the code quality.

Code quality is important, as it impacts how secure, maintainable and reliable your codebase is. Particularly in this complex project, multiple teams can share the same repository. In order to improve the code quality, we have the code review and do the code refactoring. And I’ve gotten used to the “test-driven development” style, I realize the benefits of covering code by unit tests: 

  • Easy to troubleshoot if the codebase is broken due to a new submitting
  • Easy for others to understand the code being tested
  • Reduce the bugs and design flaws in the early stage

4. We have more comprehensive access to framework features and technologies.

It is always fun to learn new stuff. And I really appreciate that I have such an opportunity to learn AWS technologies by participating in this project together with awesome teammates.

Tiqqe People

Working at TIQQE from another time zone

Jobeth Tampus is the first who joined TIQQE from Cebu in the Philippines, when TIQQE was just 1 month old. She is a senior fullstack developer with tons of experience and very appreciated by both her peers and customers, a superstar. Jobeth shares her own experience in this blog post.

When I first started out with TIQQE last June 2018, the company TIQQE was just starting out. I was excited to work with a new company! The onboarding was swift and David Borgenvik was the one who interviewed me. During the first meet-and-greet session, we discussed what my role was, what was expected from me and what I expected from them.

I got introduced to the people I was going to work with and got the overview of the project. David was so welcoming that I looked forward to work with him. In the next sessions, we had a technical dive into the code repositories we would be working with. We did pair-programming sessions. There, I got to peek into the code and I got a better understanding while David discussed the tasks. Then, he left me some small tasks so that I could explore the code on my own.

Experience, indeed, is the best teacher. It is faster to learn and absorb new stuff when you start interacting with it. And, being able to contribute to the project so soon and get feedback felt good! Easing into the new role was smooth.

Time flew. Two years has passed and TIQQE has grown so fast! There’s a lot of us now – some are here in Cebu, some in Sweden and a few in Italy.

But, the distance and time zone is negligible. It never felt that we are separate at all. Everybody’s so nice and approachable. We’re all just a chat or video call away! At work, we have tools that we use to collaborate on the code so we can still pair-program despite the distance. As an agile team, we have daily calls to do our stand ups. Other times, we just chat and have lively discussions online. With so many tools at hand, communication and collaboration is not an issue.

TIQQE is filled with such nice, warm people where there’s a culture of support, appreciation and feedback. We are able to raise our concerns and have healthy, respectful discussions in our work. We have a culture of learning and growing so we don’t stagnate in our jobs, and we have passionate people at work. So, it’s always fun and challenging everyday, and I never felt out of place.

Thanks for sharing Jobeth!