Johan Andersson, Software Developer Joined Qmatic: December 2009 Location: Mölndal, Sweden
In the following article, you will meet Johan Andersson and get an insight into what a day as a Software Developer can look like.
What does a typical day for you look like? I usually start the day by writing code or troubleshooting the story I’m working on until 09:15 when the team has its daily standup. After that, I usually do some more software development until lunch. The team has a reconciliation meeting after lunch when it’s possible to bring up things that are blocking you from moving on or other things that are important for everyone to know. Then it’s usually more coding until the end of the day broken off by meetings. Once a week the team refines stories in our backlog. A story is what we call a defined piece of work. It could be a new feature, a bug, or a chore that needs to be done.
What is something important for you in the workplace? Great colleagues are the one thing you can’t be without. And I think it’s important that the work environment can be a bit relaxed, it allows everyone to be their best selves. Good coffee too of course.
How did you first come across Qmatic? When I was looking for a company for my master’s thesis, Qmatic was one of the companies I contacted. I ended up doing the thesis elsewhere though but when I was looking for a new job a few years later the stars were better aligned.
What do you like most about working for Qmatic? I think the work the company does has a positive impact on people’s life almost all around the world which makes it feel good to come to work.
Is there any specific event while working for Qmatic that you remember and want to share? Going to Iceland and driving up a glacier was something quite out of the ordinary.
Name/describe something that makes you happy. When I’m able to think of something that helps the team move forwards, like figuring out what do to about a tricky problem.
What is something you are proud of? My two daughters!
Fun fact about you? I’m really into ball games which is quite uncommon for a developer.
Something you want to add? It feels like Qmatic just keeps getting better and better as the years go by.