People Behind Valo: Marcin Wojciechowski – Software Architect

We know our team is filled with talented individuals. Our latest People Behind Valo post looks at our coding enthusiastic, Marcin Wojciechowski, our Software Architect.

In this series, we get to know the People behind Valo! More behind the scenes and the introductions can be found under the Careers and “People” tags. If you want to be one of us, see our open careers or hit us up with an open application.

The start of a Valo love journey

Marcin Wojciechowski began his Valo love journey over two years ago. Interestingly enough, Valo found Marcin. After hearing such great things about the company through a current employee, Marcin thought he couldn’t pass the chance to work for such a high-spirited company. With over 7 years in consultancy-based business and product development on his belt, Marcin took the leap in working Valo and some of the top talents in the industry.

“Scrum Master”

Marcin is the solution Architect for the Valo Connect team. But, he likes to think of himself as the “lead developer and scrum master”. Overall, Marcin helps the team develop the best solution for our end users. Starting with some implementation decisions like how to abstract some logic, ending with facilitating a comfortable working environment in a hybrid workspace.

Bringing value to Valo

Marcin plays an important role in Valo and its company vision. At a company level, Marcin finds himself to be most valuable with his technical experience. Marcin explains “in an ever-changing cloud environment, we must be prepared to apply quick changes.” Marcin says he, along with his team are trying to set up the development process and the code itself to make that possible.

At a team level, Marcin sees him having a “soft spot for testability”. While spending the better part of his career writing testable SharePoint solutions, Marcin says this brings enormous value to product development.

What makes a great team?

Working with talented, open-minded, and skilled people is how Marcin describes his team. He is proud to say that they were the first team to adapt unit testing. By discussing how they can make tests more reliable, Marcin says they are getting better at it!

Marcin, and his coding team

It’s very rewarding to see the whole team involved so deeply in the whole process. Everybody is looking at the bigger picture of how we can deliver the new feature.

Company vision and employees goals

Valo isn’t only a company. It is a company that stands by employee’s goals. Marcin says Valo encourages his professional goals with trust. When Marcin was appointed as Tech lead for the Valo Connect product, he saw that short sprints and test-oriented programming were not a standard process. With only 3 months starting in the company, Marcin says it wasn’t an easy decision to stray away from a known, comfortable process that brought success to Intranet and Teamwork. Thankfully, Marcin’s superiors gave him a chance to go with new approach. With that type of trust and confidence, Marcin explains how that really drove him.

Final comments

It’s a great feeling to develop code at the edge of the tech blade, Marcin explains. While there is always something new, and always something to learn, not often can developer work can be found in such a stimulating environment.

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I think we can all learn something from Marcin! We couldn’t be prouder to have him as part of our Software Architect team in Valo. Do you want to be a part of this ever-growing Valo Team? Take look at why you should join us from the video below.

We are always looking for new talent to join the already 60+ big Valo Team! Check out our open careers or send over an open application.

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