Mobile Developer

Let's talk about what it means to be a mobile developer at Bitrock with Fabio Cirruto. In this interview, Fabio will give us some interesting insights of his role.

Can you explain your position and skills required to excel?

Essentially, I design, develop and maintain mobile applications for our customers. Throughout my career, I have realised that making mistakes is a necessary part of the process; the only way to improve and find a solution that better meets the customer's needs is to try and try again, without giving up when the going gets tough. Another key skill that anyone who wants to be a mobile developer needs to have is a creative problem-solving mindset that allows you to find the best way to achieve your goal.

How is your relationship with colleagues?

I work remotely, so I haven't had many opportunities to spend time with my colleagues outside of work. However, I have had several opportunities to meet other Bitrockers over the past few months, such as the Group Convention and the Christmas party. Apart from these company events, I really appreciate the weekly virtual coffee break organised by my team, during which we can chat and we get to know each other better.

What is the most significant achievement in your career?

I'm now working on a project with a new client, and thanks to me (and my small talk) a new opportunity to work together has arisen and a new project is about to start!

What do you like most about your job?

I get bored easily and I need a constant challenge. The most satisfying aspect of my job is the possibility of constant change and the opportunity to learn and try new projects.

What's your favorite way to relax and unwind after a busy week?

One of the challenges of my job is its sedentary nature, so after a week of developing and sitting in front of the PC the best way to relax, unplug and maintain well-being keep is physical activity. Especially at weekends, I try to combine this with another passion: travelling. In spring and autumn I like to climb the rocks of Lecco, in winter I like to ski the slopes of Northern Italy and in summer I like to try (and fail) some tricks on a wakeboard.

What’s your go-to song for boosting productivity?

This is a challenging question as I listen to every genre of music imaginable, from legendary rock bands to new generation trap, from hardcore rap to pop love songs and even cartoon theme songs. But to give you an answer, the song that stimulates and inspires me more than any other is "No Man No Cry" by Jimmy Sax. This song plays in my head and in my headphones every time I find the perfect solution and need to turn it into code!

Who is a source of inspiration or guidance for you?

Even though I'm growing up, I'm still basically Fabiolino with a nerdy heart and Master Yoda for inspiration, because after all… it's really true: "NO! Try not! DO or DO NOT, There is no try".

What would you recommend to someone who wants to follow a career path similar to yours?

After graduating, I had the choice of joining a large company, where I would probably have little autonomy and freedom, or joining a startup, where I would have the opportunity to grow and learn by making mistakes. Guess what I chose!

The main advice I would give to anyone who wants to do what I do is to look for a job in a corporate environment that leaves room for people and guarantees opportunities to learn and grow professionally, like Bitrock does.


Thanks to Fabio Cirruto, Mobile Developer at Bitrock, for this interview.

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