Meet Alex, our software developer

Posted on 11/22/17 9:27 AM by Renaud Beaulieu-Labbe

Amilia’s developers are the best in the industry. They make sure all bugs are fixed and that all the cool features we have are maintained. One of these guys is Alex. Get to know him better with the 10 questions we asked him!

Explain your job at Amilia 

I am a software developer, meaning I design, build, maintain and upgrade features on the Amilia platform. I work closely with a team of other developers to accomplish this. Currently I am working on a large upgrade to the way Amilia represents data internally.

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If you were an animal, which one would you be?

I would like to be an owl. They are loners who enjoy the quiet night, they can 

fly, and they look very warm under all those feathers.

What is your favorite T.V. show at the moment?

I’m watching The Wire, again, this time with my girlfriend, and it is still my favorite. It’s a great show that gets better every time you watch it.

Choose: cat or dog ?

Cat if the dog is aggressive. Dog if the cat is a jerk.

What is the app you use the most?

Very boring answer: the Gmail app.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Amilia?

I like the people I work with very much. Everyone here has a positive attitude. We give each other lots of feedback, and we use the best ideas we get, regardless of who comes up with them. Amilia also has interesting technical challenges that I enjoy working with. Because we build a product that caters to both organizations and individuals, implementing a feature so that it serves both often requires creativity and lots of problem solving.

What is your dream travel destination?

It would be very interesting to travel around rural China. I’ve been to a couple big cities in the West, but never gone to the East, and never outside of cities. Having lived in Montreal all my life, I think it would be very interesting to put myself in as different an environment as possible.

Three words that define you:

Introverted. Serious. Not-Serious.

Nutella or peanut butter?

Both, if I can.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Nutella-Peanut Butter

Do you enjoy the Montreal winters?

Yes!! Being cold makes you appreciate being warm! More seriously, for those who’ve never been to Montreal, the winter is much better than the summer. Most of the summer is 98% humidity and high temperatures. You can do whatever you want in the winter, as long as you don’t mind being cold. In the summer all you can do is sweat.