Meet the team
Our “Employee Spotlight” blog series places the spotlight on Lesterius employees who tell us about why they decided to join Lesterius and what they do here. At Lesterius, we want employees to look back at their time here and say they did the work of their life at Lesterius. This week we sat down with Adrian Pellus to learn more about his career.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? About Adrian Pellus Quesada when he is not working.
I like to spend time with my family. If I need some headspace, we take short family trips together. We like to go hiking or visit museums and feed our curiosity. Being a curious person, that’s vital to me.
How did you become interested in this field and what do you find unique in your professional field?
At first I only saw a job opportunity because FileMaker is a technology to develop applications like any other (or at least that’s what I thought) but as I got deeper into the development of solutions with FileMaker I could see the versatility and scalability that it offered me allowing me to do very fast work in an intuitive way. And have fun along the way! The flexibility that the Claris platform brings is something I have never seen in any other technology. It allows me and my team to create simple solutions to complex problems in the most creative way!
What jobs and experiences have led you to your current position?
I have created and supported so many solutions and businesses, hard to keep track. From small applications for a freelancer who was selling bread in his van and could manage his sales and customers to large enterprise-level applications such as a franchise of museums around the world that could control their sales, online shopping, logistics, etc. All the projects I have worked on have made me acquire both broad and specific experiences and these have always helped me to solve problems in the following projects. This yearlong experience together with my strong desire to make an impact have led me to join Lesterius.
What the best part of working with Lesterius?
I am obsessed with tweaking and optimising applications. Out of necessity, I had to make applications where optimisation was key to the success of the program because it handled large amounts of data. Implementing unconventional optimisations to increase the overall performance is what I love.
How do you and your team prepare for a new project?
Every new project is a challenge not only at the development level but also at the organisational level. Before tackling a new project, our team meets to explain the objectives of the project, then we carefully analyse each point of the project and assign the most suitable person to solve each point. These meetings and workshops also help us to detect any lack of information or any inconsistency in the project in order to anticipate any problem, which sometimes even helps us to propose improvements to the client based on our experiences and thus be able to provide a better service with the highest quality and speed.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would that be?
Life will throw you some challenges and obstacles. Persist, learn and listen. Doing this will help you grow as a person.