Welcome to the next instalment of our Meet the Blueface Team segment. This week we met Debmallya Bhattacharya, Angular Developer with Blueface. Moving to Ireland in 2020, Blueface were lucky enough to gain an expert in his field. The go to man for all your Front-End questions, human evolution and all things comedy. Find out some things you didn’t know about Debmallya!
Tell us about your background and the experience that brought you to Blueface.
I’ve always been attracted to visual work and like seeing beautiful and smart output on the screen. In 2018, I took a different road in my career and began developing my skills in Front-End Development.
At the same time, I got an exciting opportunity as a Developer, and it was a real eye-opener into the industry. I learnt how front-end development works – the good, the bad and the ugly.
I then made my biggest move yet, with all my new learning. I moved to Ireland in 2020, and shortly after moving, I was hired by Blueface. It’s been a fantastic two years since.
Tell us more about your role in Blueface.
I recently celebrated my second anniversary with Blueface. As a Front-End Developer, I have worked on several big projects with the team. One such project was the development of our UCaaS platform, and most recently, I was moved on to manage the Video Conference project.
It’s been challenging and equally rewarding. I have learnt a tremendous amount about the technology used. I have a newfound interest in real-time communications and discussing this with friends. As a team, we are transitioning into the next phase, with a new history to be written.
Something we don’t know about Debmallya?
People hungry for knowledge used to read books. But since I was born in the tech age, I watch them in video form. I’m a voracious consumer of information through YouTube and movies. I have a significant interest in understanding the next phase of human evolution, space and energy. If anyone hasn’t seen Cosmos, produced by Seth MacFarlane, YOU MUST!
I also love comedy. My favourite comics are Conan O’Brian, Ricky Gervais, Bill Burr and Jonathan Ross, to name a few.
A fun fact about me, when I meet people, I ask who their favourite comics are; it helps me gage their style of humour.
One of the major things I look for in work is extraordinary, motivated people and thankfully my team is full of them. Blueface is approachable and flexible in their work, and the team always welcomes new ideas. It’s a time of significant growth in the business, so no day is the same, and the role is excellent for learning.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Blueface, whose job would you want?
I would introduce a new role if I could – Developer Advocate (read more). We’re usually busy churning out new products and features, which is excellent! However, I love researching new tools and tech. This is what keeps businesses at their best. So, a Developer Advocate would be the best of both worlds.
But if I had to pick from an existing one, I would have loved to work with the UX team. Design goes a long way in defining the product roadmap. It would be great to be part of this.
What’s your best memory / proudest moment in Blueface to date?
The proudest moment would have to be when I was assigned the Video Conference (VC) project. I was asked to create the background blur effect. I had to work hard to understand this new project. In the end, I pieced all the information together to deliver the blur feature in our VC and received positive feedback from our customers too!
Advice for anyone considering working at Blueface?
In all my experience, Blueface is easily one of the best places I’ve worked in. The people are friendly, and everyone trusts each other’s abilities. I would advise a thorough discussion with management regarding the products you’re being hired to work on, the products’ long-term goals, your goals and their expectations from you. Once you have them in place, you can begin to work and grow your career in a global organisation.
Interested in joining the team? We’re hiring across all departments! Visit the Blueface Careers page to learn more.