Meet the Team: Lead Developer, Jorge
In this month's Meet the Team, we get to know another one of our team members.
Our developers bring our clients’ visions and our UX designs to life. They are passionate about all things tech and help us deliver our innovative solutions.
Jorge Ruiz is one of these developers who has been integral in shaping many of the mobile solutions for our clients. Although Jorge first joined us as a contractor, his technical expertise was so invaluable that we decided to keep him in the team and made him a permanent Future Platforms member.
What do you do at Future Platforms and what is your favourite part about your role?
I am a Lead Developer at Future Platforms. It’s my job to develop products and to ensure every product we deliver is done to the highest possible quality. I have more than eight years’ experience working in mobile development and I love to resolve problems in a clever way to deliver solutions that make people’s lives easier. The best part is building them together with great people, which allows me to grow as a person and as a professional.
Tell us a bit about your journey and how you got here:
I got a Masters Degree in Computer Engineering in Spain and after I worked on building an app to pay with your phone (BlackBerry, iOS and Android), I decided I wanted to take an adventure: to live and work in London. That was eight years ago. Since then, I have worked with multiple companies on different projects, one of which was creating an Android tablet and building an excellent user experience for the Domino’s Pizza app at Future Platforms, where I have now been working for more than two years.
What projects are you most excited to work on and why?
I love to work on projects where I feel we are helping perople and improving the everyday lives for end users. That gives meaning to what I do.
What/who inspires you?
People who are creative and use it to improve the world are who inspire me the most. I am in the technology industry because I think it has the power to transform and improve the way we live, so every time I see an innovation that does this, it encourages me to keep improving and keep working on it.
Finally, what would your superpower be?
To fly. Just imagine being able to see the world from a whole new perspective. It would be good to experience how that would shape thoughts and inspire creativity. Flying at extremely high speeds would also be great to discover the world!
Jorge has been fantastic to work with across a number of projects. He has excellent technical knowledge and can work flexibly across both Android and iOS, making him an invaluable member of the team. And he likes Ramen.”
– Nitan Patel, Senior Project Manager | Future Platforms