Posted by Bojana Lazarevska on 24 Mar, 2020
Have you ever wondered who works behind-the-scenes to ensure our clients receive the highest quality products?
At Future Platforms, one of the members ensuring our projects are ticking along smoothly is our Principal Developer, Douglas Hoskins.
Dougie has been with our team for over a decade and he is crucial to our business success and growth. Find out what his day-to-day looks like.
What do you do at Future Platforms and what is your favourite part about your role?
I’m Principal Developer at Future Platforms. It’s my job to make sure the development teams have everything they need to produce their best quality work. This includes everything from building systems and continuous integration, to languages, frameworks, and automated testing techniques. I love mentoring developers, sharing my knowledge, and watching the team grow.
Tell us a bit about your journey and how you got here:
I’ve been at Future Platforms for well over a decade now, originally working on apps for feature phones (think Nokia, Sony Ericsson, etc.), before embracing Android and iOS as they became more and more popular. Over the years, we have released apps for every device you have heard of (and some you won’t have!).
What projects are you most excited to work on and why?
We’ve been doing more work recently with voice and chatbots. I enjoy that because it’s still emerging technology, and there’s room to experiment and discover what it can do. We also specialise in cross-platform iOS and Android projects. I love the challenge of finding new ways for cross-platform teams to work together more efficiently.
What/who inspires you?
We’re really lucky at Future Platforms to work on some widely-used applications for high-profile clients. The thought that our work directly reaches and helps thousands of people is very satisfying and motivating.
Finally, what would your superpower be?
As I live near the coast, I have a longer commute to the office than some other teammates, so my superpower would be teleportation!
“Dougie is one of the hardest working people I know, with unparalleled knowledge and experience in mobile development. His enthusiasm and willingness to help solve problems is unsurpassed.”Ben Strawson, Technical Director – Future Platforms
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