Meet The Team Monday: Jolly Alvin Caralos our Developer

Welcome to the 15th installment of Meet The Peoplewave Team Monday, #MTPTM! Many of you are curious about what it’s like to work at Peoplewave and want to meet the team behind the scenes. Here’s your chance!

This week, we’re pleased to introduce Jolly Alvin Caralos our Developer.

Let’s explore more about Alvin as he shares with us his background in software development and his what it’s like working at Peoplewave and more.

1. Could you share with us about your background in software development?

I’ve spent five years in the software development industry as a full stack developer with a strong background in PHP and some of its associated frameworks like Laravel and Yii. During my early years as a software developer, I got involved in an agile development project which I find really helpful in doing quick releases and solve problems that could arise during the early stages of development.

Most of my work was related to web technologies, as the web is the easiest and fastest way to engage to users. I earned experience in using various technologies for backend and frontend services.

In the future, I would like to learn more also about DevOps and improve my skills in developing progressive web apps.

2. What are your biggest challenges at work as a Developer?

Making modern web apps compatible with Internet Explorer browsers (Nah!) :grinning: Delivering a good user experience is also on the list, I believe aside from writing a good code we as developers should also focus on creating an app with excellent user experience to increase user engagement and usability of the app. Also, learning new concepts and tools is also a bit of a challenge. You cannot just read it, you have to practice and implement it to actually learn and it’s kind of different in production setup.

Thus, having a reliable team like Peoplewave is important especially in solving these challenges.

3. While working at Peoplewave what is the project are you most proud of doing?

It would be “First 100 Days” as it was the first project I was assigned to when I joined the team and then I was assigned to implement first impression review as one of its features. What I like about this feature is the app helps new employees during their onboarding days by allowing existing employees to give their first impression on the newbie, help him assess in the areas that he can improve and assist what he can offer to the company. I believe joining a team is not just about what the company can offer to you, but it’s also what you can offer to the team.

4. What does your typical day at work look like?

It starts with checking my messages on email and slack for any team updates. If it’s Monday, we usually have a team meeting to discuss the tasks to be done for the week. I usually talk to the team lead to discuss how we can approach the problem. And then finally, on late afternoon sometimes we usually go outside for a breather.

5. Do you have hobbies or interest outside of work?

I used to play badminton during weekends. Also going on a short travel break with my girlfriend. I also love to eat a lot, so sometimes I do make pizza at home. I’m very much interested in reading Manga, all about anime kinds of stuff and computer games.

About Jolly Alvin Caralos

He has spent 5 years in the software development industry as a full stack developer with a strong background in PHP and some of its associated frameworks like Laravel and Yii.

About Peoplewave

Peoplewave is Asia’s leading blockchain-ready HR software company. It is revolutionising people management with data-driven, transparent feedback and verified performance data. Peoplewave offers two key products — the “First 100 Days”: a new hire onboarding tool and “Performance Wave”: continuous 360-degree performance appraisals.

Peoplewave’s software suite is blockchain-ready — its blockchain platform is called “Wavebase”. Wavebase is a revolutionary platform that provides ongoing verified employee performance information that will change the face of hiring and managing workplace talent.