Much like a pod of whales or a pack of wolves, did you know that a group of gorillas is called a band? In this blog series, we’re going to introduce you to members of our band—engineers, technical recruiters, PMs, designers, and more who make up the most important asset in Gorilla Logic…our talent! Are you Gorilla material? Join the band today!
Andrés Matamoros — Android Developer
Andrés is one of our amazing Android Developers here at Gorilla Logic. He has been working in development for about 7 years. Not only is Andrés a great developer he is actually an amateur cyclist as well! He also enjoys playing FIFA and watching all the FC Barcelona games. We are so happy to have him as a part of our Band!
Where’s your hometown? I live (and have always lived) in San Rafael de Heredia in Costa Rica.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? A tie between Yosemite and Sequoia national parks in CA, they were incredible!
How many years have you worked in your field? It’s going to be 7 years in July.
How do you spend your free time? I’m an amateur cyclist, I enjoy playing FIFA, and also watching FC Barcelona games.
If you could travel back in time to any period in history, when would it be? I would definitely go to the Jurassic era to spend some real time with the dinosaurs, but just for a little bit before it ends up like in the movie.
What is your guilty pleasure TV show? I stumbled upon The Black List once and I ended up watching the 5 seasons straight.
What made you want to work at Gorilla Logic? I just love the culture and some of the best developers I’ve known in Costa Rica work here, that must mean something!
Something that your LinkedIn profile couldn’t tell us?I was incredibly white and blonde when I was little. If you don’t believe me, just ask me for a picture!
Best advice when heading into an interview? Nothing good comes easy. If you want to excel you need to dedicate time to prepare and study hard, and most importantly, convince yourself you will rock the interview.
Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18-year-old self? Failure happens for a reason. If I wouldn’t have failed before I wouldn’t have learned the things that made me successful today.