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!
Jesús Ruiz — QA Automation Engineer
Jesús is one of our awesome QA Automation Engineers here at Gorilla Logic. He has been working in automation for about 7 years now. When is off the clock Jesús likes to spend his time doing his wide range of hobbies that include: Recurve Bow archery, running, hiking, reading all kinds of books, trading card games, and more! We are so happy to have him as a part of our Band!
Where’s your hometown? I am from Caracas, Venezuela.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? I would say Mexico City, it is vibrant, full of culture, friendly people everywhere and the food is just amazing.
How many years have you worked in your field? I have 7 years of experience in Automation.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? Not to force things, whether a puzzle piece, a friendship or a solution to a problem things that are compatible fall into place.
How do you spend your free time? I like training Recurve Bow archery, running, hiking, reading all kinds of books, board games, and always on the lookout for new activities!
If you could travel back in time to any period in history, when would it be? I would go back to the time when the pyramids were built. There is so much mystery behind those pyramids.
Where do you go to relax and recharge? I like to go on hikes, it is a way for me to unplug from the rest of the world.
What is your most used tool in your office? Notepad++ for all of my notes and drafts, this makes the process easier.
Best advice when meeting with a client? Preparation is key to everything. Research the topic, be proactive, listen to the client, and don’t be afraid to take questions and answer them later by email or call.
Now that you have greater insight on the world (maybe;)), what would you go back and tell your 18-year-old self? I would tell myself that whatever happens, it is what we make of it that matters. And to work out more.
What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? Soft skills and being able to explain complex technical situations to someone with no background knowledge.
To learn more about Jesús and to stay in touch, connect with him on LinkedIn!