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!
Juan Bosco Bustos Cortés — Scrum Master
Juan is one of our amazing Scrum Masters here at Gorilla Logic. He has been working in Development for just over 12 years. Juan likes to challenge the status quo and find new creative and effective ways to deliver the best results to his clients. While Juan is off the clock, he loves to dance, workout, play video games, and play soccer. We are so happy to have him as a part of the band!
Where’s your hometown?
I was born and raised in San Jose, Costa Rica but I have been now living in Heredia for the past 6 years.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
The city of Petra. There aren’t enough words to describe this famous archaeological site located in Jordan. The beauty of those vivid rose-red colored mountains and rocks, combined with the structures the Nabateans carved directly into the stone, is just breathtaking. There is no doubt why this was chosen as one of the modern world wonders.
How many years have you worked in your field? As a Scrum Master for over more than 4 years now but, I have been in the project management field for more than 8 years now where I have had the opportunity to serve and lead software development projects for 500 fortune companies such as Hewlett Packard, Procter& Gamble, Wells Fargo, and Fiserv.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? Always challenge the status quo. With the purpose to not only have a better understanding as a team of what we are delivering but, and most importantly, how are we delivering it and uncovering new ways to improve what we are doing.
How do you spend your free time? If I am not at home or elsewhere hiking with my friends, wife, and four dogs, I am either taking dancing lessons, working out at the gym, training with the soccer and ultimate-frisbee teams, or playing PC strategy games.
What’s one of your most embarrassing memories? I had to unwillingly, tricked by friends, to sing the YMCA song during a major league soccer game here in Costa Rica. The stadium was full and I do not know how to sing, so it was a terrible experience.
What made you want to work at Gorilla Logic? Gorillas are known to be top performers in their fields, so I wanted to be surrounded by the best talent.
Best advice when heading into an interview? Believe in yourself. Confidence is key.
What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? I have always felt passionate to serve others and help them achieve their full potential and goals.
What qualities make someone successful in the tech world? Curiosity and adaptability.
To learn more about Juan and to stay in touch, connect with him on LinkedIn!