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!
Pedro Jose Araya Gonzalez — Agile Practice Lead
Pedro loves challenges and change, which makes him well suited to his new role as Agile Practice Lead. Pedro brings years of Agile experience to Gorilla Logic, most recently as a Senior Consultant Scrum Master. In his new role, he’s applying his pursuit of excellence to deepening the Agile practice, seeking fresh ways to share expertise, grow skills, and identify and embrace emerging trends. In his free time, Pedro spends time with his wife and playing with their two daughters, and his English Bulldog, Maximus. He also loves to challenge himself while working out, constantly striving for his personal best.
Where’s your hometown? I’m from Santa Barbara, Heredia in Costa Rica.
What’s your spirit animal? I most identify with the Lion.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to? My wife and I first bonded over our shared love of the movie The Lion King so for our honeymoon we went to see both the Broadway production of it in New York and the Disney World experience of it in Orlando.
How many years have you worked in your field? I have been working as a Scrum Master and in Agile for 5 years now.
Best advice you have received personally or professionally? The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from my father he said “Youth is wasted in young people,” so I always try to make it a point to not waste my youth.
How do you spend your free time? I love to spend time with my beautiful wife and two incredible daughters. I also love to go on adventures, so I like to travel around Costa Rica and find hidden waterfalls and beaches.
What motivated you to pursue working in your current field? My motivation is rooted in the opportunity to become a servant leader for my team. I am fully committed to being a great member of the Band and provide a great user experience to the customers and identify the added value we could implement as the best Consultants.
To learn more about Pedro and to stay in touch, connect with him on LinkedIn!