Adam Misiorny is a Frontend Engineer and Tech Lead at Bitnoise. Since Adam is one of the most experienced software developers on our team, we thought he would be the perfect person to offer insight into how our different developers cooperate during their work.
At the moment, I’m a Frontend Principal Engineer in a long-term project with JOIN. This means I have the most detailed knowledge of the project and the associated systems. As a result, I’m the one who makes decisions regarding development directions and front-end architecture. It’s a big responsibility. Sometimes, I work on developing the platform itself, but mostly, I’m in a leadership role.
From the perspective of the front-end developers working alongside me, my task is to accelerate product development and render it as efficient as possible. Since I am tasked with ensuring efficiency, I also get in the trenches and help solve complex problems should the situation require it. I’m always of use to other developers.
Indeed, I often introduce new developers to the project. I take an active role so that each developer can get started working on our products quickly and eliminate onboarding uptake time.
Part of this onboarding task is to acquaint developers with our application architecture and coding standards. This helps light the path forward for quality work to get done. Under my watch, developers familiarize themselves with the common processes we use with each project. These range from pull requests to production deployment.
I assign each of my junior and middle-tier developers a senior “coding buddy” who assists them with their daily tasks if necessary. As the Principal, I supervise the developers at the review stage with an emphasis on the initial stages to ensure that we set the right tone. Should any of my developers have an inquiry, I am quick to answer them and assuage their doubts.
My role as a consultant is one of the most critical parts of my job. I need to give every developer context as to why we approach each problem a certain way. Less experienced developers soon absorb our general programming ethos at Bitnoise as a result. Understanding is the key to growth.
While I am usually busy shepherding young developers, it’s not uncommon for me to learn a thing or two from them myself. My experience is a major asset, but that can sometimes mean that my programming approach is rather fixed. I benefit quite a bit when I receive fresh perspectives from young computer science graduates. Our work is enriched when I can look at an issue from a different angle.
Above all, I prize developers who have a passion for learning. Anyone who hungers for knowledge can be taught anything, making them more adaptable as programmers. It’s no use trying to force-feed solutions to a disinterested developer. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
It’s a fantastic atmosphere. Isn’t it? After 9 years of working here, I still haven’t tired of my role. And I’ve grown along with it. Even as Bitnoise has evolved and grown, the team spirit has never changed.
When I was a young programmer, I worked on several projects with diverse topics. Consequently, my breadth of programming knowledge skyrocketed, and today I am happy to say that I have experience that ranges the entire spectrum of software development. Once Bitnoise assigned me as the leader of a long-term project, I appreciated the new stability. It felt as though I had been preparing for years for this role given my work in so many different fields. After 4 years of working with JOIN, I still haven’t grown bored of the project – it keeps me on my toes as I learn new ways to solve the problems we encounter.
If you’re looking to work for a stable company where you can grow your programming skills, I highly recommend working at Bitnoise. The atmosphere is, as I said, top-notch. Personal development is a priority for all of us.