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Juan iMusician

Let us introduce Juan to you:

What's your job at iMusician?

I’m currently working with our Dev Team, as a QA Tester. This means being up to date on all the changes we make in our app and internal systems as well as reporting to our engineers any issues with such changes, ideally before they hit our main application.

When and how did you join iMusician?

In the beautiful summer of 2019, which was also my first summer in Berlin, I joined the company as an Artist & Label Relations Executive, working for the Portuguese and Spanish markets mostly.
I had moved from Lisbon a couple of months before that, with my ex and our 2 kids, and iMusician was my first job in the city.

What makes you excited to go to work?

I love the fast-paced environment, which is really adaptive to our customer's needs.. As opposed to companies with hundreds of employees, where new features take a long time to be implemented, at iMusician I have the feeling there is always something baking in the oven, about to be released.
Of course the human beings behind all this operation are priceless and I’m really glad to have found many friends here.

Tell us about your typical work day. Do you have rituals?

We usually get together at 9:45 every morning, to kickstart the day by sharing our accomplishments and blockers. Although some of the people in this call will always have a cup of coffee, I personally don’t have a special ceremony for it.

What do you love about your role?

Part of my role is to be a communication link between different teams. It's a really important part of my job at iMusician. It's also very satisfying to get to interact with so many different people in different branches of the company.

I also really enjoy working with our developers and seeing how they do all the magic in the backend!

How important is flexibility for you?

Very! Juggling the schedule of my 6 and 8 year-olds with having a full time job is definitely a challenge sometimes… It's actually like having two full time jobs!! But I'm very lucky to have had great managers along the way who understood how important this is, and that's why it never affected my productivity.

What was the biggest challenge you overcame during this time?

We recently switched our business model to a subscription-oriented one and this meant a lot of structural changes to the way our application behaves and the logic behind it.
It was necessary to run numerous checks in our “test environment”, as well as forming a Tester Guild of employees from different teams in order for all of us to be on the same page and able to communicate such changes to our database of artists.
The moment the trigger was pulled and the changes were presented to everyone was definitely a scary time, but the team gathered together and fixed any technical issues that came up, and in the end it was an amazing and super satisfying experience to complete such an ambitious project!

What are the key things you have learned at iMD?

How to work on multiple projects across different teams at the same time and understand the critical factors that lead to a project being pushed forward or not.

Fun fact about you?

Being a football lover, and a Brazilian living in Germany, you could find a couple of neighbours complaining about me celebrating goals at 2-3 am on a week night.

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