Why We Love Working With You – Daniel Janus – Frontend Developer

1. What do you do at Mood Up?

I am a Frontend Developer. In MoodUp, I came across a large project based on Angular – I am responsible for creating new functionality and maintaining the code.

2. Do you remember your first days at work? What feelings accompanied you?

Yes, I remember, I was stressed, and in the first hour in the new office, I entered the wrong password several times and locked my new laptop, so I immediately had to ask Radek for help 🙂 However, I liked that I had a lot of time to get used to things – I could work on training tasks calmly and get accustomed to the new environment. I work from Cracow, so it was also an opportunity to visit Poznan.

3. What did you career path look like at Mood Up?

When I came to MoodUp, I didn’t have much experience with frontend – I had worked with Angular and Nest for 1.5 years before that. At MoodUp, I was given a project in React to start with – it was great. The application was for making quick international payments. I learned many new things and became familiar with state management using REDUX, functional components, etc. Later I moved to the final project, which I am still working on today – an application for managing fields and farms based on Angular and NGrX. The beginning was time-consuming, the level of complexity of the project was high, and many technologies were utterly new to me, such as NGRX or Websockets. The work pace on the project is very high; recently, the flutter team released an application into which we have been integrating our frontend project for the last few months.

4. What qualities and skills do you think are essential for the Frontend Developer position?

At my position and any other place in a software house, essential qualities are communication and resourcefulness. In addition, good communication within the team allows for stress to be saved and for working in a friendly atmosphere. From a technical standpoint, in frontend, it’s essential to have a good understanding of JavaScript and TypeScript. It would be good to know at least one framework, like React, which is popular today. Knowing the testing environment and being able to write some tests yourself is also essential. Finally, it’s good to know the basics of Docker and at least the principles of CI.

5. What event/project/achievement related to your work at the company will remain in your memory for a long time?

I work in a great team, so daily work and atmosphere will stay in my memory for a long time. I have fond memories of the WarsawJS fair, where I first met people from work. We’re working on a project that has a real, significant impact on the future of agriculture and that in itself is highly exciting.

6. What do you like to do outside of work hours?

Outside working hours, I spend time with my boyfriend – we go to the gym and play tennis. I also often test new solutions or learn new things related to frontend or backend development. In addition, we usually meet up with friends and play console or board games. I love spending time with my cat, but he doesn’t like spending time with me.

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