What exactly do frontend developers do at Geospin? Read more about how Oussema came from Tunisia to Geospin and what his responsibilities are now.
Geospin: Where are you from, Oussema?
Oussema: I'm from Mahdia in Tunisia. It's about 100km south of Sfax on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Geospin: How did you come to Freiburg? Or in your case, to Germany. Did you experience any struggles?
Oussema: By plane 😁 just kidding. Actually, it was Geospin that led me to Germany, not the other way around. As for struggles, paper work was definitely hard and time consuming. Luckily, Geospin was greatly involved in making the procedure smoother.
Geospin: Geospin leading you to Germany, that is interesting. Can you tell us a bit more about that?
Oussema: I was looking for a new experience in the Netherlands back then. However, a close friend of mine recommended that I look in Germany. And so I did. Interestingly, Geospins job offer happened to be the first result of my very first search for a job in Germany. Also, knowing about the product, the high level of interactivity and user involvement it embraces as well as meeting some of the team members had further solidified my choice.
Geospin: What did you study?
Oussema: I studied computer sciences and obtained my master's degree at the beginning of 2019. At the same time, I worked as a frontend developer for a small startup in Tunisia on a part-time basis for two years. After that I worked in the Netherlands, again for a small startup as a frontend developer on a full time basis for a year. And now I'm working at Geospin as a frontend developer.
Geospin: What exactly is your job at Geospin?
Oussema: As a frontend developer, I'm bringing to life our location intelligence micro-services and datasets by implementing the user interface and insuring its integrity and scalability.
Geospin: And how is working in the pandemic for you?
Oussema: I think it has its own advantages and disadvantages. But one thing is clear: it created a hybrid mode of working, further enhancing work-life balance. I absolutely love that.
Geospin: What do you do after work and in your free time?
Oussema: It depends on my mood. I have a great imagination where I could visualize things in motion in my mind, so mostly I try to express that using digital tools to satisfy this need of reproducing what I have in mind. Casually though, I hang out with some friends, grab a beer or play games.
Geospin: What is important for you in a workplace?
Oussema: I like a friendly atmosphere where fun meets work and a workplace where you don't feel as a tiny screw on a large plane. It's important to me to have a highly skilled environment where you can actually learn something. I also appreciate a flexible workspace, especially when it comes to working times. Luckily, all of the above mentioned points are met at Geospin.
Geospin: Can you bring characteristics from your hobby into your work?
Oussema: I am already bringing some of it into work, at least from a fundamental point of view. In my field it is critical to visualize the User Interface and check how the various elements that composes it interact and stack together.
Thank you, Oussema!