A keen interest in new technological advancements and how they impact the world drew Thabo to a career in Software Development. “Software development sees you working with new technologies and innovations – making it a truly exciting career.”
As a Software Developer, Thabo’s role entails building applications, coding and engaging in discussions about application development with our technical team. At Saratoga his daily routine starts by checking company communication platforms to catch up on any company news. He then does a recap of the work he completed the previous day, providing an update to his team lead before planning his day ahead.
Like with any career, one is bound to face certain challenges along the way. One such challenge for Thabo was realising when he comes across stumbling blocks in his work, he has access to a whole technical team for support and advice. Initially Thabo would spend too much time trying to manage the challenge on his own, instead of turning to his team for guidance. “The only way to overcome that for me was to learn to open up in those situations and start a dialogue with someone who can assist with the issue at hand – this shift has been great for project work and team building.”
Thabo believes that organisations and teams should encourage an open environment where everyone is free to speak their minds in order to promote a space where team members can share ideas and encourage continuous learning. “I’ve found this type of work environment with Saratoga, and for me the company value which I identify with the most is ‘People Matter’. For Thabo it’s all about the culture of the company, which promotes an open, transparent and fair environment for him to work in.
Interested in joining the Saratoga team in Cape Town or Gauteng? Take a look at our current open roles here.