Embracing remote working – Juan Cruz Viotti
Why don’t employers like remote workers? Jump to 3:54 to find out
He focuses on building high-quality software and is passionate about open-source, maintainability, testing, software correctness, and static program analysis. He’s been with Balena for 4 years moving from a Software Engineer to a team lead and now he is the Engineering Lead.
Prior to Balena.io Juan worked as a Software Engineer for Rulemotion and PikaPay.
Why do employers not like remote working?
“There are a lot of challenges to remote working as well as opportunities. I also think a lot of people are resistant to change. I see remote working as a ‘new arena’ in the working world. So people are naturally skeptical of it. There’s a large section of society that hasn’t figured out how to make it work well yet. There are a few good examples but the remote working method isn’t as mainstream as your 9 to 5 office and this has meant large companies are more reluctant to take a chance with it.
If your company is 5 or 10 people its easy to work remotely and implement a culture that supports that. A large company which has legacy systems and layers of bureaucracy makes it difficult to use remote working as a tool.” – Juan Cruz Viotti
01.01 Let’s get more remote workers
03.54 Creating the infrastructure for remote working
05.08 Juan’s experience working remotely
06.06 Is the traditional office dead?
07.08 Working remotely in Argentina
09.28 The 9 to 5 is no longer a thing
12.16 Friday hacks & culture
15.45 Working on the Internet of Things
17.09 What’s Balena.io working on?
19.59 Adapting to client requests
21.50 Getting involved in open source projects and setting goals