Working as a Backend Developer at ParkMan – Interview with Gerald Ezeude

Ever since he was a kid, Gerald Ezeude has been fascinated with computers. Growing up, mathematics and computers offered him the one thing he highly valued: consistency. Today, as a Backend Developer at ParkMan, he can say he has very much stayed true to his childhood aspirations.

For most developers, finishing that first piece of code is something they’ll remember forever. Gerald is no exception – the joy he felt at the time assured him that this was something he wanted to do for a living.

An ever-evolving company that is still maturing

Gerald has worked with ParkMan for three years now. In that time period, you get a pretty good grasp of the company – its strengths but also its points of improvement.

“The amount of freedom and trust given to developers is encouraging”

What has made Gerald stay with the company this long? He says it has a lot to do with the dynamic and upward-moving work environment that he feels has allowed him to grow professionally.

A team-based work environment

According to Gerald, to really enjoy working at ParkMan, you cannot be too much of a solo player. The work environment is highly team-based and a lot of emphasis is placed on the co-operation of coworkers that all work towards achieving common goals. Humor is an important part of the work culture: the ParkMan team is a good mix of different nationalities who you can share a smile or an occasional belly laugh with.

“Trust is crucial”

When asked what is the greatest lesson the past years have taught him, it goes back to the strength of teamwork and the concept of trust. Gerald says that, before joining ParkMan, he had a very independent approach to work – having previously worked as a freelancer, he got used to the fact that every deadline depended solely on him. To switch to a different way of working has been very eye-opening.

The greatest lesson I’ve learnt since joining this team is to trust your teammate. At ParkMan, the team-oriented way of working encourages collaboration as meeting deadlines depend on every member of the team. A team is only as strong as its weakest player. This has enabled me to improve my teamwork skills over time and learn to trust that other members of the team are as committed to delivering the best possible result as I am.

Other Employee Stories

We always care about wellbeing of our employees and this time we asked them what they think about working at ParkMan.

Ever since he was a kid, Gerald Ezeude has been fascinated with computers. Growing up, mathematics and computers offered him the one thing he highly valued: consistency. Today, as a Backend Developer at ParkMan, he can say he has very much stayed true to his childhood aspirations.

Gerald Ezeude

Backend Developer

Xie Liwei tried a ton of things before he realized that building products for mobile phones is where his true calling lies. Working at ParkMan has allowed him to improve his craft in a work environment that values freedom and self-management, along with a strong team spirit.

Xie Liwei

iOS Developer