How would you describe RavenPack’s technology stack?
Elegant. I find RavenPack's stack to be very well thought out and designed to be efficient both in speed and in costs. I especially find our stack in AWS to be very interesting to learn about and also fun to expand and improve.
What would you tell someone who is considering joining your team?
If you enjoy engineering challenges, you won't regret it. There's always interesting work to be done, but under a healthy work culture with reasonable deadlines and milestones.
Also, not only will you have the chance to develop with our amazing stack, but you'll also get the chance to improve your Common Lisp skills with some of the best lispers in the world.
Is there anything else that you would like to share?
I'd like to add that I'm very happy about my career progression at RavenPack. This is visible from my LinkedIn account, but I'll expand a bit more.
I joined RavenPack back in October, 2017, as a Junior Common Lisp Developer. At the time I was still finishing my Computer Science bachelor's degree; I had one subject and my final thesis left to be done. Until I finished my studies, I was compaginating studying and working full-time. I never felt overwhelmed by this situation because of RavenPack's work culture that I mentioned before. This moment of my life went by smoothly.
Ever since I joined RavenPack I've continued learning more about Common Lisp and more about computer science in general. I love finding better ways to engineer things, whether it's using some other technology, a different algorithm or a different programming paradigm. The team around me is always very helpful, making my life and my learning experience so much better.
Since I joined the team, it's grown a lot. We were a few lispers when I joined, but now we're a big family! It's amazing working with each and everyone one of the team members. Since the team grew so much, new managers were needed to make sub-teams, and because of my performance I was chosen to be one, thus being promoted to Lisp Services Manager back in January, 2020. I'm very grateful to have been given this opportunity and I'm looking forward to further progressing on my career here at RavenPack.