Special thanks to Virgilia Aguirre for translation assistance.
SHAUMBRA MAGAZINE: Where do you live?
RICARDO: I live in the city of Chetumal, in the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Quintana Roo is located in the country’s southeast, and my city is about 20 minutes away from Belize’s border. The weather is hot and humid.
SM: Tell us about your family.
RICARDO: I am currently married, and my wife’s name is Edith Marcela. She is an Electrical Engineer, and she works in a middle high school as physics and chemistry teacher. I live with her and with my son Eitan Aarón. I have two children: my daughter Naomi Sofía lives with her mom and I have a very good relationship with my daughter. I am 27 years old, and I am the youngest member of the Techquila Team.
SM: What are your responsibilities/what do you do for CC?
RICARDO: As you know, the store has two parts: the front-end, which is what customers see when they purchase any products, and the management area or what we call back-end. I am working in the back-end with Alfredo Barranco, who is the area leader, managing the store’s core. The idea is that I learn more in this area so that I can eventually become the leader and Alfredo can move on to other areas where he might be required.
SM: How long have you worked in this field?
RICARDO: I have been working as programmer since May 2015. Since then, I worked two-and-a-half years for a housing subdivision in the invoicing area. I wanted a better job, so I joined General Datacom, a company with headquarters in major cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara and Toluca. They created a software support group for a health agency in the State of Quintana Roo, and when the person in charge had to go back to his home city, I took his place. I graduated as a Computer Systems Engineer in 2019.
SM: What’s it like to work in such an unusual company?
RICARDO: After 4 years in my job, I felt that I’d stopped growing. I had a long commute every day, so I decided I wanted to get a remote job because I needed to be closer to my family. Also, if I wanted to continue to learn good practices in software development, I needed a change. I started looking for new options and I found the Crimson Circle. I had a bit of the English language limitation, but I know I can learn. I applied for the job, and a few days later I was contacted by the company. After a series of interviews, I joined the Crimson Circle team and I am experiencing new ways of working. It was the first time I was working remotely, and I faced a few challenges, but I have learned a lot. The work is highly organized, and they help you learn. I have enjoyed working for the Crimson Circle so far.
SM: Do you have any hobbies or passions?
RICARDO: I don’t have very defined hobbies. I like board games and strategy games, but I don’t have much time to play. I also like video games. Two years ago, I decided to learn how to swim, and I enjoyed it very much, but I had to stop because of the pandemic. And I would also like to learn how to dance and practice skydiving.
SM: Is there anything else you’d like to share with Shaumbra?
RICARDO: I would like to continue working with the Crimson Circle and with my peers. I want to gain further experience in software development. I also want to learn English and it is one of my important goals right now. Also, I had the dream of traveling by airplane and it became true with the Crimson Circle in a co-working experience we had in the city of Puebla. I would also like to travel to the United States.