Darek is a backend software engineer at the Order Group. His leading technology is Python - our favorite programming language. He joined us on December 2017, and since then he has participated in four major projects, each was more interesting than the previous one. Read his story to learn why he's happy he chose Order Group over an international corporation.
His first project was Clear Airspace. "I started here of the bat with an ambitious project of creating an MVP of an app that would compete with Boeing's Jeppsen Aviator. And we did it". The Clear Airspace app was used by Polish Medical Air Rescue as well as Polish Air Force Academy pilots.
The second project we threw Darek in was much more ordinary. The dashboard and backend for a content management system (CMS) for a media house. "Of course, it wasn't that exciting, but still I liked how smooth the workflow was. We managed to do everything on time without delays, and I knew how difficult it could be to please a client from the marketing industry with software design and functionalities. This was not a case here," says Darek.
The third project was Darek's favorite so far in Order Group. The task was to create an IoT system for monitoring and managing an airport lighting system for the AP-Tech company. The solution needed to be indefectible to meet the aviation industry standards, scalable, and useful. That's how MONSTER lighting managing system was born.
"I liked this project. It was a rare occasion to work on an old-school offline, stand-alone application. Today it's all about web apps, web services doing most of the work. Building an independent system that needs to work in every condition was a great experience,", says Darek.
The next Darek's project was even more complex. The AP-Tech hired Order Group to build a traffic control system that would allow ground operations even in inclement weather conditions. This would help the airport get a CAT III B certificate, the only one in the region. Darek was a vital member of the team that worked on the product (sold under ATOS brand).
"Working on MONSTER and ATOS, I learned so much about the aviation industry. I enjoy working on web applications and could serve, but building software for critical infrastructure as airports is a different story," remarks Darek.
"I appreciate the work culture in Order Group. We all know our short and long term goals. You always know where you are. The structure is very flat. Order Group's CTO, Maciej, is my team lead. He organizes the workflow, assigns tasks, and helps us if we have some technical questions. On every project, I worked in a small team of 3-5 people, and the cooperation is flawless. Everyone knows their role and is engaged in the project, so nobody's blocking, and the pace is swift".