FMTC Employee Spotlight: Ruben Rosario

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Meet Ruben Rosario, Front-End Software Developer at FMTC!

How long have you worked at FMTC? What is your current role?

It has been 10 months since I joined FMTC, and I am currently a front-end software developer.

What do you like most about your job?

First of all, I like the company’s culture. Despite working remotely, our culture makes us feel closer to one another. Second, I’m fortunate to work with such talented people from whom I get the chance to learn every day.

What is the best career lesson you’ve learned so far?

I’ve learned that I can be more productive if I 1) focus on those things I can control, 2) do my best with the resources I have available, 3) ask questions when I don’t know, 4) reflect on my mistakes and learn from them, and 5) stop being a perfectionist.

What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

When I am not working, I like to work out. I usually do functional strength training. I also enjoy listening to music while taking a 45 to 60-minute walk. I like to hang out with family and friends, and I always have a book to read or an audiobook to listen to.

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?

Because I am 6’ 6” tall, I often get asked if I am a basketball player, but In reality, I don’t even like basketball (or any other team sport). One time I decided to play basketball to see if I could like it. I tried to make 100 shots at the hoop on my first attempt and missed them all.

Where’s your favorite place in the world?

My favorite place in the world is the city of Porto in Portugal. I’ve been to many beautiful places, but Porto never ceases to amaze me.

A photo of Porto, Portugal, taken by Ruben.

What’s your motto or personal mantra?

I recently read the book Atomic Habits by James Clear, and the following quote resonated with me: “If you get one percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done.” So, every day, I try to improve at least one thing.

What is your hometown?

It’s hard to name a single town as my hometown. This is because my family used to move a lot when I was a kid, and I never stayed long enough in one place to grow roots there. But my home country is Cabo Verde, a beautiful Atlantic Ocean archipelago located on the west coast of Africa.

Ruben and his girlfriend Ariel in Braga, Portugal.
Ruben and his brother Danny in Massachusetts.

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