Employee Profile - Benjamin Dubé, Front-End Developer

August 9, 2023
Entretien - Benjamin Dubé

What does the daily life of a Front-End Developer at Tink look like? We asked Benjamin Dubé, who has been in this role within our team since October 2021.

In a few words, how would you describe your position and your daily routine?

Right off the bat, I can say that this position is anything but routine! The daily tasks of a front-end developer are very diverse and complement the work done by several other teams (analysis, design, UX/UI, web analytics, etc.) in the website creation process.

In particular, I have to work closely with back-end developers to ensure that the visual design aligns with what has been created by the graphic designers and includes all necessary interactive elements. We also need to ensure that the website is responsive (optimized for all screens/devices), accessible, and provides an excellent user experience.

However, I must emphasize that developer roles at Tink are not all the same. Some of my colleagues focus on one or two major projects, while others, like me, work on dozens of different projects throughout the year, with varying levels of involvement and responsibility each time.

In your opinion, what skills and qualities should a person demonstrate to hold a position like yours?

First and foremost, I would say that it is essential to be curious to stay updated on the latest technologies related to our work and to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face. Additionally, being able to prioritize tasks effectively is crucial. Organizational skills are also an excellent asset for managing time and the various requirements of a project.

Lastly, as with any other profession, one must be passionate about what they do! When you have passion, you become more involved, and I strongly believe that it greatly influences the quality of a project.

What have you learned during your years at Tink?

Tink is the first company where I've worked that is large enough to have several distinct teams, each with their own specialties. As a result, I've learned to better differentiate the various stages of website creation. This has allowed me to develop new skills and deepen my knowledge in other aspects of a project, such as accessibility, SEO, or web analytics.

What do you appreciate about the company that makes you stay?

As I mentioned earlier, my work at Tink is never routine. I work with various technologies and face diverse challenges every day, which is something I particularly enjoy! Additionally, I collaborate with talented colleagues who are always there to support me in all aspects of digital work.

I also love the fact that, despite the company's size, Tink has maintained a human and approachable atmosphere. I never feel like just a number! There's a great spirit of friendliness and collegiality, and it's always a pleasure to socialize with colleagues during 5@7 gatherings or other social activities!

What is your proudest professional achievement?

It's challenging to pick just one! However, I would say that my main source of pride is having quickly gained the trust of my peers. From my early days at Tink, significant projects were entrusted to me. It's also very rewarding to see that my professional opinion is valued and to feel that I have a real impact on the projects I contribute to.

How would you describe the work atmosphere at Tink?

I must admit that I had some concerns when I started working at Tink in 2021: given the size of the company, I feared that I would just be one resource among many. However, this fear quickly proved unfounded!

Despite the number of employees, the atmosphere at Tink feels like that of a big family (yes, I know, it's cliché!). Many Tink employees have been working there for many years, which creates a very interesting dynamic. Everyone is approachable, and the relationships between employees go beyond the simple professional framework.

To you, working at Tink means having the opportunity to...?

It gives me the chance to work on significant and diverse projects. It also provides access to resources in any related field. Let's just say that there are far fewer limitations!

What advice would you give to future employees in your field?

The most important thing, in my opinion, is to stay on the lookout for new web technologies since they are constantly evolving. It's essential to stay informed and deepen your knowledge because the digital world moves very fast! This way, it becomes easier to develop better-suited solutions for each project.