Francisco Garcia de la Barrera – IT Solutions Architect
My role at QAT Global is giving technical solutions and directing the team when working with customers. I am a member of the architect team at QAT, and I also participate in selecting new technologies that we apply for the company. I am often the channel of communication between the customers and the development team, and I am able to give technical guidance to the team so we can fulfill the requirements for our customer and the project.
Being a software engineer since 1987 has allowed me to have a vast understanding of technology and new technology being produced. I also understand very well the business needs of the customers and am able to align what we have in our portfolio of technology to support those needs. The translation between the needs and technology is a key factor, and I do my best to assure that our client is left happy with the results. Having very high standards of our software production here at QAT helps our customers receive the best quality results, and by following these standards, I am able to meet our customers’ requirements. I always stay committed and put myself in the customer’s shoes. It is my goal to try and help them be successful.
A large contribution I give to this company is being bilingual. Because I can speak fluently in Spanish, I am able to help translate with many customers for projects. I am able to help gain an understanding of the technical terms and adapt to the context of the system or project. Another major contribution is my understanding and knowledge of the technology Cool:Gen.
My work excites me because this is a career where you have to learn something every day. It is a challenge to keep up with the technology, and I love that. I am always searching for new technologies and trying to find where to apply that technology, and that is a passion of mine. I have been with QAT Global for ten years, and I truly love the work I do. I really enjoy QAT, the size of the company, and the very talented people that are a part of this company. Everywhere you look at QAT there is talent- I love to see that in the workplace.
Getting Personal – What to Know About Francisco
What do you believe makes QAT Global exceptional?
People, Process and Technology, the diversity, experience and high information technologies skills of the people that work for QAT Global make the company a big asset as an IT partner for several kind of business, the processes and standards used internally increase the quality and productivity of our solutions, and the available and state of the art technology that we can use, give us all the required elements to generate the best solutions for our customers.
What’s something about you that not many people know?
I am a very social person. However, not a lot of people know that I love soccer, and I love motorcycles.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy?
I really enjoy spending time with my family. I believe family is very important, and when not at work quality time should be spent with them. I am also passionate about music, and I play the bass guitar.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
My family, working with computers and technology, and playing my bass guitar would be impossible for me to give up.
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
Usually, I will be spending time with my two daughters, possibly at the theater, or practicing/watching sports-especially soccer.
Anything else you’d like to tell people about yourself?
I’ve learned that it is a challenge to be from a different country, and be successful in this profession. In my case, I am from Mexico, and I have learned that one must overcome the impression and doubts that some people may have about being from Mexico, and being a software engineer- but I can say there are very many talented software engineers in Mexico, and all around the world.