Many people can pick up a guitar and play some tunes, or sit down at the piano and start riffing a melody. Few people are born into a family that has been fine-tuning music for generations. And one of these multi-instrument superplayers is United Virtualities’ very own Victor Jose Betancohurt Hoffens, who has recently added to his family with the birth of his beautiful daughter.
Victor was born in Guatemala but now lives in neighboring Honduras. He’s a senior software engineer here at UV, and has been with us since 2018. This year his goal is to work towards becoming a technical lead.
Could you tell us a bit more about your music skills, Victor?
Well… music has been in my family for several generations. I’ve been playing the drums since the age of 8. And since then I’ve learned other instruments like the piano, acoustic guitar and the bass. Ah, and I also play in a worship band from my church, we’re called CityHope.
And how is your newborn baby?
She is great! Arianna is my princess, my world, the owner of my heart! This year, 2020, is special — and I’m not talking about Covid-19!
Don’t you have a related nickname?
Yea my nickname is “Veiby” which actually sounds like “baby.” My initials are VB and so some colleagues, Marco and JJ, changed it to Veiby. That’s how my nickname was born. Also, because I consider myself a positive and affectionate person, I’m always saying “baby” to my close friends and family, like “Hola baby”, and “Como estas, baby?”
What role did you start with at UV?
Do you have a secret behind doing great work?
I consider myself a superhero by trying to provide customers a better world for them. And I love receiving customer feedback — and even better to know that they’re satisfied.
Can you share a little tip for making your clients love working with you?
Well… I’m someone who is always looking for perfection. Maybe that’s why clients tend to respond incredibly well to my work. Another colleague, Damian, told me that I am “the developer with the least number of ticket regressions”. Cheers, Damian!
Who has been your favorite UV client so far?
The client I loved most working with was TMS (The Marketing Store). They’re great! As a developer it was incredible to have the detail of each task, the mockups, testing, use cases, etc. And I really learned a lot from them.
What do you love most about your job?
I love working with my friends with different cultures in different countries. And also the fun moments and knowledge that we share between us is amazing.
Do you have a favorite work-related meme?
Do you have a place where inspiration flows easier?
Sometimes for specific issues I feel blocked, so I decide to work at night or early in the morning when everyone is sleeping. I grab a cup of strong coffee, and listen to music — my favorite band is Hillsong United. Then I get down to it!
Do you have any advice for future UVers who want to work with us?
Yes I do! If you want to join the UV family and show your skills and passion for what you do, then join us. We’ll be waiting to welcome you! And you can even follow me on Facebook!