Meet Pedro. He’s a technical sales architect at Crossover.
He got an early start in programming before studying computer engineering and becoming an IT consultant. Pedro is based in Lisbon, Portugal, and discovered Crossover through LinkedIn. In addition to building teams of top technical talent at Crossover, he teaches in the Arts and Information Technologies department of the School of Communication at Universidade Lusófona in Portugal.
Here, he shares how he got started in the tech industry and gives you an insider’s perspective of what a typical work day at Crossover looks like.
How did you get started in the IT industry?
I started programming at the age of 15 and pursued a technical education, achieving a master’s degree in computer engineering. While completing my studies, I worked on mobile payment research and development, which was cutting-edge technology back in 2006, and would jumpstart my career in the industry.
What are some of your day-to-day work activities?
Building top talented remote teams for customers worldwide, which involves discovery calls with customers, creating proposals to sell teams to external customers, and interviewing candidates to hire for those teams.
What does your work setup look like?
Working from home 95% of the time; the rest mainly in coffee shops.
What’s the best thing about working at Crossover?
Being remote — no need to waste time in commuting.
What project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
The ability to help with business development and have happy customers.
What are some of the challenges of working remotely, and how do you deal with them?
Creating intimacy with customers and co-workers. In order to tackle that, I always share my webcam on calls.
Do you have any favorite tools, techniques, or habits that help you stay productive?