The road to Bitrise: an interview with József Erős

József Erős shares with us his journey to Bitrise, his defining career moments, and what he would do for a career if he wasn't doing this.

We are talented, we are discoverers, and nothing is impossible at Bitrise! Meet József Erős from Hungary. Read about his most-defining career moments and journey to Bitrise — and learn what is possible to achieve at Bitrise and beyond.

Why did you choose to work at Bitrise?

It started out as a compulsory internship in my final semester. During those couple of months, the folks at Bitrise (it was called “Bitfall” back then) helped me begin my journey as a software developer, and I got to like it (and also the company) so much that I decided to stay. I still learn a lot here every day, so I’m happy I made that choice back then.

What’s your role at Bitrise? How does your role contribute to your wider career journey and provide opportunities for the future?

I’m a developer on the website team. Everything I know I learned here, which I’m very grateful for. Also, being a part of the company from the beginning & watching it grow to what it is today (and what it can become later) is a great experience.

What was the lesson that you learned along the way, that you wish you had known right from the start?

Back in the day, whenever I was met with a challenge, I often tried to come up with a solution of my own alone. It took some time to get used to the fact that many of the challenges I faced were pretty common ones & there were already a couple of standard ways of dealing with them. No need to reinvent the wheel.

Do you have any tips you’d like to share with aspiring Risers?

Use the product, even if it’s some smaller non-purpose sandbox app. I often get questions about how a certain functionality works & most of these I only know the answer to because of tinkering around with Bitrise throughout the years, despite the fact that I’m not a power user.

​​What kind of skills do you need to have to work effectively at Bitrise?

  • Always being constructive & respectful to coworkers when making decisions together.
  • Openness to trying new things, but also patience for the things we haven’t got around to dealing with yet - it’s just a matter of time.

What’s your favorite method of learning?

I found the best method for me is via pet projects, built from scratch. Though I also like to learn via video tutorial courses.

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