Team Member Spotlight
Part three of the series which features the amazing and talented people behind team Gravity PDF.
Mc Glenn Tangalin is one of Gravity PDF’s Junior Software Developers. Like most of us in the team, he too is a full-time remote worker/parent extraordinaire👨🏼💻. Glenn is a father to one beautiful daughter, and he’s been happily married for five years. Work from home is nothing new to Glenn; he was a Freelance Web and System Developer since 2018 until he joined the company. Here at Gravity PDF, he spends the majority of his time working on Bespoke projects, and managing premium templates in the online store. And he’s been at it for 14 months now! In this article, Glenn shares with us how he deals with the perpetual adventures of work-life balance
Let’s dive in this spotlight interview and find out more about Glenn!🧐
What is your philosophy?
What three words best describe you?
Dad. Noisy. Frugal.
Why did you pick this career?
Earning a living working from home allows me to take better care of my beautiful daughter, and is a dream come true for me.
What do you like about working at Gravity PDF?
We have a fantastic team that I get to work alongside and be mentored by. Plus, I appreciate that my opinions and insights are recognised. It boosts my motivation at work.
What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside work?
Because I’m an active member of our church, I always visit our ward and help them with their needs. As for sports, I used to be a table tennis player back in college.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I play the violin, piano, and guitar.
What three words best describe your first year with Gravity PDF?
Flexible. Engaging. Rewarding.🏆
How is this job helping your career development?
There’s always something new to learn! Every project I engage in allows me to further enhance my skills, and I have the freedom to research and grow my skills.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Gravity PDF, whose would it be?
Our Marketing Manager, Dan… maybe! I’m not good at writing, so I’m not really sure why 😆.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
The Finisher. The goal is not to finish first, but to finish and achieve my dreams at the right time.
If you could make a movie about Gravity PDF, what would be the plot?
It would have to be a sci-fi! Imagine the team getting hired by the government to solve a world-wide data-privacy problem in a dystopian future. Humanity is failing in this regard, and we’re all compelled to convert data into PDFs—and all this can only be done using Gravity PDF 😎.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
I’ll spend more than half of it to invest in stocks. 📈
What do you find the most challenging part of your position?
To complete Bespoke client projects with little-to-no revisions needed.
What is on your wish list for the next two-to-three years with Gravity PDF?
One wish is for us to launch a drag and drop UI of our plugin. Also, to keep building more powerful integrations with other Gravity Forms plugins.
What advice would you give to people starting in your industry?
Every road is paved with chances. You just have the courage to take that first step.
How do you balance your career and family?
I have my set hours of work every day. When done, I make sure I switch off and focus on my family.
Complete this sentence: Gravity PDF has taught me to _____.
…always work hard in order to reach my maximum potential. I treat every training, project, revision, and interaction with my teammates as personal development experience.