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PSL Team: Spotlight on Culture with Gustavo Arroyave

One of the most important components of PSL's culture is to create an environment that encourages constant growth and learning. ​To showcase this very idea, starting this edition of PSL Spotlight is Gustavo Arroyave, a 15-year strong PSL leader with a variety of different roles on his CV. Gustavo has plenty of firsthand experience navigating changing roles, confronting new challenges, and working with international clients. 

Most recently at PSL to support our goal of building a continuous learning environment, we've launched a variety of tools, including the training portal, lighthouse skill management platform, and stronger study guilds. 

Spotlight on Culture at PSL 

In this video, Gustavo Arroyave, Senior Developer and former Scrum Master, Solutions Architect, and more, tells us what resonates with him about PSL's culture and shares some advice for those new to PSL or those considering working with us. Based on more than 15 years experience working at PSL, Gustavo has some bright insights into the PSL culture.

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Hi, my name is Gustavo Arroyave and I have been working here for a long time, more than 15 years now. And, yeah that's a bit of me.

What about PSL's culture resonates with you the most?

Openness is key for new people joining the company. They need to be aware of this, so we constantly motivate people to provide feedback. And, openness is key to improving as a person and also as a professional. This is the most important thing, never take any criticisms or direct feedback as something wrong. This is an opportunity for everyone to improve.

What roles have you held at PSL?

Well, so as I mentioned I have been working here for a long time, so I played multiple roles. I would consider myself a software developer. I started as a developer, then I became a technical lead, a Solutions Architect, and then I started to transition to some management roles like a scrum master. Yeah, I played multiple roles in technical and management areas for several years, and lately I have been moving back to development. So, now I'm a back-end developer.

That's one of the cool things here, that you can move from one role to another if you're willing to do so right. That's one of the things that I really appreciate about PSL.

What makes you most excited to come to work everyday?

I would like to feel that I am adding value to what we do here. This is not a way for me to get by. I want to make something important and I want to help people. I want to help the team to succeed and I'm feeling I'm doing good while doing these things and that's what keeps me motivated to come every day here. 


Does Gustavo's story resonate with you? Are you looking to join a growing team working with pioneering clients in the U.S? Check out our open positions.

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