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Meet Mohamed Al-Sabbagh

“I chose Aspire because we deliver complex and scalable solutions. Whatever the technology, we are willing to learn it. Aspire’s mission and vision pushed me to work here because I share the same vision and values. To always stay ahead of the game and to always keep learning new technologies. That is why I chose IT and why I am an Aspirer.”

Mohamed Al-Sabbagh

Meet Mohamed Al-Sabbagh, Software Engineer, javascript lover, cinema addict, rap and hip-hop music fan.

Why did you choose IT?

I studied Software Engineering and I am nonetheless a Software Engineer. Funny enough, ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to be a Software Engineer, I have always wanted to work in IT.

What are you particularly passionate about within your industry?

I am extremely passionate about Software Design and Software Architecture.

Why Aspire?

I chose Aspire because we deliver complex and scalable solutions. Whatever the technology, we are willing to learn it. Aspire’s mission and vision pushed me to work here because I share the same vision and values. To always stay ahead of the game and to always keep learning new technologies. That is why I chose IT and why I am an Aspirer.

What does your typical day look like?

In the morning, I wake up and come straight to work. I don’t have much of a specific routine. When I arrive, the first thing I do is go through my emails and then I prepare for my team’s daily morning stand-up meeting. After that, I start working on my tickets. I have lunch with my colleagues and in the afternoon, we have stand-up meetings with the clients. After work, I usually go home, have dinner with my family, catch up on new technologies (by reading blogs) and rest.

Mohamed during daily stand-up meetings.

What do you value the most about the company?

The friendly environment in the office and the big customers we work with. We get access to the latest technologies, which means we are always up-to-date with the market.

What is your favorite movie/series?

I have 2 favorites: Bad Boys and John Wick. When it comes to series, I like: Game of Thrones, The Vikings and Breaking Bad. 

What’s your favorite singer, band, song?

Post Malone and Travis Scott and I have two favorite songs: ‘Take What You Want’ and ‘Highest In The Room’.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Hanging out with my friends and family, playing billiards (which I play sometimes in the office too during break) and going to the cinema (I am a big cinema fanatic).

Mohamed with his cousins.

If you had to choose one programming language to use for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

I would choose Javascript, because it’s a non-blocking language and it has a great community of developers.

What was the path to your current role at Aspire?

I started initially as a Software Quality Engineer and I stayed in that position for 2 years. After that, I moved to become a Software Engineer, which is where I am now. I am also proud to say that I have been voted as the employee of the month twice.

What is something that will surprise your colleagues?

I also have a Yemeni passport.

If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

A pigeon/dove, because it is an icon of peace.

You have 10 seconds to impress someone. What do you tell them?

Let your achievements speak about you.

What is one thing you want to do before it is too late?

I want to start my own company in the future.

What, in your opinion, are the most important issues in the IT industry?

Cybersecurity, for sure.

How do you believe Aspire can make an impact on our industry?

We deliver scalable solutions, so we have to work really hard to always improve and to stay on top of all the latest technologies. We can make a huge impact in the Jordanian and also Middle Eastern market for having the best talent available.

What’s your biggest personal achievement?

I was a volunteer for U17 FIFA World Cup 2016 in Jordan and I worked for the Spectator Services as a Co-Officer. 

What’s your biggest professional accomplishment?

When I moved from Software Quality Engineering to Software Engineering.

What superpower would you like to have?

To be able to teletransport to wherever I want.

If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Dates.

What’s your life philosophy?

Help people as much as you can, in order to try and make the world a better place.

Most memorable moment at Aspire?

When I was awarded the employee of the month certificate for the first time.

Any tips for new graduates?

Aspire is a great place to start, I started as a fresh graduate too. You will gain a lot of experience but you need to be prepared to learn as much as you can and to work hard.

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