Alberto Maghini

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Key Stats

Key Stats

Role: Solution Architect

Office: Turin, Italy

Year joined: 2009

Deltatre in three words: Ten years in three words is impossible!

Can you give us an intro into your background?

My background is not so technical – I didn’t go to university because I decided to start working instead. I finished school at 20 but since I started working, I’ve been learning. I think if you’re committed to this kind of job, then every day is a new opportunity to study something new because everything is moving very fast.

Why did you want to join Deltatre?

I started as a very young person and I found it interesting – plus, at that time I had the opportunity to fly to Vancouver on a work event. It was my first ever flight!

Why did you want to follow a career in technology?

During my last year at school, I was actually introduced to HTML and I thought, ‘Oh, okay, now I understand how websites are made.’ It was like seeing under the hood, or behind the scenes, of websites.

What is a ‘standard’ day in your life?

They’re quite busy because I’m working on several projects at the moment, so I speak with several clients. I speak to them about projects from a technical perspective. I also speak with a lot of colleagues working in different countries working to different time zones. My day is typically about making the client happy, but that doesn’t mean saying yes to everything, but to make sure everything is working smoothly.

What's the most exciting part of your job?

I think one of the most exciting parts of my job is that even though Deltatre has been around for 30 years, we are still able to innovate. Many times in my ten years at the company, we have taken a small risk but delivered something really cool.

This excitement spreads to the entire team because if you start working on something so new that you only read about it yesterday and you then have the opportunity to work on it, you see the excitement on people’s faces. They are happier to get to work and they want to show the world that this part of the project, or this part of the website, is made by them.

That’s the exciting part of working here; the innovation and the possibility to work on something that’s consumed by millions or even billions of users. It’s like being part of the events, even if you are not a player on the field.

Any memorable projects?

There are lots; I’ve worked on several projects with FIFA and the NFL. Just recently I led a project for the NFL clubs. In less than eight months we delivered 32 new websites all on Forge. It was very challenging but I am proud of what we managed to achieve.

What's it like when you see your work in the real world?

I feel very excited and proud of the work that is done by the company and the team that I work with.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I try to go running. I’ve also started learning to play the guitar.

What’s the work-life balance like?

The flexibility grows as the trust grows. You just have to do your stuff; you know what you have to do to achieve the results you want.

What’s your favourite part of working with Deltatre?

The people around me; at any level, or in any function. I would say that I have friends inside the company, not just colleagues; we’re like a family and I find it amazing that the company started with three people and now there are 1,000. Working here makes me proud every day.

What are your biggest learnings since joining?

I was shy when I was younger, but speaking to clients is one of the most fundamental parts of my job so I really improved from that perspective.

What tips do you give recruits when they join?

Don’t be shy, especially to people who are more senior to you. Don’t be afraid to share your point of view. Feel free to express yourself.

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