‘There are many things that need to be automated in this industry’



In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Jose Miguel Hobaica, Software Developer at Fiduciam.

What is the best thing about being in the bridging and development finance business?

Being a software developer in the financial industry is the best opportunity for me to combine my financial background with my real passion, coding.

There are many things that need to be automated in this industry, so you really feel that your job is appreciated, plus it is the perfect opportunity to meet interesting people from whom you can learn a lot.

What keeps you focused?

Mainly three things:

  1. Keeping those who benefit from my work satisfied
  2. Meeting my personal targets
  3. Coffee

What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?

I look for a healthy work environment, where you can have nice chats and laugh with your colleagues during lunch time.

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Definitely an optimist. I think that things normally turn out well.

What did you want to be as a child?

It depends on the stage of my childhood, as every year I wanted to be something different.

A non-embarrassing, non-show-off one is a mechanic; I have always loved vintage cars, and being able to get greasy and fix them was something that has appealed to me since I was a kid

What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industry in the coming months?

Interest rates have been peaking for a while now, and with inflationary pressure not decreasing as fast as expected, there is a lot of uncertainty about the timing of and scope for rate decreases.

Plus, there is currently a lot of global geopolitical uncertainty which could impact the whole economy.

Who or what makes you laugh?

A Spanish TV host called Carlos Sobera, who has the most hilarious and contagious laugh.

Do you dread Monday mornings?

In some stages of my life, I used to dread Monday mornings, but not in this one. I love my job, plus I consider coding as a real form of entertainment. Especially if I already had a relaxing weekend.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’m quite happy with my whole self, so I wouldn’t change a thing, other than some small physical details but that is topic for a different interview.

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

I miss the dinners I used to have with my parents when we picked up some random street food take away.

I wish it was possible to have one of those again.