W e are excited to be adding Damian Kobak to our team as our newest Senior Software Developer in our Poland office! He will be aiding in the development and growth of our Payments team, collaborating with his coworkers to continue the innovation of our PCRS platform. The prospect of new knowledge and a challenge is what drew Damian to PCMI, in addition to a shining recommendation from a friend!
The Professional Side
Obtaining his degree from the Rzeszow University of Technology allowed Damian to pursue his passion for software; something he states he has always found joy in. He began his career as a Junior Software Developer working on large applications, primarily for hospitals in the U.S. Damian would later get a chance to cut his teeth into a leadership role, where he gained valuable insight into customer perspectives as a manager. This position taught Damian how to adopt a more proactive approach to development, saying:
“Don’t wait. Knock on a new door every day and do something meaningful.”
PCMI recognizes that our team members contribute unique strengths to our company as a whole. In order to maximize these strengths, we ask our new hires to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment, which helps us discover what they naturally do best. Damian’s top strengths are:
The Personal Side
Damian grew up in a small town in southern Poland. The beautiful landscape consisted of forests, lakes, and wide bike paths that played a perfect backdrop to his childhood. His parents have always been an important influence in his life, and they are part of the force that motivates him to achieve his goals. The other part? Damian’s 1 year-old son, who fills his days with laughter and love.
Though free time is rare for Damian, he tries to remain active whenever he can – whether that be through biking, hiking, skiing, and (on one occasion) running a marathon!
The Agony and the Ecstasy – Irving Stone
To Me You Are A Work Of Art by Morrissey