Meet the Team:
Get to know Toni Cancela, our brilliant Backend Team Lead at sync.
From fixing bugs that are impossible to find to motivating and mentoring his team, Toni is a big part of what makes sync what it is.
Backend Team Lead
Sevilla (Andalusia), Spain
Spanish, English, German, Italian, French… I love them 🙂
Favourite film and/or book
Really hard to decide between Pulp Fiction and Fight Club
I talk to my dog. A lot. Really, a lot.
I don’t think I have a favourite, to be honest. I think every place, people and culture is amazing for different reasons. That’s why I love travelling to any of them.
I’d say my grandma’s/mom’s Puchero. Always prefer homemade stews over anything else.
Looking for the bug messing up my code haha
What do you like about working at sync.?
I like being in a company that is at the starting point of its journey and being able to contribute to the whole process of the creation of the project.
What is your team like?
There’s nothing in the world that you can compare with these people. They’re simply the best people to work with.
How would you define the sync. work culture in 3 words?
Flexible, challenging and family.
What do you like most about BackEnd development?
I don’t want to make FrontEnd guys mad for saying this, but I’d say that BackEnd is where real coding/development happens. I’m not saying FrontEnd is not necessary, cool or hard, but complex logic and processing always happens in BE for obvious reasons and that’s what I really like.
What is the hardest part of your job? What is the part you enjoy the most?
I’d say the hardest part of my job is fixing totally unexpected errors, which are always almost impossible to find. The part I enjoy the most is when I have to handle my team and you see they’re motivated, comfortable and happy doing what they love… That’s really satisfying.
What is your favorite sync. feature?
Can I say the…upcoming crypto section? If I can’t, I would just say my favourite sync. feature will be released soon 🙂
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a career as a BackEnd developer?
Think twice, haha. No, but seriously… I’d say: be curious, build things, review your code from time to time and try to improve it and just repeat the cycle. By doing so, you’ll be a great developer.
Let’s make a difference.
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