Find out more about John’s experience in Portugal, a dedicated software developer at Lisbon Nearshore whose journey from Manila to Lisbon represents the fusion of diverse cultures and professional growth that our company cherishes.
In John’s own words:
“From Manila to Lisbon, my journey in software development has been beyond my wildest dreams. As a shy guy from the Philippines, I never imagined I’d land my dream job in Europe, overcoming challenges with positivity and discipline.
Portugal’s culture, with its majestic castles, historic architecture, and delicious Bacalhau à Brás, has captivated me for eight years. Although I’m still struggling with the language, I’ve found the Portuguese people to be incredibly welcoming and respectful.
Choosing Lisbon over Manila was a leap towards personal and professional growth, fulfilling childhood dreams of European vistas. While I cherish my time in Manila, moving here with my wife marked a new chapter of exploration and a better life for our family.
In Portugal, I’ve experienced a blend of cultural immersion, professional growth, and technological innovation. Being part of the Portuguese tech community is enriching, and I’m eager to contribute to this vibrant tech scene. Thanks to my wife’s support, we’ve been living our dream beyond our comfort zone for the last 8 years”.
At Lisbon Nearshore, we are proud of stories like John’s. They reinforce our mission to create an environment that goes beyond work, one that values and supports the diverse backgrounds and aspirations of our team. As we continue to innovate and lead in IT and engineering, it’s the unique experiences and perspectives of individuals like John that enrich our collective journey and drive us forward. Thank you!