In this “Inside Globant Studios” edition, we spoke with Agustin Pablo Huerta, Studio Partner, Enterprise Consumerization and Continuous Evolution.
Tell us about you, your family, your passions and hobbies:
My name is Agustin Pablo Huerta, I’m 32 years old. I’m an IT engineer, graduated from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE). I have a daughter who is 12 years old. We are both passionate about videogames and comics, I have a considerable collection that has been growing and continues to grow since I was her age. I have action figures as well, which creates a challenge to keep home organized. Everything goes like a tetris at home.
How long have you been at Globant and how did you build your career here?
I have been working at Globant for more than seven years. I currently work as Studio Partner in two of our Studios: Enterprise Consumerization and Continuous Evolution, with a team of about 650 people.
I started with Globant in 2009, as Software Designer, working as Technical Leader on projects for an important account. Soon after joining Globant, the Studios were created, and I have been working there ever since. What I find very important for my professional development has been to build a strong relationship with the client and the whole team, not only meeting the expected goals, but also adding value.This is how I finally started to manage the whole account eventually moving up to my current position.
Everything is possible when you are determined to learn new things and are able to embody what your surroundings are teaching you, from high seniority positions to as well as from lower seniority positions – we can all learn from one another.
Which was your biggest challenge or most innovative project that you had to face at Globant?
The biggest challenge I had to face was when I traveled to Chicago, alone, for a month. I had to learn about a whole business domain which I had to transmit to the team that was developing it in Argentina. The system was super complex regarding working information volumes and the logic used for making calculations.
The most difficult part of the project was when I got to the point of having to tell the client about the mistakes in the calculations without the support of my leader. I had never imagined that I would have the courage to be able to confront that situation, in fact, I was unsure until the last minute. Undoubtedly, I consider this kind of situations the most gratifying aspects that this profession may have. It allows you to be able to learn from various business domains and then feeling the satisfaction of being part of the creation of something important.
In which of your daily tasks can you see Globant’s culture?
The fact that all the voices can be heard, I think that’s a clear example of Globant’s culture. Here, everyone can be a source of knowledge and learning. This is so embedded in Globant’s DNA that allows everyone to have a place to participate in a series of sessions about innovation with one of the company’s founders. I was there standing in front of a bunch of really amazing people and had the opportunity to express my ideas and opinions with total freedom, in order to offer something innovating for our clients.
After all the technological changes, how has your job changed over the years ?
In each new project I worked on, I tried to introduce something new in the market. In fact, I had a project that was specifically to develop base components for cross-use in every solution for the client, where we used every break-through. We did not leave a single thing without trying.
Working on this area, you can never be out of date. Fortunately, in a place like Globant, the quantity of projects that are developed every day is so big, that you always learn new things, because any Glober may already be working on that. That is enchanting, sitting along with a Glober and being able to see new technologies and market trends applied, is really attracting.
Do you have anything else you’d like to tell us…
When I joined Globant I was looking for an environment that could let me grow and learn from others. Seven years later I can say that it did not only meet my expectations, but it outranked them. I’m really grateful to r all the people that trusted me and my ideas throughout g this time and hope that a lot more people will keep joining this company so that we may continue to learn from them. Finally, as a general recommendation for those interested in becoming professionals at this: never stop studying, go to college and never drop it till the end. It is true that life experiences help you grow, but college prepares your mind so that everything becomes possible.