Working in the technology sector may bring you to unexpected paths in your professional career. On this journey, the eagerness to improve and to succeed is what makes the difference. And this is what happened with Gustavo Loubet, one of Belatrix’s most experienced employees. He started working at an early age and over time has grown into a key management role at the company. A truly fascinating testimony on how hard work really pays off.
“Go ahead because this is going to be great”
Can you please tell me about your role and the story of your career?
Right now I am in charge of the compliance and process improvement area. I’ve been at Belatrix for a long time – I joined in 2007, so roughly 12 years. My role basically consists of verifying all the improvement processes for the entire company. For example, right now our area is in charge of international standards such as CMMI level 3 and ISO 27001 for data security. Also, we are in charge of performing all the internal audits to improve processes and to develop training plans in order to cover any gaps in the area.
As for the story of my career, I started working when I was 17 as a computer salesman. Later on, I became an IT technician and then I enrolled in a software development company. Over there I worked as a helpdesk assistant for 2 years until I finally became a developer. After almost 7 years there, I moved to Belatrix and started as a tester. While doing this I saw we were in need of someone who knew about quality standards, so I raised my hand and said I could be in charge of it. Thanks to this, I was offered the possibility to be part of Belatrix’s management team, which is committed to provide quality service from the beginning.
What is the thing you love the most about your job?
The thing I love the most is the possibility to be part of the team that is in charge of the process improvement area. This is because we are in contact with a lot of different areas, helping them improve and implement best practices. Being able to provide our team’s perspective regarding internal processes, to be heard and valued across the company, is something I really like. Added to this I value being able to participate in defining the strategic objectives of the organization.
How has Belatrix helped you achieve your career goals?
Well, I have to say that even though I had some IT background before arriving at Belatrix, I had no idea of what I wanted to be or do for my professional career. Belatrix was of great help because they gave me all the opportunities to grow and become a more experienced professional.
Also, I was kind of a pioneer for the company in terms of their process improvement area which was also one of my main goals. Finally, Belatrix gave me the opportunity to enhance the internal growth process by undertaking a master’s degree in strategic business management which was key to deliver knowledge to the organization.
What has been your most memorable moment at Belatrix?
I remember the first CMMI certification we got for Belatrix. That was over 10 years ago. I cherish that moment a lot because it was the first time I was in charge of such a big project. The previous year we worked a lot in order to be eligible for the certification which meant we had done things right. Also, it was very different because back then all the company was involved. Nowadays, as we have grown exponentially, not everyone can be involved.
What are your goals for your career?
At the moment the idea of providing consultancy services for process improvement and compliance is something that has resonated in my head for a while. However, this is something we are still evaluating. So I would say that at the moment the main goal is focused on successfully acquiring all the certifications that the market demands, in order to ensure quality both in our internal processes and to our customers.
Who is Gustavo outside of Belatrix? Do you have any hobbies?
I am a father of two: a 6-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old boy, so I spend most of my time at home with my family. Besides that, I like to ride my motorbike in the mountains or spend time fixing things at home. Basically a regular family guy with some interesting responsibilities at work. Actually, when I look back and remember myself once again as a junior professional, I would like to say to myself: go ahead because this is going to be great!