Meet the team — Filipe Martins

Filipe Martins is an engineering team lead at Wodify who’s passionate about travelling, television and technology. Find out more about Filipe in our latest edition of Meet the Team!

What is your role at Wodify?

I’m engineering team lead.

Tell us about your academic background.

I have a MSc in information systems and software engineering.

Where are you from originally?

I was born in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores.

When did you join the Wodify family?

July 23, 2016

Why did you apply for the job. What were your expectations? Were they fulfilled?

After going through many projects in service companies as a consultant, I felt that moving to a product company made sense. I could finally work on a product that I feel is a little bit of mine, which is motivating and challenging.

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What is your favorite thing about working at Wodify?

The perks are great, but the most interesting part about working at Wodify is how talented our entire team is. This allows us to grow professionally, since we’re learning every day.

Filipe Martins is an engineering team lead at Wodify
What has been the most surprising thing about working here?

Since entering Wodify, I’ve seen a lot of organizational transformations. We grew from a tiny, tightknit team to a much larger group with an organized structure. And seeing it work!

What’s your biggest accomplishment in life, so far?

I think this moment is still to come.

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work? Do you have any weird hobbies?

I love going for a ride on my motorcycle. Sailing is another one of my favorite hobbies!

What are your top three bucket list items?

In no particular order:

  1. Parachute jump
  2. Drive across the U.S.A, coast to coast
  3. Take the train from Moscow to Beijing
Any bucket list items you knocked off your list recently?

I went to Las Vegas!

With unlimited money or talent, what would you do as a career?

Since I love technology, I would use it somehow to help solve some of the world’ problems — like child hunger or disease in third world countries.

What’s your favorite cheat meal?

A very large pizza — with lots of cheese and pepperoni.

What’s your guilty pleasure song?

U2 and Mary J. Blige — One

Is there a TV series you’re currently watching?

Billions. But right now, I’m watching Designated Survivor, Ozark and Narcos.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever travelled and why?

Thailand! There are so many things to do with delicious food and great people.

Who’s your celebrity crush?

I’d have to say Adriana Lima.

What’s your favorite video game?

Grand Theft Auto.

What’s your favorite movie and why?

I’m more of a series guy, and my favorite show is Band of Brothers.

Is there an app you can’t live without?

WhatsApp and Waze.

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