PMA People

Q&A with our People

Seve Ponce de Leon

, Chicago

What current project(s) are you working on?
I work on the development of NetPoint, our in-house planning and scheduling software. My main role is in quality assurance and quality control where I focus on testing, customer support, and documentation as well as the processes, tools, and methods that we use

What is your career highlight so far?
My highlight has been coordinating the transition of our team to an Agile/Scrum development framework, as well as implementing standard testing procedures.

What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
Something called behavior-driven development. Like test-driven development, tests are written prior to coding, and then code is written to pass the tests. The difference is that tests are written in plain language by anybody! Exciting, right?

What university or college did you graduate from?
University of Wisconsin – Madison

What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
One of my favorite things about Madrid and Spain in general is the culture surrounding food and drink. For example, when you order a drink, you’re almost always given a bite along with it. Also, you can eat standing up in many bars. Lunch is the main meal of the day (2pm). And many meals are prolonged with conversation, desserts, and digestifs.

Fun Fact!
I am the “younger” twin.