A lot goes into 3dcart, and we're fortunate to have great people covering all aspects of our service and platform! We're proud of our team and want you to get to know them, so every month we feature one of our best in the Employee Spotlight series. This month, we interviewed Atif Saghir, Web Developer, who has been with us for 2 and a half years.
What are your duties at 3dcart?
As a front-end developer my duties are mostly related to coding. Developing websites from scratch, modifying current themes or websites, and taking care of tickets or issues of current 3dcart customers are all part of my job. I mostly deal with project managers. After a project managers gets all the details from the customer, I develop those ideas into a live theme. I am always happy to help our support team anytime if they have any questions or if they need any urgent help to keep our customers' websites running without any delay. Other than customers' projects, I am also involved in the development of many pages on 3dcart.com.
How did you get into the field and arrive at your current position?
I have always wanted to be a developer, so I chose that field in school and college. Now I am here at 3dcart.
What do you find most challenging about your job here?
I do different kinds of tasks and I love doing that. When you love what you're doing, you should not care about any challenges because you know you will take care of them.
What's your favorite thing about 3dcart?
I love everything about 3dcart. We have such a friendly and professional staff that create a family environment where everyone shares the same vision and dedication to their role in the company.
Who is/are your favorite 3dcart client(s)?
I do not directly deal with clients, but I give the same attention and love to each project and treat every website as if it were my own. That is why I always have minimum or no revisions from clients in my department. So all our clients are my favorite.
How do you personally apply 3dcart's Core Values (Results Oriented, Reliable, Customer Focused, and Responsive)?
I believe if a customer has a problem, that is our problem, and if they are happy that means we are on the right track.
What piece of advice would you offer a brand new online store owner?
Take your time to do research on how your website needs to look and if it is attractive and user-friendly. Pay extra attention to SEO for your website, which includes proper and unique content. A few very important things that new clients need to take care of are the look and feel of your website, content, title and meta tags of products. You also need to make sure your images are optimized, and that your design is responsive on all modern devices, and user-friendly. In short just keep Google happy and focus on the look and feel of your website which have an important role in converting visitors into customers. :)
What gets you through a rough day?
When you love what you do, you don’t get tired or bored of it. I love coding but when I get a chance I listen to music, do some research on new features that can be implemented into 3dcart, or watch some news to get the latest updates from around the world.
What are you most proud of, both in and outside of your career?
I am the proud dad of a 3-year-old daughter and 7-month-old son at a very young age. I also learn things fast, and mostly I learn them just by doing some research in my extra time.
How do you unwind after work?
When I get home my little ones are waiting for me. They already know what time I get home. I spend a couple of hours with them, have my dinner and get back to my desk for couple of hours to take care of my personal projects.
How do you spend your off time? Hobbies and interests?
I spend my off time mostly with my friends and family. We go out, explore new places in the city or spend time at home watching movies or just relaxing a while.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Pakistan where I spent most of my life. I moved to Florida 8 years ago and settled here with my whole family.
Do you have a personal philosophy, motto, or favorite quote?
- The only person you are destined to become is the only person you decide to be.
- If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse.
What's the weirdest or funniest thing you've ever seen or had happen to you?
I am a very fun person. I have a huge list of my true friends with whom I've had a bunch of funniest memories. All the funny things that I have seen or that happend to me will not fit on this page.
What is your dream vacation?
I have already travelled through almost all of Europe and the Middle East. My dream vacation could be spending time in Amsterdam, Dubai, Turkey or Egypt.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Amsterdam or England.
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
The ability to fix the problems around the globe to make the world a better place to live, for everyone.
Is there anything you'd like to add?
Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.