Angel Florez switched careers as an engineer to follow his passion

Using your engineering skills to support your true passion

Jacintha Verdegaal

Maybe you’re one of those people who as a child already knew what they wanted to be. But for many of us it takes a while to figure it out. Climbing the career ladder is almost never a direct path.

At Tasker we’re all about doing what you love. We want you to have the freedom and flexibility to do what you’re great at. Also when that passion isn’t engineering…

Ángel Flórez is part of our Tasker team. “I am originally a telecommunications engineer (audio and signal processing). After graduating in Madrid, I moved to Eindhoven in the Netherlands where I worked as a consultant in software automation projects, as a project manager on product software development and finally as CTO for another software company.”

Switching careers

Mid 2020, despite being good at his work, he realized that something was missing. He wasn’t following his true passion: music. 

It was time for a change. Ángel moved back to Spain and started his Master’s in music production and sound engineering.

A job with complete flexibility

But what about money? Back in Eindhoven Ángel had met the founders of Tasker and realized that their vision is very similar to his. “I needed a job that would give me complete flexibility so I can combine it with my Master’s, which takes up most of my time. And Tasker is enabling engineers to have the freedom they’re looking for.” So he decided to join, part-time and working remotely. 

Doing what you love

Ángel: “My ideal future would be very similar to what I’m doing now. I want to spend most of my time following my passions, while also having a job that pays the bills. Now that I’m working with Tasker, I can still use and develop my engineering skills, but with complete flexibility.”

Combine your skills with your passion

Switching careers takes courage, but worrying about the financial consequences shouldn’t hold you back. With talent platforms like Tasker, you can support your passion with tasks and short term projects, when and from where you want. Just because your dream has changed, doesn’t mean you should stop putting your engineering skills to good use!

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