Beyond Boundaries: Goran Arsenić’s Path in Programming and Career Transition

Walter Code
4 min readMay 29, 2024


Goran Arsenić’s journey into the world of programming began with tentative steps in high school, yet it was only after his college years that he discovered a passion for the profession. Now, with 7 years of experience, most of which have been spent at Walter Code, he reflects on his growth, the culture at his workplace, and offers insights into maintaining positivity in high-pressure scenarios.

Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

My first touches with programming were in high school, but it was not until long after I finished college that I discovered that this profession suited me well and that I could do it.

Since then, 7 years have passed, and I have spent most of that period at Walter Code.

How would you describe the culture and work environment at Walter Code?

I especially like the work environment at Walter Code because there is a lot of respect among colleagues, we are all equal, and the culture is such that a relaxed atmosphere is encouraged. Although the quality of work is in the first place, there is also room for socializing and relaxation.

What have been some of the most rewarding aspects of your job and your experience at Walter Code over the past years?

My greatest satisfaction achieved in the last couple of years of working at Walter Code is that together with my team I managed to secure profound respect and faith in us as consultants from our clients.

How do you maintain a positive and constructive attitude when faced with tight deadlines and high-pressure situations?

Fortunately, on the project I am working on, we do not have many such situations, but when they do happen, I try to accept them as an additional challenge and an opportunity to prove myself.

Give us a breakdown of your daily tasks as a Lead Software Developer, and tell us what tools you use daily.

As for my role as a lead, a lot of my responsibilities are related to supporting other team members, communicating with everyone in the team, reviewing PRs, etc.

But most of the day I spend like any other developer, working on my project tasks and writing code.

In what technologies are you currently proficient, and how do you stay informed about new developments in your field?

I fell in love with JavaScript a long time ago and it is my weapon of choice, whether it is frontend or backend.

As for how I stay informed, I like to read. I mostly rely on blogs, but I also like to read a book now and then, especially if I am researching a new area of the programming world.

How do you like to spend your free time and what are some of your hobbies and interests?

I like to spend my free time with my wife the most. We like to go for long walks, and it is the best way for me to relax.

As for hobbies, I have many. My main hobby is video games, I like to collect and play them.

Apart from that, I like photography, and I am also in RCs, I own a drone and a couple of RC cars that I like to modify and drive.

What would you recommend to people who think it is too late to choose their life’s career path?

I believe the thought of changing careers in later years is very frightening.

When we talk about a career in IT, the competition is mostly made up of younger people, so it may seem impossible to succeed, but if the will is there, I think it can be achieved.

We at Walter Code have many examples where colleagues have changed careers, tried something else, and succeeded.

That is why whoever feels the need to change, do not give up, do your best, and you will succeed!

Goran’s story serves as an inspiration for those contemplating career shifts, emphasizing that with determination and effort, success is attainable regardless of age or initial background. His advice to not give up and strive for the best resonates, showcasing the spirit of resilience and adaptation crucial in today’s dynamic professional landscape.

Stay tuned for future stories, where we continue to shine a spotlight on the diverse and extraordinary individuals shaping the landscape of technology at Walter Code and beyond.