After passing 6 years at TFDi Design, I sought out to ask the staff their opinions on their experience at TFDi Design, and what I received was an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. Here are some of the responses below.
Question 1: How do you like the team dynamic? Do you enjoy being a part of TFDi Design and working on various projects?
Fabio A: They are stupid talented, like ridiculously talented and I couldn't imagine working with any other team right now. We have a really good dynamic. I'd like to think that they know that and I get a lot of positive feedback for my work.
Ozzy H: I enjoy being surrounded by people who, for one, know what they're doing, and also have a passionate enthusiasm for what they do. This is definitely a big part of the team's structure, and it creates an environment where innovation can flourish. The amount of talent this team has acquired over the years is unbelievable.
Henry C: I absolutely enjoy working at TFDi Design, without a doubt. The culture and way of doing things is just incredible, and there is really no other company like this.
Question 2: Q: Do you feel that TFDi Design is a good job to take to build experience and grow your talent? Can you elaborate what type of work is completed at TFDi Design?
Fabio A: This is the dream job. I have my day job, as mentioned, but I wouldn't trade TFDi Design for any other company.
Ozzy H: As a 3D modeler, I am always up for a new challenge to exercise my brain and continue refining my skills. This MD-11 project has been one of those satisfying challenges, and just about every technique I've ever learned has been implemented at least once. Everyone at TFDi Design has a high standard for quality, so the opportunities to apply all these nuggets of knowledge are virtually endless.
Henry C: For sure. This is where all of the experience gets built and put to good use. We always look for the best way to solve a problem and like what I am currently working on -- this kind of stuff builds on the knowledge and background of both a pilot and a programmer; this allows us to make sure we are creating the latest and greatest -- ground-breaking stuff that no other company has done before.
Question 3: Is software development your main line of work, or do you have an alternative career?
Fabio A: It's a passion at the moment, while I wish it could be my full time job, it can't be right now. My dream has always been Google
Ozzy H: Developing flight simulator content was actually just a hobby of mine until I gained the necessary skills and experience to venture into the commercial landscape. For a living, I am a full-time mechanical engineer in the field of heavy equipment design for mining applications. It's what I went to school for, and I do enjoy being a part of a machine design team as well as getting my hands dirty every once in a while. I've always had a creative side though, and while it occasionally shows itself in the engineering profession, doing artwork for flight simulator serves as more of a creative outlet for me. Personally, I enjoy the balance that I get by doing both.
Henry C: This is the dream job. I have my day job, as mentioned, but I wouldn't trade TFDi Design for any other company.