How to Get Free Free Software Developer Jobs at Pro Tools
By Mike Groll | 07.02.2016 09:17:23While most software developers get paid for their work, some choose to work for free to help other people.
Pro Tools software developer Mike Grols, whose software is used by over 40 million customers worldwide, is one of those lucky few.
Groll says he’s had offers from Pro Tools, the company he’s co-founded with his brother, but declined them out of concern for the company’s image.
“I have no desire to be the first one to leave the company,” Groll said.
“But I am not going to stop.”
Groll said he’s worked with Pro Tools since 2005, starting as a student.
Pro Tool has a reputation for producing highly-profitable products, and Groll has said he hopes to earn more than $3 million a year working for the studio.
He said he currently makes about $600 a month in royalties from his work.
“The best way to get Pro Tools is to be a pro,” he said.
“I have learned a lot of things from my time working with Pro, and I think it is very important for the business that I continue to be that way.”
Grols said that the studio employs about 50 full-time and part-time Pro Tools developers.
About a dozen people are paid $300 a month to work on Pro Tools projects.
He says the studio also offers an opportunity for people who are not full-timers to earn a living doing what they love.
Groll, who has no children, said that while his parents have been able to support him financially through their work for Pro Tools for more than a decade, the studio has grown so much that he now works part- time.
He also works part time at other companies.
“My parents and I have been working together for 30 years now,” Grol said.
Grol’s family has always been involved with the business, and he says his family has been paying a lot into the Pro Tools Fund, which helps pay for his brother’s college education.
“It has always meant a lot to me that my parents are doing what is best for me and my brother, and the fact that they have been doing this for 30 or 40 years makes it even more rewarding,” Grits said.
He said that his brother has been working with the Pro Shop, the online retail arm of Pro Tools.
Pro Shop has been around for about 10 years, but has had to make cuts over the years due to the financial strain of growing Pro Tools and other products.
He has said that if his brother wanted to take a job at the ProShop, he would have to take some time off from his full- time job.
“Pro Shop has to be one of the largest companies in the world and that’s a challenge to deal with,” Golls said, referring to the company that owns Pro Tools as Pro Tools Interactive.
“But it’s not that hard to get a job there.”
Golls is now a Pro Shop employee.
He is currently working on a game, a first-person shooter game, that will be released later this year.
He hopes to bring that game to the Pro shop as soon as possible.
“As long as there are enough people to do the job, and as long as I can keep working for them, I think that’s really important,” Golls said.
Pro Tools is one example of how Pro Tools continues to grow.
The studio, founded by John Legend in 1999, has grown to more than 200 employees today, and has expanded into a portfolio of software products including a free music streaming app, music streaming music app, and a music streaming video app.
Goll says that he’s not going anywhere.
“At Pro Tools I want to stay, and at the end of the day, I’m still a Pro,” Gols said.