Say hi to our new colleagues!

Selling ice-cream at the age of 14 helped me sell my company for millions of dollars at age 36
September 14, 2020

Our international team just got richer with three new colleagues from Romania! We’re so proud to have them join the team, dedicated to achieving Settle’s vision. Here’s a quick introduction to our new senior QA automation engineer, software engineer and software developer to find out what they love about their jobs!

 

Stefan Chelaru, Software developer

How long have you worked for Auka?

5 months

Worst part about your job? 

None 

Best part about your job? 

Working with a great team

What was your dream job growing up? 

Being an architect

Who do you admire the most? 

I admire Elon Musk, I like the fact that he wants to improve the world and that he is a visionary

What is your biggest achievement or what do you feel proudest of? 

My biggest achievement is what I am today and the fact that I am happy with what I’ve accomplished until now.

Give one prediction for ten years from now? 

Putin will still be president of Russia :))

Your favourite quote: 

“Nihil sine Deo”

What one piece of advice would you give to others wanting to be a (programmer)

Take it like a sport where you have to train daily to become a professional.

 

Alex R. Ghinea, Software Engineer

How long have you worked for Auka?

A few weeks in

Worst part about your job?

Can’t think of any part, really.

Best part about your job?

Building something that I myself can use in the real world alongside amazing colleagues, all while pushing forward the idea of how we relate to money.

What was your dream job growing up?

A spaceman tinkering on old, bulky terminals.

Who do you admire the most?

Anyone that can own up to what they say or do.

What is your biggest achievement or what do you feel proudest of?

Holding this one for another time.

Give one prediction for ten years from now? 

Plastic money will die off in at least two countries, one a western democracy and the other Asian. Blockchain will dominate money wiring technology.

Your favourite quote

“When given a choice, choose the thing that scares you a little. If it feels safe, it’s holding you back.” – Jeff Atwood

What one piece of advice would you give to others wanting to be a Software Engineer?

Never settle on your first solution, there are always more fun ways of solving your problems. Stay curious.

 

Robert Marcel Saveanu, Senior QA Automation Engineer

How long have you worked for Auka?

One month

Worst part about your job?

I don’t have a direct impact on the application’s development. 

Best part about your job?

Autonomy – I work alone to achieve my objectives.

What was your dream job growing up?

Business owner.

 

Who do you admire the most?

My girlfriend 😊.

What is your biggest achievement or what do you feel proudest of?

I feel proud about always finding a solution when the situation looks complicated.

Give one prediction for ten years from now? 

It will be the same.

Your favorite quote 

“Do or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)”

What one piece of advice would you give to others wanting to be a QA Automation Engineer?

Programming is playing, follow your passion.

Anything else you think we should have asked?

“Would you like to come to Norway?”

Please answer if you say yes to above ^ Yeeeeees …

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