Get to know our Backend Developer - Andrei and find out how he mixes API integrations, metal music, and chess in his every day.
I am one of the backend developers at Accutics, mainly in charge of integrating marketing APIs like LinkedIn, Twitter, Yahoo... So, I basically set up everything in order to extract data from different marketing platforms.
Since I was a curious little kid, I've been interested in technical stuff, like Maths. In high school, I started learning programming and really loved its practicality. After high school, I moved to Copenhagen to study my Bachelor in Global Business Informatics and my Masters in Software Development (which I am still studying, currently being in the 2nd semester). As I was genuinely good at coding and I really like it a lot, the choice was almost a no-brainer.
After finishing my Bachelor and the project at my last job in web development, I needed a new challenge while doing my Masters. So, I was lucky enough to get introduced to the analytics world by having the chance to work for Accutics. Moreover, since in the past, I was using languages like C++, C#, and Java, I really enjoyed the fact that Accutics use PHP for creating their products.
I like solving Mathematical puzzles, trying to beat my record of solving the Rubik’s cube or just playing my favorite game, chess (both friendly and professionally)
Hm, I guess my favorite part of this job is that I get to work with very differently designed APIs, which never gets boring. Every new API that I have to integrate usually comes with an innovative way of accepting requests and I am pretty grateful that I have very diverse challenges each week. Also, at Accutics I can only focus on how the programs work ‘behind the screen’, which I prefer much more than designing user interfaces.
My spare time usually gets split in two: I like to challenge my mind and when I get tired, to relax. When I feel the need to relax, I might watch a movie (I prefer horror and psychological thrillers), listen to music (mainly melodic death metal and similar genres) or play various videogames (like CS GO and Rocket League). When I am up for challenges, I like solving Mathematical puzzles, trying to beat my record of solving the Rubik’s cube or just playing my favorite game, chess (both friendly and professionally).
3 years ago, I wanted to have long hair, I am still not planning to get a haircut
Although I am a pretty technical guy, I like to take breaks from technology and my opinion is that we should fully understand and regulate an incoming technology before we jump into abusing its advantages.