Meet the team: Andrei Cobzaru

Get to know our Backend Developer - Andrei and find out how he mixes API integrations, metal music, and chess in his every day.

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Andrei Cobzaru
June 28 · 2 min 15 sec read

Say hello to Andrei - Backend Developer at Accutics and find out what got him interested in programming & how he takes a break from tech in his free time.

What do you at Accutics?

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.

How did you get interested in programming?

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.

What brought you to Accutics?

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)

What’s your favorite part of your job?

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.

What are you up to in your free time?

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

Name three random things about yourself

  • I won a small chess tournament in Copenhagen
  • in high school, I was better at chemistry than at programming, but I still chose to be a developer because I liked programming much more
  • 3 years ago, I wanted to have long hair, I am still not planning to get a haircut

What’s something you think most people might not know about you?

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.