Irakli (also known as Iko) has been working as a software engineer at the Spread Group for a few weeks now. From a technical point of view, he and his team make sure that the production processes run smoothly. They have developed a software that the staff in production use to print textiles, accessories, or posters on demand. We met Iko and talked to him about his first impressions of his new job.
First impressions – how did your first day go, Iko?
Iko: The first day was much more relaxed than I thought it would be (laughs). In the application process I had already been shown the production, which made me really respect the job and what was behind it. And I received a very warm welcome from the start. I have a great team, which is always half the battle.
What made you join us?
Iko: I was looking for an employer who had a progressive attitude to working arrangements. Remote work and flexible working hours are very important to me. I also met Spreadshirt founder Lukasz Gadowski once at an event. We had a little chat about Spreadshirt and I thought that the company sounded like a pretty cool employer. The option of keeping my home base in Leipzig was just a perfect fit.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Iko: It’s not only the technical aspect that attracts me to the job. It’s more that I can create real added value for the production staff. Developing a software that exactly meets their needs makes their daily work more fun. And the more people enjoy using a software, the more they like their work. So it goes far beyond just programming – I can make a real impact.
It’s also great when you’ve built a feature and it works as well as you imagined. Then you have the feeling that nothing can stop you. And when the users take a liking to the the feature – that’s just phenomenal.
What’s your favorite pastime?
Iko: I like to dance hip-hop. In my former life, I was a business economist. I love developing business models and ideas with friends and imagining future needs. It’s a really great hobby. (laughs)
Are there any hidden talents or hobbies you’d like to share?
Besides business idea development (laughs), I have a knack for consulting and mentoring. I like to help other people with difficult decisions, for example by asking the right questions. That probably still comes from my business administration days. I’d say I’m quite broadly positioned.
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