Meet Kristina, Dario, and Andrej, Our Newbies at Singular Skopje
The Singular Team keeps on growing! Nothing makes us proud as welcoming bright, talented people as our teammates. Not only do they contribute to building the world’s greatest software, but they also make work so fun. 😀
This time we want you to meet Kristina, Dario, and Andrej, the newbies from our Skopje Office. Kristina and Dario started out as interns, but after finishing the internship program, we were happy to welcome them both as Junior Java Developers in our Sportsbook team. On the other hand, we have Andrej, who works as a Service Desk Support Engineer as part of our DevOps team.
Wondering how they started their Singular Story? Read along to find out.
First things first – let’s spill some beans!
Tell us a bit about yourself 🙂
Kristina: Hi, my name is Kristina. I am a 23-year-old computer science engineer. I am working at Singular as a Junior Java Developer and joined the team this April. I have just started working in the sports betting industry, but I find it very interesting and I’ve constantly been learning new things.
Dario: Hello, my name is Dario and I am 22-years old. I am a Back-End Java Developer at Singular and also a student at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering in Skopje.
Andrej: Hi, my name is Andrej, a 25-year-old living in Skopje. I joined the Singular Team four months ago and I am loving it!
We’re also curious to know what made you choose your profession?
Kristina: I was always coming up with ideas for some simple applications that would be useful. When I met certain college subjects where you can turn your ideas into realization and create them, then it became really interesting to me. That’s when I knew I wanted to become a developer.
Dario: Since the first day I started learning programming in high school I liked it a lot. It was very interesting to me. After that, I decided that I want to study Computer Science and now here I am a back-end developer at Singular. But the most interesting thing that I liked and was the main reason to choose this profession is that you can build something from scratch. That is what I desire the most – building and creating things completely from nothing. The only thing you need is a computer and an idea.
Andrej: Being a service desk support engineer was the next step of my progress and I felt like it suits me very well. I am passionate about this job and I am striving to get even better at it.
So, how did your journey with Singular begin?
Kristina: I started my journey at Singular in November as a java developer intern. I have known about Singular since my student days at FINKI, because one of our laboratories was from this company. I also followed Singular on social media where I found out about what it does and what it is like to be part of it and I got a positive impression.
Dario: My journey at Singular started when I saw an internship program post on LinkedIn. I decided to apply and fortunately for me, I got accepted. After finishing the three-month internship program I got the opportunity to join the Singular team.
Andrej: I did a lot of research and found this organization that seemed like the perfect fit for me. I feel like I can grow a lot here and improve my skills.
What do you like the most about working at Singular?
Kristina: What I like most about Singular is the work atmosphere, the people I work with, the teamwork, the organization, the well-defined structure, and the commitment of each individual to get it all done successfully.
Dario: Most of all I like the team and the organization within the team. As a junior developer, the most important thing for me is the help and support I get from all of my teammates. Also, all of the teammates are working with a positive attitude which gives me motivation and inspiration to work harder.
Andrej: Firstly, I would like to say that the work environment is very positive and motivates you to do your best every day. I like how well the whole organization works, each of us has responsibilities that we need to take care of, but if one of us gets stuck on something there is always help offered.
When it comes to the team part of the work, what’s your experience like being the new team member during quarantine times?
Kristina: Truth be told, it is a challenge to start working during a pandemic and to adapt to a completely different way of working. But the most important thing is that I have the support of a team that always gives its maximum and goes above and beyond so we can adjust as smoothly as possible.
Dario: At the start, I thought it would be very hard considering that I haven’t had the opportunity to meet in person with the team. But, with the constant communication, everything turned out great in the end.
Andrej: Quarantine has its own challenges, but being part of the new team was one of the easier parts. I felt really accepted by my colleagues and I feel like our team works wonders together. The communication is easy and the team is very supportive.
What’s your go-to productivity hack that helps you stay top-notch?
Kristina: Morning stretch exercises one hour before work, coffee, and good organization and planning of responsibilities for the current day.
Dario: Every morning I like to plan everything for the day. For me, that is a number one productivity hack for staying consistent and getting motivated to work and be productive.
Andrej: Making a good cup of coffee and while my focus is really sharp I tend to look at the tasks for the day and organize them by priority.
Overall, describe how you feel working at Singular by using just one word.
And last, but not least. We know that you’re doing during the day, but what’s your super power by night? Any hobbies you want to share with us?
Kristina: I am an Airbnb host where I help my guests feel at home. I like long walks, exploring, and hiking. I enjoy spending time with my family and hanging out with friends too.
Dario: In my free time I like to ride my bike or go out with some friends. Also, I enjoy watching movies and playing video games at night.
Andrej: I love doing biking tours, playing basketball with the guys, finishing a long day with some games. Also, I indulge in good movies, podcasts, and books.
So glad to have all three as part of the Singular Team! We’re happy to have such ambitious and talented people working at the company. At Singular, we’re always searching for new teammates who would align with our mission, vision, and team culture.
You can check out the current job opportunities we offer and apply to join the team. If you would like to start or upgrade your tech career in a fast-paced and exciting industry as iGaming is, then Singular is the place to work. 😎 #BeOutstanding