Engineering at Productive
The funny thing is that at a certain point of my student days I was enrolled at the Faculty of Economics because I didn’t see myself in programming. I’m glad I changed my mind.
I’m a Backend and DevOps Engineer at Productive, which means I handle the whole background of our application. My job includes designing and programming APIs, database administration, and managing the underlying infrastructure that runs our application code and development processes.
My Path to SaaS
I studied programming ath Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing but didn’t finish it because I preferred learning on my own.
The funny thing is that at a certain point, as a student, I was enrolled at the Faculty of Economics because I didn’t see myself in programming. I’m glad I changed my mind.
Later I attended the Infinum Backend Academy where I fell in love with Ruby on Rails and landed my first engineering job at Productive. Initially, I started working as a Backend Engineer, but soon enough I expanded my interests into the infrastructure part of the job, so I started doing DevOps engineering, too.
My Typical Day
My day includes a variety of backend tasks where I develop new features, support tasks where I help customers with their data, and DevOps tasks where I manage and monitor our infrastructure.
One thing is sure—my job is never boring.
The week always starts with the Weekly Product Meeting where we set the expectations for the following week. The rest of the week, we work on our assigned tasks.
The best part is that we’re using Productive for our task management, so we get to experience what we build. As for the location of work, we’re pretty flexible, it’s a mix of remote and office work.
A mix of helpful and professional people who don’t take themselves too seriously.
My biggest “Why?” is constant progress in every aspect of that word. Working on a single product lets me take responsibility, do some decision-making, and learn new things all the time. If I didn’t have that feeling of constant progress, I wouldn’t be working here.