After a short break, “Motion Force” is back with another one of Motion Software‘s superstars. This week we are talking to the talented software engineer Alex Bogdanov.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and the kind of person you are.
Hey, I’m Alex and I’m addicted to competing. From an early age, I’ve always loved to compete. You name it, I will participate in it. Probably that’s the reason why I love a variety of sports. Currently, I’m mostly dedicated to tennis. I also love karate, volleyball, skiing, hiking, and marathons.
Practicing all these sports helps me to maintain balance in life. Physical activity takes care of potential burnouts for me.
Why did you decide to join Motion Software as a software engineer?
Few months into coding were needed before opportunity knocked on my door. I was spending most of my time on the laptop. Visiting lectures in SoftUni and taking part in an internship. Long days filled with trials and mostly errors. My efforts were noticed by SoftUni and they offered me the chance to meet Christo. In an interview, he told me about the company. I liked what I heard. I got excited that I can take part in, as he described it, an extraordinary company. The team, the atmosphere, it didn’t take me long to understand that there is nothing ordinary about Motion Software.
How do you combine your lifestyle with the demands of your role?
Being able to separate my day into 2-3 hard pushes is something that I cherish a lot. Motion Software gives me this opportunity.
Let me explain.
The nature of the work that software engineers handle, requires taking a break from time to time. The company offers a flexible working schedule which gives me the opportunity to play tennis or participate in any activity during the day. Those breaks manage to unload me mentally, improve my concentration and boost my productivity.
What do you like most about working at the company?
The trust process is something that I enjoy. Motion Software gives you the opportunity to gain trust and a lot of flexibilities do come with it. I’ve already described some of them. The best part is that anyone can adjust them to their personal lifestyle.
What is most challenging about working as a software engineer at Motion Software?
The most challenging thing is also the thing I like the most about being a software engineer. Providing something that I’ve never provided before.
I love the whole process of doing something that I’ve never done before. The research. The adjustment to your personal needs. The implementation. It’s hard to estimate a task like this. Therefore, I find it challenging to estimate something that I’ve never provided before.
What are you currently working on?
I’ve just started working with our partners from GoStartups.net. They have an incredible team and an enjoyable atmosphere around them. I got engaged in two of their projects, already. One for cryptocurrency services and another one which is a platform giving financial institutions the opportunity to provide a loan by deposing digital assets as collateral.
The best part about those projects is that I haven’t developed similar products before, which gives me the opportunity to get to know something new and fun.
What does a typical workday look like for you?
Usually, my day starts with coffee and a book, followed by breakfast and another book. I like to read two books simultaneously. One that can help me grow in a way and another one that can sweep me away.
After my morning routine, the strongest push of the day starts. I like to do as much as possible before lunch, this helps me to stay focused during the whole day. If possible, I do enjoy any kind of sport activity in the early afternoon. It keeps me fresh, concentrated and it boosts my afternoon productivity.
After work, I try to get involved in social activities.
What is the setting you most like to work in?
Truth be told, I don’t have a favorite setting. It often depends on my mood. Whether at home, in the office, or by the beach, as long as I’m relaxed, I’m good to go.
Which technology do you like best working with and why?
The toughest situation you have found yourself in this year and what did you learn from it?
I didn’t go through situations that I can categorize as tough. I can even say that I’ve had a pretty good year. Satisfied both personally and professionally. Of course, COVID-19 happened and no one likes the restrictions that came with it. Yet, things could’ve been a lot worse, so I don’t see anything worth complaining about.