In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Jakob Faßnacht's turn. He is starting with us as an Agile Coach - in this interview he tells us what drove him to it, what his background is and how he prefers to spend his life outside of work.
What position will you take on at AT?
I work as an Agile Coach with Alexander Thamm.
How did you become aware of AT?
I saw a job ad on LinkedIn and was immediately attracted by the offer and the homepage.
Why did you choose AT?
I was impressed by the friendly interviews and the congenial atmosphere, in addition to the variety of projects and development opportunities.
What are you looking forward to the most?
I am looking forward to mastering many challenges together with the team and growing together as well as meeting many great new colleagues.
What did you do before?
I have worked in humanitarian development cooperation in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Lebanon) and various African countries in project management. In these volatile contexts, I also discovered my love for the agile way of working.
Where were you born and raised?
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to be active: I spend a lot of time in the mountains at the weekends, like to meet friends and love social game evenings (board games, pen & paper, etc.). When time allows, I like to read extensively. I also work as a dog trainer and systemic consultant/coach - both of which are very fulfilling activities. ?
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
Really impressive as a destination was Iran but one of my favourite destinations is Greece.
What is your favourite film / series?
Film: Lord of the Rings
Series: Friends or Scrubs
What are your three most important work utensils?
And Minesweeper...er...tablet for notes
What was the last book you read?
Non-fiction book: Agile Organisational Development - Bernd Oestereich
Novel: The Song of the Crows
What could you definitely not do without in your travel suitcase?
To four books - of which I read at most one by the end of the holiday. ?
And definitely lots of sunscreen!
The ADAC Plus membership card for the VW T3 Bus must not be missing either.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
Friends, family and for a plane on holiday.
What do you always carry in your pocket?
The smartphone and a membership card for the anti-social network (The Kangaroo Chronicles)