In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today is Henry Gander it's his turn. He starts with us as a data engineer - in the interview he tells us what drove him to it, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life besides work.
What position will you take on at [at]?
I will work as a data engineer on the DAIKOE project and will also be responsible for project management.
How did you find out about [at]?
I became aware of [at] via the job portal indeed.com.
Why did you choose [at]?
On the website it became clear to me that [at] is a culturally open company with fascinating goals. I quickly realised that teamwork is very important. The employees are proud to work at [at] and can identify very well with the values and principles of [at].
What are you looking forward to the most?
I am most looking forward to gaining practical experience as a data engineer and to passing this on during my career at [at].
What did you do before?
Most recently, I worked as a software tester / test manager.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love hiking. Especially multi-day tours show me that it is possible to spend a week completely without a smartphone. At home, I like to spend my free time playing video games with friends.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
I had a very nice holiday in Denmark with friends and family. You can't get Danish ice cream with liquorice anywhere else like in Denmark. I would definitely like to go on holiday there again.
What are your three most important work utensils?
My three most important work utensils are my notebook, notebook and coffee cup.
What was the last book you read?
I read "Homo Deus - A Story of Tomorrow" last. In this book it is explained how man will / is already attaining immortality, godlikeness and happiness in the future.
What could you definitely not do without in your travel suitcase?
A camera / smartphone to share memories.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
I enjoyed maths and sport a lot at school.
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
For family and friends, of course.