In our #InsideAT series we regularly introduce new employees. Today is It's Matko Soric's turn. He starts with us as a Data ENgineering trainee - 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?
How did you become aware of AT?
Matko Soric: There was a position open at AT with an interesting technology stack.
Why did you choose AT?
Matko Soric: AT is obviously a data-driven company, and given the global trends of exponential growth in Data I think it is a good career choice to expand my classic skills in software development with data-oriented expertise.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Matko Soric: There will be many opportunities to learn from experienced Team-colleagues, and challenging tasks that spur me on to develop myself and learn new skills in the field of Data Engineering to learn.
What did you do before?
Matko Soric: I was a Java developer with experience in big data technology stacks. Before that, I did a PhD in philosophy in Zagreb, Croatia.
Where were you born and raised?
Matko Soric: On Croatia's coast, in the Zadar district.
What do you do in your spare time?
Matko Soric: Wherever we are, my wife and I discover new hiking trails, and it seems that Munich is the place to be.
What is your favourite film/series?
Matko Soric: There are many films that I like very much; from "No Country for Old Men" and "Jaws" to "Contact" and "Do the Right Thing". But if I had to choose just one film, it would probably be Ridley Scott's "Alien", based on how many times I have seen the film.
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
As a "pathological learner".
What are your three most important work utensils?
IntelliJ Idea, Sublime Text and a comfortable chair.
What was the last book you read?
At the moment I am reading "Behave" by Robert Sapolsky, probably the most concise and scientific explanation of human behaviour. The last technical book I read was "Next Generation Databases" by Guy Harrison, a great overview of NoSQL solutions.
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