In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new staff members. Today it's the turn of Joachim Sarkoschitz (Achim). 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 prefers to spend his life outside of work.
Which position are you taking on at AT?
I started as a data engineer on 1 July.
How did you hear about AT come to your attention?
AT had been known to me for some time. In the last few months, I have been able to get a good picture in various conversations.
Why did you Why did you choose AT?
There are three reasons: First, the openness and dynamism of the company. Secondly, there is a clear focus on topics, projects and technology stacks that interest me and thirdly, a lot of implementation experience in the cloud.
What are you are you looking forward to the most?
First of all, I'm looking forward to getting to know other AT'ers, to talk shop or just to chat together over a beer. And of course I'm looking forward to exciting client projects with the opportunity to learn and apply new things. And last but not least, I'm looking forward to the different formats for the internal exchange of knowledge and experience.
What did you done before?
I was most recently with another IT consultancy for six months and before that with DATEV for many years. I originally started as an administrator and developer for classic relational data management and business intelligence. For about four years, I have been working with NoSQL databases and scalable, distributed data platforms around Hadoop and Spark.
Where were you born and raised?
In the Nuremberg hinterland.
What do you do in your free time?
I like to go to concerts and festivals or to the stadium to see the club (1. FC Nürnberg).
What was your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to travel to?
The best so far has been the Maldives, and maybe we'll go to Mexico soon.
Which is your favourite film?
There are a lot of films I like. If I had to choose five, I would go for Whiplash, The Big Short, Interstellar, The Shawshank Redemption and The Big Lebowski.
What are your three most important work utensils?
Notebook, coffee and water
What was the last book you read?
I usually read or listen to several at the same time, but I take my time. The most recent ones were "The Outsider" by Stephen King, "One Life is Too Few", the autobiography of Gregor Gysi and "Foundations for Architecting Data Solutions" by Ted Malaska and Jonathan Seidman.
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