In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Antonio Kallai's turn. He is starting with us as a Data Engineering Trainee - in this interview he tells us what drove him to join, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life outside of work.
What position will you take on at AT?
I am starting at AT as a Data Engineering Trainee.
How did you become aware of AT?
AT came to my attention via a Google search. I don't know the exact wording but it was something like "Data, Jobs, Berlin, Trainee".
Why did you choose AT?
I later got into conversation with "Jan Kaiser", a Xing contact, and we happened to come across the topic of machine learning and employers, so he recommended AT to me, which encouraged me to apply. In addition, I see the trainee position as an ideal entry point, which also spoke in favour of it. After reading the extremely positive testimonials about AT and getting to know more about the company, I no longer had any doubts.
What are you looking forward to the most?
On the one hand, I am looking forward to the field of work, as I am very interested in the topic of data and its potential. On the other hand, I am looking forward to working with the team, of which I received an extremely positive first impression. But I am also very taken with the diverse development opportunities at AT.
What did you do before?
Before that, I was at Mercedes-Benz, where I wrote my bachelor's thesis on asset tracking and worked in software engineering and data science.
What do you do in your spare time?
One of my greatest passions is playing board games. I don't mean Monopoly, but rather the kind where you sit at the table for hours and strategically plan your moves.
I also like to play table tennis, but unfortunately not very well, and do partner acrobatics now and then, more commonly known as "acroyoga".
What is your favourite film / series?
Favourite film/series would mean I would have to limit myself to one and I can't do that. I also watch pretty much all genres. If I had to name a few series, they would be: "Rick & Morty", "Game of Thrones", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Big Bang" and "The Big Bang".
What are your three most important work utensils?
Pretty much the most important thing for me is my laptop. I don't need much else to work. But a nice tea and a pleasant working atmosphere can improve the working time for me even more.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
Definitely computer science. I have always been interested in programming and therefore decided to go in the IT direction professionally.
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
My sleep is sacred to me. If it is not an emergency, I will stay in bed.