In the vast ocean of technology, having a reliable crew is crucial. Join us #InsidetheArk as we set sail on a journey to get to know the Kubeark team: the individuals who bring their unique skills and expertise to the table, ensuring that our ship stays on course in the ever-evolving tech sea.
We are thrilled to introduce Felix Adrian Velcu, one of our talented Front-end Software Engineers. Felix's outstanding work ethic and technical skills make him one of Kubeark's most promising young talents. In his role, Felix collaborates closely with the development team to ensure that the front-end integrates seamlessly with the back-end, providing a user experience that is both smooth and seamless. He also focuses on designing and developing user-friendly interfaces for our web applications, ensuring that our customers enjoy a hassle-free experience while using our platform.
Felix, what is something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?
One thing that has truly surprised me about my journey is the speed at which technology is advancing.When I first entered the field, I never imagined just how much it would evolve and change in such a short amount of time.
Have you ever had to had to “unlearn” something in your professional life?
As a technology professional, one of the most interesting and exciting aspects of my job is that it requires me constantly learn and adapt. The pace of technological progress is nothing short of remarkable, and it's amazing to see how much has changed even in just the last few years. However, with all of these advancements comes the need to "unlearn" certain methods or techniques that are no longer relevant.
It can be challenging at times to let go of old habits, but it's essential if we want to keep pace with the ever-evolving industry. Ultimately, I find that the process of unlearning is just as important as learning, as it allows me to stay agile and open-minded in the face of rapid change.
Mentoring and inspiration
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
It may sound simple, but one of the best pieces of professional advice I've ever received is to always stay curious and continue learning.
What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice” — Steve Jobs.
Working at Kubeark
What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?
I am passionate about the work I do and always strive to make the user experience as seamless and intuitive as possible. Whether I am working on a complex project or a routine task, I am constantly learning and improving my skills to stay at the forefront of the latest technologies and trends. I find it incredibly satisfying to solve problems and overcome challenges to deliver the best possible user experience. Every task, no matter how small or large, is an opportunity to learn and grow, and I approach each one with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm.
Why did you choose Kubeark?
I chose to work at Kubeark because of the unique combination of a supportive and enjoyable work environment and the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technologies. I was drawn to the company culture and the values it stands for, and I knew that this would be a place where I could thrive and grow as a professional.
In what ways are you most thrilled to see Kubeark enable hyperscaling for its customers?
I am happy to see Kubeark enable hyperscaling for its customers in several ways. Firstly, with our platform organizations can quickly and efficiently scale their infrastructure and resources to meet the demands of their growing businesses. Also, it enables our clients to optimize their resources, reduce costs, and improve overall business efficiency. This can have a significant positive impact on the bottom line for companies, thus allowing them to focus on innovation and growth.
Life outside the Ark
After a busy day at work, I like to engage in sport to help me unwind and recharge. I find that exercise not only helps to relieve stress and boost my energy levels, but also provides an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it's playing a sport or going for a walk, I love to take advantage of the many benefits that exercise has to offer.
What’s your favorite hobby?
I have a passion for exploring and adventure, which is why I enjoy driving and biking. I also love to travel and discover new places, cultures, and experiences. When I'm not out and about, I enjoy relaxing and unwinding by watching movies
If you could live in any city, where would it be and why?
If I had the opportunity to live in any city, I would choose Geneva. This picturesque city, nestled amidst the mountains, offers the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Whether it's hiking, skiing, or simply taking in the views, Geneva has something for everyone who loves the great outdoors.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were in elementary school?
Ever since I was in elementary school, I had a strong interest in the world of technology and computing. The thought of being able to create, design and build with technology was always intriguing to me.
If you are curious to find out more about Felix's professional journey, you can follow him on LinkedIn: Felix Velcu