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Ionut Maxim: 'I really enjoy tinkering with technology'

The People Team
The People Team

Apr 21, 2023

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.

Today, we're thrilled to chat with Ionut Maxim, a friendly and talented Senior Software Engineer who's essential in the development and maintenance of our platform.

Key responsibilities

As a backend engineer, Ionut works tirelessly to improve the performance, scalability, and reliability of our platform's core functionalities. He loves to stay on the cutting edge of cloud-native technologies and finds great joy in solving complex challenges.

What’s something that has surprised you about your chosen career path?

One surprising aspect of my career path as a programmer is the genuine enjoyment I derive from writing code.

I find satisfaction in solving complex problems, learning new programming techniques, and continuously honing my skills.

Mentoring and inspiration

Throughout my professional journey, I've learned to be a better listener and avoid interrupting others while they're speaking. The best piece of advice I've received? Avoid excessive complexity and keep solutions simple.

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

When it comes to inspiration, Ionut turns to a quote by Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

Working at Kubeark

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In what ways are you most thrilled to see Kubeark enable hyperscaling for its customers?

One of the most exciting aspects of Kubeark enabling hyperscaling is how it empowers our customers to handle rapid growth seamlessly. Another thrilling aspect of hyperscaling is the cost efficiency it offers to our customers. Instead of over-provisioning resources to handle peak usage, customers can scale their infrastructure up and down as needed, optimizing resource allocation and minimizing operational costs.

This flexible approach provides significant value and allows businesses to allocate their budget to other critical areas. With the right infrastructure and performance, we give our customers the freedom to focus on developing groundbreaking applications and services without worrying about technical limitations.

What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?

I am currently working on enabling automation workflows within our platform, to help streamline repetitive tasks and provide a flexible way for doing multistage deployments and scheduled actions.

Why did you choose Kubeark?

I am enthusiastic about utilizing cloud-native technologies and tackling challenges that arise in large-scale environments. This opportunity is simply too enticing to pass up.

Life outside the Ark

When he's not busy writing code, Ionut likes to unwind by indulging in his hobbies.  Movies are another favorite pastime, allowing him to relax and recharge.

I really enjoy tinkering with technology, which is why I have a homelab set up at home. I also love gaming, so that's another hobby of mine.

What did you want to be when you grew up when you were in elementary school?

In my early years, I had always imagined myself pursuing a career as a priest. However, as I was gradually exposed to technology, my interests shifted and I began to develop a clearer understanding of my true passion: working in the IT field.

If you could live in any city, where would it be and why?

I would choose Longyearbyen for it’s unique environment, close community, long polar nights and watching the Northern Lights.

If you are curious to find out more about Ionut's professional journey, you can follow him on LinkedIn: Ionut Maxim