Our IT team has unique personalities, lifestyles and hobbies. That's why we decided to chat with Pepa, Database Administrator, to find out what he likes about LOGEX, what he does in his free time and what sports he prefers.
As an introduction can you tell us how long have you worked at LOGEX?
I started my 10th month at Logex, I started on June 1st.
What did you do before joining LOGEX?
I worked in a larger unnamed Czech company with a global scope, where I was also part of the database team.
How was your journey to LOGEX?
I have been in my previous job for a long time, over 8 years, and the situation there has been changing in the last few years in a direction that no longer suits me. The fact that I had been proud of until that moment, meaning that I worked for a globally successful but purely Czech company, was no longer valid. In the end, I thought, we spend a significant part of our day at work, so it should be fun and fulfilling. That's why I decided to leave.
What did you want to be as a child?
Due to my age, I don't remember it that accurately anymore (laugh😊). My dad worked as a construction manager, so I guess like every little kid I wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps and build roads like he did. However, as time went on, and with it progress, I got a whiff of the first computers in my younger days, which were even 8-bit back then - just prehistoric (laughs😊). But I already had the "modern" one, namely the Sharp MZ-821 type, which even had cassette recording already! There, apparently, like everyone else, I first started playing games and gradually started thinking about how to set immortality, unlimited ammo, etc. there. That was already a step towards IT.
You are a part of DevOps team. Can you describe us your role?
Yes, I'm part of the database team that falls under DevOps, to clarify. I make sure that SQL servers have the best performance, speed and availability. I work with developers and other users on their needs.
What do you like about LOGEX and its company culture?
It may sound like a cliché, but I really feel a very pleasant atmosphere here, which helped me a lot in my decision to change job. Then it's also the friendliness of the management and colleagues.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
Overall, I like sports, but I already choose sports that are gentler on my joints. Recently, for example, I have discovered the magic of a scooter - here immediately follows the question whether it is electric, but I have enough time for that, I tihnk! :-D Sometimes I also like to play the guitar or ukulele in a group of my friends with some good wine. I also like to spend time with my adult children, who have already their own lives.
Winter is slowly ending. How did you spend it?
I like winter and actually this season I could enjoyed three mountain trips and one of them was ski trip with my colleagues and we had fun together.
Why would you recommend LOGEX to others??
For its really friendly atmosphere.
Thank you for the interview.