Liisi always brings a smile to the office. Even on the most stressful days.
I am a full-stack developer and team lead at Singleton at the moment. Currently, I am a part of five very different projects - some I get to lead, and in others, I am a part of the team.
The biggest part of my day goes into actual software development but during recent times I have had the opportunity to communicate directly with the clients as well. Day-to-day life at Singleton is quite fast-paced and intensive at the moment but I am enjoying every minute of it.
I guess you always remember the most intensive moments the best. There have been a lot of stressful moments but I wouldn't put a negative spin on that. It's quite the opposite. If you are forced out of your comfort zone then there is a real possibility for growth and learning.
These moments are difficult when you are currently dealing with them. But looking back now these are the moments that also bring a smile to my face and a feeling of being proud that I made it through and came out with a great experience. I am not afraid of challenges.
The advice that could actually be useful changes every year because the company changes and evolves. For example, when I joined in 2017 there were not very many team members and therefore I had to invent solutions and answers on my own a lot.
Now we have a lot more people who are great mentors and teachers as well so I would recommend the newcomers not to be afraid to ask for help or advice. This doesn't mean that someone will always be holding your hand. You have to be quite independent at Singleton but the others always have your back. You'll see that when you join.
It is also important to be honest with your clients as well as with the people you work with. I value this greatly myself and I know that honesty and transparency have been the core values of Singleton as well during building the company culture and taking it forward.
I am very happy at the moment because I have reached the mark I set for myself 3 years ago. I wanted more responsibility and I have gotten it. I wanted there to be more women at Singleton and the number just keeps growing etc. So - I'm happy!
It might not be possible to become a senior-level developer during the next 5 years but I will surely work towards it.
Also, it would be great if a project came along that would be aimed at making an actual positive change for a lot of people. Maybe something connected to the field of medicine or something like that. So that I could make a change and do some good while doing my job as well.
As Liisi has grown a lot during her time at Singleton she is always up to helping younger colleagues with their tasks and questions.
I have a wide variety of hobbies but currently, most of my free time goes into windsurfing and kitesurfing. I want to become really good at it and enjoy doing both of these a lot.
Oh and then there is resistance training. I can't say that I enjoy it but it is very effective. Hard-core terrible training sessions but at least they are short.
I also like to solve logic puzzles and play board games with my friends. And to cook and try out different things.
Travelling also used to be a hobby of mine. I went abroad at least thrice a year but this has been on hold now due to the pandemic. Hopefully, things will get better soon so I can once again go and discover new things.
For me success is happiness. If you feel that you are happy then you have succeeded. It doesn't really matter what or who makes you happy because what better feeling is there than happiness.
I would like to start a family sometime soon but it is a big decision so I'm not quite there yet. Maybe I will try to reach my other milestone first which is to become excellent in kitesurfing by mastering some tricks like jumping.
I guess I am happiest when it is my vacation time. When I get to discover new things and places with my partner.
Not that I don't enjoy working but sometimes a change of scenery and pace is much needed. It allows you to use another part of your brain somehow.
Probably the best one has been going to Croatia for two weeks with our VW camping van.
We drove around a lot, saw many beautiful places, and experienced something exciting every minute of every day.
Liisi loves to try new things and isn't easily intimidated by challenges.
I would like to be a man for one day. I'm not sure yet if it should be a certain person or not but it should be a man who has power. I feel that men do have more power and it would be interesting to see if I would feel more powerful in a body of a man.
Porridge. Not that it is my favourite but it is neutral enough that I could go on eating it for a long period of time.
Well, who wouldn't want to witness the Big Bang?! To see how it all started.
We are inspired by her! If you would like to ask Liisi about his job at Singleton or meet any of the other team members, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
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