A-Team spotlight: Simon Adi, Data Engineer

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Meet Simon Adi, a Data Engineer and one of Archlet’s very first employees. He talked to us about what brought him to Archlet, what he’s been nerding out about and how he would survive life on a desert island.  

What brought you to Archlet?  

If I'm honest, money. But in all seriousness, I could tell from our founders, Tim, Lukas, and Jakob that Archlet was different from other companies I interviewed at. The interviews were nice, the team spirit was good, and the communication was better. I could tell right away.  

What do you do at Archlet?  

I’m a Data Scientist, so I spend most of my day in Python, handling all the data that is input into the app. My favorite part of the job is when I get to research new things—things we haven’t done yet, where there’s room to think and try something new. There are of course parts of the role that are more straightforward where you know what you have to do and how to do it, so it’s fun when we get to explore something new.  

What’s your superpower?

Video games are my superpower. Anything that requires aim, I'm good at.  

What two things would you bring with you to a desert island?  

A flare gun and a Swiss army knife. I wouldn’t consider myself someone who is or would be well-prepared for that type of situation. But I can improvise, that’s my specialty.  

Where is your favorite place to spend time in Zurich?  

In summer, pretty much any bar ideally next to Limmat. Which, for those unfamiliar with the city is the main river in Zurich. As long as it’s sunny and I’m outside, I’m happy. And in the winter, my house. I’m from the South of France and despise the cold.  

What have you nerded about recently?  

Rust, I’ve been learning the language slowly in my free time. I started getting into it because we use Python and JavaScript in the app, and they are languages that I would consider pretty easy to use, but they’re not the fastest. I like things that go fast so I started looking into Rust. I’m teaching myself, just going to any random resources I can find online to learn about it.  

What do you love most about working at Archlet?

There are two main things. One is the amazing team. There is an amazing team spirit, and I enjoy working with everyone. Secondly, the fact that I can take initiative. I get to have input on what we do and I can quickly see the impact of it on our users.    

Any advice for future Archlet Engineers?  

Don’t sweat it. We’re nice people.

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