My First 60 Days at Spark

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David joined Spark in February as a Software Engineer. He has become a valuable asset to our team, and keen to share what his first 60 days at Spark have been like!

Read on to see how he fits in with our tribe!

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How would you describe three months at Spark in less than 5 minutes?

To be honest, it doesn’t make sense to describe 131,400 minutes (three months) in just 5 minutes. Why? Well, I have too many experiences that I have enjoyed, and I cannot share most of them because you need to work at Spark to get it!

Jokes aside, let´s go!

On the 8th of February, I took my train from Seville to Malaga, where I had an appointment with Tom (Spark’s CTO). I never thought that I could drink so much coffee in one day, but I did. Once I received my laptop (my first MacBook Pro!!!), I was excited because I had never used one before. After a couple of minutes, I turned on my Mac, and before touching the keyboard, all I could hear was: “Security, Security and Security”. No, there wasn’t a security breach in our building, but Tom's words have been burnt into my brain. He’s obsessed with ensuring we’re always as secure as possible; little did he know - I’m like that too!

In my first week at Spark, I learned a lot as I started to work on project-oriented and risk management processes. In March / April, I got my first two AWS certifications, all paid for by Spark. This was an awesome opportunity because I never had a chance to complete these before.

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In May, I finished my first project which was a huge success, and we also spent time on our first remote working week away in Marbella. It was great getting to know everyone and meeting everyone in person! My co-workers at Spark are smart, familiar, funny, and collaborative. I could use many more adjectives, but let’s just say that Spark has a really good culture! Here we are transparent, and it doesn’t feel like a typical company; it is something else.

So, Marbella was great fun, and what did I learn? Well, my colleagues are the best, and we share some great commonalities and interests, such as board games, music, hobbies and more.

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I also learned more about other sectors like Operations and Sales and the value they bring to the company. I also realised that I have a long-lost brother who is taller and blonder. Who knows, maybe we are the same person but in different countries   All my colleagues, though, are in the same boat; we want to build our company and our careers in the same direction. I’m sure that we will, I have no doubt.

Finally, I invite you readers to check out our open company positions because you could join an amazing team, work on leading projects, experience good culture and live good experiences like I have lived this week with all our company.

Sparkies, all of you are amazing!!

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