Justyna makes a transition to Yonoton from Coinmotion cryptocurrency company where she worked as a front-end software developer.
Tell us a little bit about your background?
I'm a front-end developer with over 10 years of experience. I enjoy being able to create beautiful things that are of use to others - and sometimes myself as well. I deeply care about the quality and maintainability of code.
In my career I worked with teams and companies of varied size and observed "the cycle of life" that happens with growth.
On a personal note: I'm from Poland. After reading some fiction and non-fiction books, I really wanted to move to Norway but after doing a bit more research a fantasy changed to the real decision to move to Finland. I don't have a driving license. I am a cat person.
I might say something about great prospects, self development and so on - and many places offer that. What was the most appealing to me was the atmosphere. I felt welcome the first time we had a chat and my first day was a great experience. People here are open, warm and create the best possible work-family one might have.
Yonoton’s future insights?
High team spirit means well motivated employees which makes a top-class product. In current reality the demand for offered services is, and will be, higher than ever before.
Experience from scaleups?
Working for Grand Parade, I experienced growth from less than 30 employees to 150 employees in about 2 years, which then was expedited by company acquisition and in the next 2 years Krakow branch of William Hill (which Grand Parade became part of) had around 350 employees and we all were engaged in projects that often involved working with remote to our location part of the team.
Yonoton is growing rapidly – expectations?
Challenging times which show whether the company is able to be really agile which changes that inevitably will happen. But even with all the bumpy road ahead I feel Yonoton will handle this experience with success.
Name one achievement that you are most proud of?
My first React project - a back office for a Sports Relief charity event in the UK. We worked as a team of four devs, with a very strict deadline (a true deadline) with new technologies - and managed to launch it successfully with only a small hiccup.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I am very passionate about baby wearing and cloth diapers. I used to love knitting and hopefully will get back to it at some point in my life. I enjoy experimenting with different methods of brewing coffee and trying new specialty beans every time. I play board games - though a lot less than I would like. Currently getting through the whole Discworld series one more time.