Integration Hero: Yegor

Integration Hero 2024

Enable U is made up of individual heroes. Some work with clients, others send invoices. Some are our first point of contact when we get a call and others work in the background to keep systems running or make new connections.

But the Enable U machine works so efficiently mainly because of our many integration heroes. This series of Integration Heroes is meant to honor those individuals.

Yegor works as a Java Developer in the Enable U OpenTunnel team.

So, Yegor, what do you actually do all day?

Most of my tasks are mainly related to the development of the Managed Integration Templates (functionality that was introduced in the OpenTunnel 4.0.0).  We have a lot of conversations within the team about the future of our MI templates, and make improvements to the template’s functionality, which in turn allows our colleagues (consultants) to work more efficiently with these templates. Of course, we write the code for those improvements and bug fixes. All of that is part of my daily work routine.

When did you start working at Enable U?

I joined Enable U about two years ago as a Java Developer. This role is actually my first experience in this field and I am thrilled to have this opportunity.

What did you do before joining us?

I started a career in journalism out of ambition, but soon had to change my profession to something healthier and more profitable. So in the ten years that followed, I expanded my skills as a specialist in pre-printing (including graphic design), printing, and various post-printing processes. After that, I decided to take the next step and switched to the profession I had dreamed of since childhood; I became a programmer.

What part of your current role do you enjoy the most?

My favorite part of the job is when conversations and research turn into consensus, starting the development phase. It probably doesn’t look like anything valuable to people outside the process, but it gives me the same feeling as time travel would!

What do you do to keep your knowledge up-to-date?

As a technical specialist, I don’t have to do much to be up-to-date: just keep reading documentation and books, about development as they are, and follow the news about modern frameworks and technologies. And of course, I can always ask my colleagues for advice. In this respect, the help of my colleagues is invaluable. Human contact is really important, also in technology.

How would you describe Enable U as a company?

Enable U resembles a young adult, on the verge of a new phase. Ready to excel with all the accumulated attributes. Whether in Europe, the Northern Hemisphere or possibly on a global scale.

Work is important, but what do you do in your spare time?

Hmm, in my spare time I read books (sci-fi), and watch series (also sci-fi, and Japanese animation). And I love good dishes – so I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking.

You recently moved to a completely new environment, this must have had a huge impact on your personal life. How did you do that and how are you doing now?

Moving has a huge impact on daily life. And it’s not about what to buy in the supermarket for dinner (Belarus and Lithuania don’t differ much in that regard), but above all it’s about losing your social network. But, fortunately, I am not alone in this;  this is the problem of every colleague who has moved from Belarus to Vilnius. Everyone misses their friends. I can’t invite them over for dinner, or to play board games. We can’t go on short walks. The distance to some friends now measures not only kilometers, but also years.

However, I have a psyche strong enough to overcome all of this. Moreover, we support each other here in the Vilnius office. Because only as a team will we have the ability to overcome any problem and solve any difficulty we may encounter.

What would you like to say to your other Enable U colleagues?

‘Connecting people – integrate the future!’ I believe that people are the key element of any success. People, the sum of their skills, the combination of their ambitions, the merging of their ideas and the merging of their dreams helps in building a better future for each person, in the scope of the company, but also in the whole society. So the relationships between people are essential for you, for your team… You can take this proposition as far as you want.