Mathieu joined Kapernikov in February 2020. After a few years of learning the ropes in his first position as BI consultant, where he started to use ETL tooling and ended up building and managing a complex data warehouse from A to Z, he was eager and ready to specialize further in the wide world of data engineering. When he heard through a friend of a position at Kapernikov that offered just that possibility, he was happy to go for the opportunity.
“Of course, having a friend around at the office was a plus. But what made me decide to go for it was the way the job opening was written. The tone suggested a friendly and relaxed working atmosphere, but it was still serious about the skills and the role, and that I really liked. It had to be a job where I could become more proficient at what I do.”
Becoming an expert
Today, Mathieu is honing his data engineering skills at Belgian railway grid operator Infrabel, where he is responsible for the data pipelining and data engineering as he supports the ICT team to move their BI to a python environment. As far as he is concerned, it is the perfect combination of doing what he is good at and being challenged to learn new things that make him even better.
“I learn a lot by working with my senior colleagues. Kapernikov offers me a way to improve that I like a lot: by sparring with experts who have more experience and knowledge than I do, and who challenge me to keep up with them. This will help me to become the expert that I want to be myself.”
And so Mathieu, who has been tinkering with computers ever since he was 12, has found a path at Kapernikov that allows him to be among the first to specialize in emerging technologies that will soon shape the future of IT, from cloud services to DevOps. “It’s truly thrilling to always be doing new things that make doing what I like, data engineering, better and easier.”
The gift of trust
One of the things that Mathieu likes most about Kapernikov’s atmosphere is how serious the company is about trusting each other. Not only does everyone receive full trust in their ability and skills to run their individual jobs, but also to take part in running the company together. “I like Kapernikov’s horizontal management style with S3. There is so much more transparency on how and why decisions are made, and it’s a great way to work together on solving internal things.”