Employee Spotlight: Roman Antypenko
Life at LoopMe
Why did you decide to join LoopMe?
I have always looked for employment opportunities that match my career aspirations. When my friend Mikhail mentioned that a suitable vacancy was open – I decided to apply and I am very glad that I made such a decision. I was very happy to receive an invitation for an interview. During the interview, I found that the information I knew about the company did not in the least exaggerate the company’s positive culture and supportive environment. A few days later, I received the happy news that I got the job. I was very grateful to Mikhail for the recommendation and I was eager to start my new career path in such a fantastic workplace.
Why did you decide to work in this industry?
When I was six years old, I saw a computer for the first time. I was in awe of this magical box that could do so many amazing things. From that moment, I was hooked. I spent countless hours tinkering with computers and teaching myself. Fast forward to today, I am now 34 years old and working in the IT field. It hasn’t always been easy, but the challenges keep me motivated and engaged. I love being able to solve complex problems and work on cutting-edge technology. The IT field is incredibly cool, and I feel lucky to be doing something that I am passionate about every day.
What motivates you to come to work?
The answer is very simple. Every day when I enter the office and take my seat, my colleagues greet me warmly. I am always surrounded by a group of highly qualified professionals, each an expert in their field. We work well together, sharing our knowledge and skills and helping each other every day. I am constantly learning something new from my colleagues, and they, in turn, learn from me. There is a camaraderie in our department and it is a pleasure to work with these talented people. I am incredibly lucky to be part of such a wonderful team.
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Roman. I am 34 years old. I am a systems administrator and I am proud of my profession. I’ve been with LoopMe for a little over 2 years. I work with wonderful employees whom I appreciate and respect as professionals and as individuals. My hobbies are knife sharpening, fishing and cooking. I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world (although any man will say so – if he is happily married). With the outbreak of the war, I did a little volunteer work and tried to help where I could. In general, even despite the circumstances, I can say that I am a happy person.
Do you have any hobbies?
Sometimes I think I even have too many hobbies. But the main ones are sharpening and restoration of knives, fishing, archery and cooking. These things always comfort me. I have been dabbling with knives for as long as I can remember. Fishing too, since it is also a hobby of my father and grandfather. And what pleases me most of all is that fishing is also my wife’s hobby. I took up archery as it intrigued me a lot. As for cooking – I think that there is nothing more enjoyable than sitting at one big table with your family and friends and eating a meal prepared together. This is my ninja way.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose and why?
I thought about it a lot. I really like New Zealand. I love nature very much. My friends moved to New Zealand about 5 years ago and they told me a lot of good things about the standard of living, laws and conditions there. I plan to visit the country one day and see everything for myself.