FOEX new employee introduction: Stefan Dobre

Stefan DobreAs FOEX GmbH continues to grow and hire talented new employees, we’ve started this new article series to introduce our newest staff members to our customers, partners, readers and friends. In fact, why keep all this to ourselves when Stefan could soon be working with you!


Introducing Stefan Dobre, our newest addition to the team, with this 7 “Get to know you” questions:



1. Can you tell us a little bit about your background?

I was born and lived for 13 years in suburban Bucharest, Romania. My family then moved to Linz, Austria where I completed an international high school.

I believe that was the place which broadened my horizon the most. I got to meet and befriend people from all around the world, participate in amazing events such as the European Youth Parliament, and take classes from Advanced Mathematics all the way to Theatre Arts. After I graduated, I moved to Vienna to pursue a degree in Software Engineering at the Technical University.


2. What was it about FOEX that attracted you the most?

I believe cross-platform / web-based applications are the future of technology, and a framework which facilitates building them is definitely a project I wish to be a part of.

Furthermore, the company’s proximity to Vienna and them looking for a trainee at the time made it quite easy for me to decide. I’m pleased to join the team and help improve the FOEX Plugin Framework even more.


3. Was there a project or initiative in your career that sticks out the most?

As I am still studying and seeing this as my first technical job, I do not yet have many such projects under my belt. With that being said, I am proud to be part of Google’s Android Nanodegree and I’m sure there are many interesting projects right around the corner.


4. Where do you envision spending your 3 month sabbatical?

There are so many places I wish to visit. One can always just travel. For my ideal 3-month sabbatical I think the main point would be to travel without an itinerary. Start in, let’s say South America, then decide on the spot where to go next.


5. What super power would you like to have?

Bug-Vision. As in, when you look at your code and can immediately identify the bug. Sigh…


6. How do you spend your leisure time? Do you have any hobbies?

Besides spending time with my girlfriend and binging TV-series, I always have some project to work on. Right now I’m learning Android development, messing around with a Raspberry Pi and playing piano. I also wish to play more tennis and football, however there is only a finite number of hours in a day.


7. Is there a book that you would recommend to others?

Anything by George Orwell is a great read. There is no way that his social commentary about our present and our future from ‘Animal Farm’ or ‘1984’ will not make you contemplate.


We’re excited to have Stefan as part of our team and look forward to watching his continued development at FOEX!

Interested in joining Stefan and starting a career with FOEX? Check out our Careers page and browse through our current openings.

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