Game, Set, and Match: From Support to App Development

September 2, 2022

Radu Constantin has been an OTGSer since 2019, but a lot has changed since he first joined. Here’s how a curious mind and knack for coding helped Radu develop his career.

Radu, tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Radu Constantin, born and raised in Iasi, Romania. I’m a sports enthusiast (meaning that I’m not good at sports, but I put my all into them!).

In my free time, I like to learn new things, improve my current skills, or go for a quick motorcycle ride around town.

I try to make full use of the benefits that come with working remotely, so I aim to spend a few months every year working abroad.

Radu playing a match in a local tennis championship

When did you join OTGS, and what was your position?

I joined OnTheGoSystems in 2019 as a First-Tier Supporter. 

I had prior experience with WPML products which, combined with my PHP knowledge, allowed me to help our clients fix the issues they were seeing on their websites. 

I found the role to be really rewarding. I had the opportunity to talk directly to our clients and felt a sense of satisfaction anytime an issue was fixed.

Radu’s current minimal, but effective desk setup

What do you do now?

I’m currently part of the Adelance team, where I help develop all the applications we use in our studio.

How did you grow into this role? What made you want to pursue it?

I always liked digging into code, being able to use a few lines of code here and there, making an image appear at the top of a website, or even creating a simple app to track my expenses. 

When the opportunity of moving to a position where I could use my curiosity came up, I took a shot. The rest is history. I can now say I’m part of the awesome Adelance team!

Every remote worker has to experience working from the beach at least once in their life

Is there anything in particular that helped you get to where you are today?

I watched online courses and practiced on small and sometimes random apps. 

I’m also a curious person. In my previous position as a Supporter, I would dig into the root of an issue inside the code. That probably helped me learn and get to where I am as well.

For Radu, working remotely from the mountains beats working from the beach

Are you happy in your current role? What motivates you?

Yes, I definitely enjoy my current role! I learn a lot of new things every single day.

I love the fact that I have great colleagues that I can learn from – both directly, by asking questions, and indirectly, from the code they write and I review.

Apart from this, I’m motivated by the thought that I have an impact on products that make people’s lives better. Thanks to the efforts of the entire Adelance team, people can easily meet each other and have a nice time dancing and socializing.

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