Continuing the series of articles in which we get to know our colleagues better, today we present Alexandra, who joined Future WorkForce in 2020 and works as a Senior RPA Developer.
What is your name (or nickname if you like 😊) and position at FWF?
My name is Marcu Ioana-Alexandra, but I usually go by Alexandra, and I am a senior RPA Developer working in Cluj-Napoca.
How long have you been a part of Future WorkForce?
I have been part of Future Workforce since January 2020, about two and a half years.
What is your role at Future WorkForce?
I’m working as a senior RPA Developer, and that translates as one of the people that participate in understanding the business process, creating a technical solution for a process, implementing a process, mentoring, helping colleagues, estimating projects, and performing code reviews.
When not working, what do you do to relax?
When I need to relax, I spend my time watching a movie or any documentary I find on the internet since I am pretty introverted.
What are your passions?
I enjoy cooking and baking since it allows me to learn new recipes I found while searching the internet and also test them on people around me (at least when I know they are comestible).
Which is your favorite movie/book, and why?
My favorite movie is I Origins, a psychological film about reincarnation and science. It’s been my favorite since high school because it made me question a lot of life philosophies I never thought about before; I consider myself an overthinker, so this movie gave me food for thought.
What has been your most significant professional success to date?
My biggest professional success to date would be a robot that was previously started by other colleagues which I overtook – a robot that would receive input from Druid, send a request to Oracle to generate a report, download and filter the report, then send it to the user that asked for the report. As easy as it sounds, it was not that simple. The basis of the robot and the way it was thought was the work of more than one person, the way it was documented from the business perspective was quite difficult to understand and put into code, so when I started working on it I felt like there is no way I would be able to bring this process to an end. I consider it the most significant professional success because it’s the process I learned the most by understanding what my more experimented colleagues had previously started.
What are your plans for career development this year?
Until the end of the year, I’d like to broaden my knowledge regarding Document Understanding and AI Center. If I still have time, I’d like to start learning about Microsoft Power Automate, and also, I’d like to begin the Solution Architect training.
Which are the advantages of FWF in having you as an employee?
I would think because I try to keep up with the customer’s expectations and be as understanding as it’s needed to their demands. I developed some solid soft skills while working with different customers, and I could consider that being adaptable to most of them is an advantage of having me as an employee. I’m also a person who learns from my mistakes and always thinks of ways to do better than I did yesterday.
Would you recommend Future WorkForce to your friends and acquaintances, and why?
I would recommend FWF to my friends and acquaintances firstly because of the environment we work in – I had the pleasure to work with very open people in our team, and secondly, because of the possibility of learning new things that you may have never heard of before. From my experience, learning RPA was one of the best things that could have happened to me, and I'm very happy that I found something I am really good at.