Eugene, tell us a bit more about yourself.
I’m a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in the development of mobile software. I first studied computer science at the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine. Following that, I’ve been involved in a range of projects and roles, ranging from Software Architect and Product Owner to Scrum Master. I've been part of imito for 5 years now, and I’m the main point of contact for everyone in the team regarding software development.
And who are you outside of imito?
I've always enjoyed climbing mountains! For example, I climbed the summit of Matterhorn in 2019 together with a good friend who also at that year started to work for imito. And I’ve recently become a father. I believe, being part of a fully remote company is a major gift for parents. I don’t lose time commuting to the office and can spend more time with my growing daughter. The company has been established in a way that enables the team to have a flexible schedule while still moving projects forward.
What makes it enjoyable to work in imito’s product development team?
I enjoy the open-minded team - each one an expert in their field. We have a relatively small team where we can adapt fast to new customer requests. And most importantly, our products have a positive impact on how patients with chronic wounds are treated. I also enjoy the principles of a flat organisation and that nearly the whole team has an adequate technical background.
What do you do as a Product Owner at imito?
As a Product Owner, my main job is to constantly sync the roadmap and communicate the impediments to the rest of the team. I constantly try to ensure a transparent and clear workflow for the development team. Having experienced the company from the first day, I’ve got deep knowledge about how all projects interlap with each other.
I also still do enjoy the software development process itself. It’s a bit like a meditation - diving deep into the code, and in the end receiving a clear result that was previously just a set of requirements. Working at imito is a great combination of managing the team and solving some technical challenges myself. I also can dive into new topics, like mobile-based machine learning, which is very inspiring.
You were the very first one to join our team in early 2016, how has imito changed over the last 5 years?
Before I joined imito, I was working on multiple relatively short-term projects. It has been a pleasure to focus on contributing to one meaningful company for the last 5 years. It was possible to grow myself and at the same time see the product grow.
5 years ago we started by developing imitoMeasure and it was presented at the conhIT 2016 (now DMEA), which was imito’s first conference. It was great to see how our first customers played with it and appreciate our measurement function, which is still an important feature of our products. Now we’re having several products, with imitoWound being a certified medical product, so we have to balance our innovative spirit and the quality of the software more carefully. It’s really rewarding to see developing the company over so many years, and I am really excited about our plans to integrate AI into imitoWound, which will further increase the value for the users and patients tremendously.
Many thanks, Eugene!