intive is us. We come from different backgrounds, specialize in multiple fields and use various tools and languages. In this series of short interviews we introduce intive’s professionals by revealing how they work, what they do in their free time, and what drives them in life.
Name: Tobias Becker
Role: Solution Architect
Expert at: Solving puzzles
Favorite app: Spotify
Currently watching: The Flash
Currently reading: Whatever my daughter wants to read
What is your greatest challenge as a senior software expert?
Finding the degree of abstraction for a problem that is just right and can be understood equally well by engineers and business people. The challenge seems to be similar in each project, but it actually isn't.
What do you love the most about what you do at intive?
Enabling others to solve challenges by looking at things from a more abstract level or thinking outside the box.
What’s your smartest work-related shortcut or productivity hack?
Do your work like you do your estimations, so basically break it down into smaller pieces. After that, start your work with the ones that you can solve immediately. Order doesn’t always matter, if you know how to do the puzzle.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
"Experience comes from experiencing" – that’s a line that made me see things differently many times. It’s actually a thought I heard from an intiver.
Who inspires you?
I never thought of that really. I believe that I can learn something valuable from pretty much anyone, even from my 1,5 year old daughter! She’s taught me that being happy is easy if you don't overcomplicate things :)