“Working at Smart Refill is a big pleasure. Smart Refill is almost like a startup company in its ability to adapt to external factors, for instance market changes. Besides the flexibility, I find it interesting that Smart Refill has a wide business sphere with customers in both fintech and telecom.”
- Started in June 2020
- Web Developer, frontend
- Lives in Ängelholm
- Studied Economics of enterprise
- Hobbies: Yoga, any kind of dancing
- Favorite apps: The app my team is working on right now!
- Favorit gadget: My Macbook Pro 13”
Irina – structured and logical frontend developer
Irina grew up in the Ukrainian city Kharkiv. She studied Economics of enterprise, but soon realized that economics wasn’t what she wanted to focus on in her career. While working in her parents local clothing store for a change, Irina’s interest in programming started to grow. Her first step was to self educate. She felt that she really enjoyed it and some years later Irina got her first job as a developer. Since Irina started working with frontend development in 2010 she has worked in Ukraine, the USA and now Sweden. Irina came to Sweden in 2018 and moved to the small but very beautiful city Ängelholm. She worked in Malmö as Scrum Master and Product Owner before starting her current work at Smart Refill as Lead Web Developer.
“I like to do my work in a logical, structured way to achieve a high standard. It’s important to always think two, three or even more steps ahead to produce high quality results. Some people find the starting progress as the easiest part of the work. I think it’s the hardest part, because I always think about the upcoming steps.”
A normal workday for Irina starts with a “short, inspiring and motivating” morning meeting. After that, her work is a balance of deep focus individual work and team meetings. The aim of her individual work is to create applications that are simple solutions for complex problems. The team meetings are mainly focused on continuous improvements, trying to become happier people and more productive professionals.
“I think Smart Refill is a company of professionals. But also a company which is relaxed, fun, and with a lot of young people. Smart Refill is a great mixture of ages, gender and culture and I really enjoy the work every day.”