Full Stack Engineer • R&D • On site

Raul Stelescu

What I do at Avallone

I’m the second engineer and the 007th employee 🕵. I focus primarily on system architecture and software design, helping build the right software by asking a lot (and I do mean a lot) of questions.

Life before Avallone

I’ve been working in the software compliance industry for a few years. I’ve gathered quite a bit of experience working with SaaS products and building software starting at an early development stage. I’ve always been excited about the startup environment and how you get to learn and improve on the way, which is just one of the reasons I joined Avallone.

"We do the right thing, not the easy thing”

Working at Avallone

Being the second engineer came with a lot of hats in the bag. Every day, I’d pull out a new one and take on a slightly different responsibility which came with its own challenges and learnings. I’m still amazed by the amount of experience that people around me have within their industries, and I feel lucky to be part of it. Every day, I learn something new about KYC and AML - which is actually way more interesting than it sounds… Trust me!

My favorite Avallone value

Honor

We are loyal, fair, and accountable

It’s quite difficult to choose one particular value. As an engineer, I love the fact that we have a value that says that we do the right thing and not the easy one. Sometimes, we might be tempted to cut a corner, but the fact that we can ask ourselves if it is the right thing to do is something very close to my heart. Every opinion counts but fact and logic wins, is another value I hold high, and together, these two values make up the core of who I am.

A day in my life

AM
First thing in the AM
PM
During my day
Evening
In the evening
Usually sleep
More coffee
Play games / study
If I somehow manage to wake up early, I’d go to the gym
Deploy what is ready
If I don’t wake up early, I’d go to the gym
Coffee, meetings and PR reviews
Work on tasks and open pull requests
Cook

I’d describe my Avallone colleagues as...

Great at what they do. Everyone knows their stuff, and yet they’re always open for suggestions.