Meet Elena Kirilova, Software Developer at BGO Software

22 Apr 2016 - 2 min read

Elena Kirilova has a Bachelor’s degree in Regional Development but she changed her carrier path by graduating from Telerik Academy in 2013. Moreover, she worked for about a year in a startup company and now for about two years in BGO Software. Eli works primarily with .Net and she writes on C# and JavaScript. She is fond of the backend, but generally she is a full stack dev. On the whole, Elena Kirilova proves that the world needs more women in tech like her.

  • How long have you been working for the company and how did everything start?

I joined BGO Software in August, 2014. After the interview I called the HR and told her “This is exactly the place I want to work at”. Now I think how much the company has achieved since then, and I’m glad I’m part of the journey.

  • What are the biggest challenges in what you do?

To see the big picture, while trying not to lost in its details.

  • What are the most fundamental skills you should have for your current position?

 Logical thinking and perseverance.

  • As a software developer, tell us what it is like to be one.

It’s fun, except when it is really frustrating.

Elena Kirilova

  • My favorite moment of the day is late at night
  • The first thing I notice about a person is his/her handshake. I think you can tell a lot about a person by their handshake.
  • The 3 things I cannot work without are Google, Visual Studio and meaningfulness
  • My 3 favorite online places are Google’s second page (you can hide everything there), Facebook and YouTube
  • When I am offline, I’m somewhere in the countryside
  • I love my job because it’s challenging, creative and really interesting
  • I get inspired by code abstractions and architectures (simply said, clever code written in a crafty way)
  • If I had a superpower, it would be super strength
  • On my nightstand you will find lamp, phone, books, cosmetics, tissues… The only thing that’s missing is order
  • I come to work in five minutes as I live really close to the office 🙂
  • I learn the most from experience
  • If I had to describe myself in 3 words, they would be clumsy, stubborn, curios
  • The strangest thing I believed in as a child was that when we go to a restaurant we get paid (because I saw my father taking the change once)
  • One person I consider a genius is… I actually consider things genius. People are just people, but some of them can do genius things.
  • My favorite quote is (no quotes by Paulo Coelho if possible) “Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark, professionals built Titanic”
  • If I win from the lottery, I will… invest? (Wild me 😉 )
  • If I have to describe to my grandparents what I do for a living I will tell them I build things using a computer
  • My philosophy in life is (try to) stay positive