Beyond "Us, the company" there is "Us, the people".
For us Cubic SoftLab isn't everything. It's just our workplace. Just a workplace where we drink great coffee. Just a place where we eat together. Just a place where our weird sense of humour makes sense.
Between us, sometimes it is also the place where our family members come looking for us: checking to see whether we are working or just having fun 9 to 12 hours a day...
Web development and its various components was one of the first things she mastered. Project management she learned on her own and on the job. Unrelenting when it comes to work, flexible when it comes to people and generous when it comes to office pizza.
Gabriel has a masters degree in Management from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. You get the impression he had to work in shifts to accumulate the work experience managing people and projects his CV mentions: in food industry, car rental services, transportation, medical software development, pharmaceutical products and IT support. Management is mostly about people, he will tell you, and how to help and motivate them to become the best. A rare combination of humor and no-nonsense during office hours, Gabi is an avid boardgame player and a bold fan of Carlos Santana.
Raul’s weakness is taking things apart: watches, engines and… software. There’s poetry in pistons and camshafts or - especially! - in server network protocols. He likes Python, C++ and C#; the latter, he wants to master “yesterday”, because back-end is where he feels at home. When he isn’t taking things apart (or putting them back together), Raul plays soccer, preferably as a midfielder; preferably in a Barcelona jersey.
According to Samuel, two formative experiences determined his choice of a career: solving a scrambled Rubik's cube all by himself when he was 11 and his first class in computer science when he was 15. Applying logic to problems is what he is still very much passionate about and C++ and C# is what he prefers using for this. Sami is an Alternosfera fan, has a good volleyball serve and can’t wait for the cold months when he can take out his snowboard.
Daniel is as deliberate in his speech as he is in his programming or project management. “Luck favors the prepared mind” is something that stood him well over the years in various contexts: a finalist in the national Physics olympiad, a Theology seminarian or a Computer Science graduate. If Objective-C, Swift, Java, MySQL, Git, JIRA or Confluence were physical tools, his would be very well worn. When Daniel isn’t working (or parenting), he likes to play chess, watch action movies, help as volunteer at his church or dream his (future) walnut orchard.
Mihai has a masters degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj Napoca. If there is one thing that represents him is this: navigating “impossible” off-road trails and reaching difficult destinations. When Mihai purchased an iPhone 3G and got instantly hooked: making apps was then the equivalent of off-roading! Mastering Xcode, iOS, Objective-C, Foundation, UIKit, Swift followed naturally because you can’t go on a mobile adventure unprepared. When he isn’t developing apps you will most probably find him off-roading (literally, this time) somewhere in the mountains of Maramures, Romania or maintaining a positively huge network of friendships and acquaintances.
Java developer focused on Android and web frameworks Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master. Hybris Core and Hybris Commerce certified developer. With 4 years of experience as a Java developer I had the chance to work on desktop, web and mobile solutions so I can quickly add value to any Java based project.
George loves to tinker with the hardware at least as much as he likes to tweak software. As a teenager he was constantly taking apart, upgrading and put together his computer; inevitably, this required some coding skills as well. When smartphones started making waves he was sold on the enormous potential they have. One thing led to another and he is now studying for a degree in Automation and Computer Science at UTCN. His acquaintance with C expanded, he got proficient in C# and Java and now he is learning Node.js and Ruby. When he can spare a minute he loves to play video games at the toughest setting; arguably, there is nothing better than Final Fantasy XIV.
Opinionated and passionate about most things, Cosmin is very utilitarian when it comes to programming. A no-nonsense sort of guy with a no-nonsense approach to programming.
In high school, Mircea was thinking about heading toward a career in mathematics; being required to build a website for a school project proved to be such fun that he decided to switch to Computer Science. He breezed through W3schools and Codecademy courses in a single summer and started worked as a junior web developer as a second year undergraduate. Since then, he focused on e-commerce web development, gaining valuable experience and expertise with OpenCart and Magento. His next goal: mastering Zend Framework. When he is relaxing, soccer is foremost on his mind: watching Ibrahimovic score, trying his own reflexes on the field or managing virtual teams in FIFA.
Adrian is a psychologist by training made worse by an unnatural amount of curiosity that helped him during complete a M.Sci and a PhD in Cognitive Science. A quintessential idea junkie and scatterbrain with a fair analytical mind, he managed to transition to SEO and Marketing without much difficulty. Taking too much time when it comes to researching things out, he is nonetheless fast when it comes to brainstorming. Adrian likes to read, listen to podcasts and talk about ideas in science, history, philosophy and religion, doing a bit of gardening and raising rabbits.
Doesn’t play poker, but he likes to win. All the time! Mostly at work with his everyday challenges, one can see that at the first glance. A graduate in Telecommunications and Information Technology of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Mihai has a vast experience with XHTML, CSS, WordPress, SEO and SEM. His search engine optimization best practices grant him to make unique recommendations and suggestions to help ensure our projects highest quality. In his spare time, Mihai stays up-to-date on the latest technology and is an enthusiastic handball player with 4 years of professional experience. He enjoys being part of a winning team and always pushes for a better way of doing things.