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10 Questions with Jeffrey Emakpor, Full Stack Engineer

We sat down with one of our Full Stack Engineers, Jeffrey to discuss 10 very important and also not so important questions. 

  1. What are you doing at receeve?
    I'm a part of a number of our great engineers as a Fullstack Engineer, I’m the guy you call on when a new feature needs to be implemented with crispy attention to detail and customer needs ;)
  2. Where are you located?
    I’m currently located in the Urban part of Accra, Ghana..

  3. How did you end up at receeve?
    Some time last year 2020 I sent an application to receeve for a backend engineering role, but unfortunately didn't get an interview. I’ve always been interested in how debt can be collected in modern days compared to the old time of knocking at a debtor's house to pay up. I wanted to know more about how this is done, and receeve has always been my first interest into getting a much deeper understanding. Fast forward to July 2021, after months of skilling up, I finally decided to give receeve another go by applying to a different role that I believe would give me a greater chance of understanding on how things work, and also would also give me the opportunity to use my skill set to bring great value to the company and it’s vision. I applied and got my first interview with an amazing HR Recruiter by the name Karina, and went through each stage of one of the best interview processes I’ve had so far in my career.

  4. Why did you choose to work for receeve and why work in collections?
    I’ve always been a fan of the amazing job receeve is doing with debt collections. I believe my contribution would bring immense change to how collections is handled in these modern days.

  5. What is your morning routine before starting your work?
    I wake up at 8 in the morning, take my tea and try to relax by listening to some amapiano music before I start my work day at 10am.

  6. Do you prefer remote work or going to the office?
    I prefer remote work for sure, it gives me more time to think about solving problems and spend time with my family and I also don’t have to worry about boredom because I have teammates like Germain who sends me good french hip hop music that we are listening to together. Also Caleb who always comes through when I need an extra lightening brain.

  7. Why are you working in a start-up?
    I believe the Start-up environment helps me grow by giving me a lot of freedom about decision making and implementations, which in return grows my experience level massively.

  8. How does your perfect “Feierabend” (German term for time in the evening after work) look like?
    I mostly just play video games with my friends when they come to visit, and also later at night, I go to the mall to have some hot chocolate 🙂

  9. With whom of the company would you like to switch jobs for one day?
    Right now, I can't think of any.

  10. Who would you like to nominate for the next interview?
    I’d like to nominate my dudes Germain or Caleb

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