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"Flexibility shows everywhere"

Name: Ilya Savkin
Location: Oulu
Title: Junior Front-end Developer
Degree: Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology

I am Ilya Savkin and I work as a Front-end Developer in the Global Projects team in Oulu. I am originally from St. Petersburg, Russia but I moved to Finland to study at the University of Applied Sciences in the autumn of 2015. Liana came into the picture when I heard about the company from friends who had gotten traineeships here. I applied for a Back-end Developer Trainee position, got it and started working for the company in May 2017.

What I like best about Liana is the flexibility that shows everywhere. I was able to pause my traineeship to do a study exchange and I was welcomed back into the company after my time abroad. While progressing in my studies and during my traineeship, I realized that my passion lies in front-end development. So when I returned, I transferred into front-end work in my team. I am impressed that the company allows me to grow in the direction I want to.

The atmosphere at the office is quite informal, while at the same time everyone does their work with professionalism. Because I spend my workdays building landing pages, sites and newsletter templates with our tools, another really important thing to me is that the Liana tools are getting better all the time with constant updates and new features.

The relaxed atmosphere of Liana is not limited to the office but can be noticed in free time as well. Company parties are never for just making a short appearance but people stay and enjoy the moment and time with coworkers that are also friends.

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