We are growing and as a result we have many new employees who have started working here at Ubisecure. This is a blog series that will showcase our new superstars and get u a change to know them. They have been asked a series of questions about their first impressions of Ubisecure and life in general.
First up is Sami Lindgren who joined us as a Sales Engineer.
What made you decide to join our organization?
“I used to work in a customer interface of a global telecommunication company for 18 years. We went through some good times and bad times but after seeing 20 rounds of layoffs I was not able to dodge the bullet anymore.
It was my turn to take the hit and I started to search for a new job. During the last few years I had a chance to work with the pre-sales people. I specified solutions and introduced them to the customers. I conducted some PoC tests as well and found those things interesting. It was during one of my job search sessions on the internet when I noticed an open position for a Sales Engineer position at Ubisecure. After reading the description I got interested. I searched LinkedIn and noticed that Juha Koponen works here. We used to be colleagues previously and I decided to call him and ask some questions. He told me all the good things about Ubisecure and I decided to apply. After three rounds of interviews, including a presentation I conducted as part of one of the interview sessions, I was chosen to the post.”
What’s the best thing about working at Ubisecure?
“There are a lot of good things about working at Ubisecure. This company has a product that is relevant not only for today’s needs and requirements but will be valid in the forthcoming years as well. To me, it seems that this company has a good future ahead of it and all the right people working to make it happen”
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
“I will attend IAM Academy training courses 3 and 4 with one of our partner. I have been waiting for these courses for a while and really looking forward to attending them. I used to conduct lot of training courses in my previous work and let’s see if I will conduct some of these IAM Academy courses later in the future.”
If you were a protocol, which protocol would you be & why?
“I’m still far more familiar with the telecommunication protocols than authentication and authorization protocols, but I want to go with the later ones. I choose SAML 2.0. It is old and almost obsolete but still alive and kicking ;-)”
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
“I don’t know if this is a big secret but my hobby is to play guitar in a band. And my secret talent is my ability to sing in such way that I cannot hit one single note correctly. Luckily we have two singers in the band so I can just concentrate on playing my guitar.”
Any final words?
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. – Master Oogway.”
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