Meet Haden

Learn more about the “Jack of All Trades”, Business intern Haden, and what he loves about working at Silexica.

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WHERE AND WHAT?

I live in the “Südstadt” area of Cologne and work at our headquarters in out in Ehrenfeld. My role at Silexica would best be described as a “Jack of All Trades” within the operations department. Overall, I try to find areas where processes or certain aspects can be improved to either save costs or increase efficiency and maximize impact.

BEST THING ABOUT SILEXICA?

I really enjoy the international working environment and open culture. It is fantastic to get the opportunity to work with so many different kinds of people. Coming from a non-technical background, I also appreciate the willingness of our developers to patiently explain basic abstract concepts regarding our products.

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BEST THINGS ABOUT WORKING AT SILEXICA?

Given, that I joined Silexica after our Series B round, I did not get to fully experience the true wonderful chaos that is “start-up” culture. But it’s nice to be able to experience a start-up in its transitioning and pivoting phases where Silexica is currently at.

IF YOU HADN’T BECOME BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I am still studying, and will (if everything works out) go on and complete a PhD and become a professor. So, I guess the answer isn’t quite clear for me yet.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

Playing Schocken and drinking Kölsch.

ADVICE TO FUTURE SILEXICANS?

I would say, especially for those coming in with non-technical backgrounds, do not be afraid to ask questions and ask for help, in particular when dealing with rather complex questions or trends related to hardware or software

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