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Getting to know Marius Dinu

Our meet the team blog series highlights the amazing people behind Xalient. This week we met with one of our Security Support Engineers, Marius Dinu, to learn a little more about him and his role at Xalient.

To kick things off, could you tell us about your career background and current role at Xalient?

Before Xalient, I worked with Okta Support for around four years, so it naturally made sense to work within a Cloud Security Engineer role here at Xalient.

What is it that attracted you to Xalient?

The Xalient culture and the people working here are fantastic, making the role more appealing.

What’s the first thing you do when you start your working day?

I ensure I have a big cup of coffee next to me throughout the morning.

And what does a day in life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday?

I usually start the day by organising the tasks for the day, selecting the top 3 most important, and focusing on those before getting to anything else.

How would your colleagues describe you?

I think they would say I’m outgoing, sociable and very funny (my words, they wouldn’t probably admit it)

What do you like most about your job?

The relaxed environment allows me to thrive and be productive every day.

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

Probably caring for otters at the zoo!

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I like going for a swim, watching or playing football or playing video games.

Are there any products, gadgets or apps you can’t live without?

It has to be my AirPods. I can’t go anywhere without my music.

Who/what inspires you (work, personal and/or historical)?

I’m trying my best to take inspiration from everything around me, not just from a particular source.

What’s a fun fact about you many people might not know?

I can understand different languages (more or less) without knowing or speaking them.

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