Tap Into Our Team: Raul de Novoa

Meet Raul de Novoa, our Staff Data Engineer on the Data Science team.

Tell us a little bit about your role, describe the impact you have in your role.

I’m the administrator of the internal reporting tool (MicroStrategy). I really enjoy this position because I get the best of both worlds: I’m at the intersection of the Business teams (who need the data) and the Data Science/Engineering teams (who generate and store the data). I’ve been here for almost a year and I’m still learning every day.

What’s your favorite thing about working out of the San Francisco office?

The people! I love the interaction, the energy, the talent, Micha’s funny labels around the office 🙂 The great location is also a plus, of course.

How do you define success?

That’s a tricky one – in a competitive setting, the meaning of success is usually clear: either you win or you don’t. At a personal level though, I’d say it’s a moving target, and more of a combination of factors: a healthy dose of ambition, an ever-curious mind, fulfillment in your goals, a reasonable amount of freedom, but also balanced by a sense of contentment: success is great, but don’t forget to be happy along the way.

What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?

Spending quality time with good friends, and if there’s music involved, even better!

Name one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

A great gift. If it’s the right gift for the right person, then it’s always worth it.

Interested in learning more about our team? Stay tuned for the next installment of the Tap Into Our Team series!

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