“The growing startup scene in Stockholm is very interesting"
By Go See Talents | April 6, 2018
We are proud to welcome Boris Berkgaut to the Go See Family! Boris is an accomplished senior software professional with over 10 years of experience. Among his areas of expertise you will find real-time systems, distributed systems, cloud, data-intensive applications, and functional programming.
“In 2012, I got an opportunity to move to Sweden from Russia. By that day, I already had Sweden on my list of preferred countries. Particularly interesting was the growing startup scene, large number of engineering jobs, wide use of English, working culture emphasizing work-life balance but also permission for my wife accompanying me, which is not the case in some other countries.
My first job in Sweden was at the Swedish FinTech unicorn Klarna. It was a great experience but after five years I wanted to find a way to try out different working environments and company sizes to better understand what works and what does not.
Being a consultant at Go See Talents is a great way to do that without taking any risks that for example startups may involve. It also gives me the possibility to share my knowledge with young developers taking the first steps in their career. This resonated to my experiences of both seeing young developers struggling to get their first job, but also companies in urgent need for the right people yet having no resources to achieve this internally.
Even though moving abroad with a family is not an easy task to accomplish, I am convinced that it was the best choice. It has opened up many new possibilities. And to be honest, the common stereotypes portraying Swedes as reserved and unfriendly has proven to be completely wrong.”