This is the second post in a three-part series about the Co-Founders at Aimsio.
1. Give us a brief background on yourself.
I was born and raised in Isfahan, Iran which is one of the major cities in Iran with a lot of history. I went to primary, secondary, and high school in Isfahan before I left for Tehran to study Computer Science at Amirkabir University. I started using computers when I was 10 and started to teach myself basic computer programming when I was 11. Over the years I got more into programming and learned more through other sources and got my first part-time job as a developer when I was 14. Aside from computers, I’ve always been passionate about physics and at some point I was going to pursue my education in that field.
2. What does your typical day look like?
My days have been evolving ever since I started at Aimsio. My typical day starts with participating in some of the daily standup meetings for each dev team to get updated on the status of the work being done. I then catch up with my emails before noon. The rest of my day is usually spent working on active projects by attending brainstorming meetings, reviewing tickets, reviewing code, researching, and planning for the next projects. A big part of my day is spent trying to remove blockers for my team by getting involved in discussions, answering questions, and helping with decision making. These are my manager days.
I dedicate some days to doing more hand-ons work. On these days, I block off some time to work on a specific idea that I have or do coding or code reviewing of a certain project.
3. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that we are doing something different. We are solving a problem that many others have struggled to address. We are redefining how an enterprise software should work. Easy to use and feature rich.
4. Where do you see the company in 5 years?
Aimsio will be a well known name in the field services market by providing the best in class software. It will be a company that every other company in this market is benchmarked against. We are definitely going to grow much larger in the next 5 years and things are going to change but I still see that we are going to attract the top talent to our company and have the best team and culture.
5. What is your favourite thing about Aimsio?
There are many things. But I would say team and culture are the biggest things. I have the privilege of working with an amazing and talented team. I learn something everyday and get to brainstorm with smart, creative people who are problem solvers and have great ideas. On top of that, everyone is so fun to work with.
I have the privilege of working with an amazing and talented team. I learn something everyday and get to brainstorm with smart, creative people who are problem solvers and have great ideas.
6. If you weren't a Co-Founder at Aimsio, what would you be doing?
It’s hard to imagine not working at Aimsio. This is exactly what I want to do. If I weren’t at Aimsio I’d still want to find a real world problem that can be addressed by tech and either be part of the startup that is working on it or build a startup and team around it. I’d also love to study physics in my spare time.
7. What advice do you have for anyone starting their own company or thinking about starting their own company?
Starting a company, while it’s very fun and rewarding, is a very hard and challenging thing to do. You will have to be prepared for the lifestyle and ready to make some sacrifices. You have to be committed and stay motivated to keep up with all the problems and challenges that are thrown at you. Everyday there is a new challenge to work on and problem to solve. It never gets boring.