Front-end Developer Duy Nguyen

In this part of #SarakePeople series we’ll get to know Front-end developer Duy, whose story is quite unique. In this article, Duy shares his fascinating background and highlights what is exceptional about Finnish work culture.

Published 8.6.2023

Tell us about your background?

I studied information technology first in Vaasa, and after a few years I moved to Oulu to finish my degree. I started working at Sarake in 2020, and I wrote my thesis about developing a new version of Sarake Sign Wide. I graduated from Oulu University of Applied Sciences in 2020. A year later, I moved back to Vietnam, where I am from. After spending some time in Vietnam, my wife and I decided to move back to Finland. I came back to work for Sarake six months ago.

What made you come back to Sarake?

After deciding on returning to Finland, I contacted Sarake to see if they needed a front-end developer. I wanted to come back to Sarake because the people and the practices were familiar to me. I also appreciate good colleagues, and here at Sarake we all support each other, which is very important to me. Sarake also provides everything we need for a good work-life balance.

Tell us about your work at Sarake?

I work as a front-end developer, it means that my role on projects is to implement UI and new features. At the moment, I’m working on our new product, Sarake Sign Basic.

What is the most interesting thing about your job?

The most interesting thing is that I get to create something new. I like to create fancy new things, and that’s why I like working as a front-end developer. My work is rewarding, because I can see visually everything I create. 

“At Sarake, we all support each other.”

Front-end Developer Duy Nguyen

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

In my free time, I like to watch movies and spend time with my friends. Our hobby is to test new restaurants in Helsinki. I also play football every week.

What is your favourite memory from Sarake?

All the company events where we get to spend time together. My favourite memory is from summer 2021, when we had a summer event and went outside to play different summer games together. It was nice to hang out with colleagues outside of the office.

What is the best thing about working in Finland?

Finnish people are a bit more private, which I like. Working in Finland is also very flexible, and employers respect employees’ personal time.

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