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The Org Hires Miklos Szots as Senior Backend Engineer

The Org Hires Miklos Szots as Senior Backend Engineer, The Org

Miklos Szots has joined The Org as the new Senior Backend Engineer. He will work from the company’s office in Copenhagen, Denmark and report to company Co-Founder and CTO Andreas Jarbøl.

In his new role, Miklos will lead improvements to The Org’s user-facing and internal platform infrastructure (web crawler). He will also drive both coding and devops best practices using functional programming and automation.

Miklos said he was drawn to the opportunity at The Org because he likes “working with ambitious colleagues on an ambitious product.” He also enjoys “having technical challenges and solving/contributing to a wide array of features to help companies become more transparent.”

Before joining The Org, he worked for Infare as a data platform lead, where he solved big data problems using distributed computing systems and was involved in various data-heavy projects with a focus on high throughput. Before Infare, Miklos worked for a Danish startup called Falcon.io as a Java backend engineer and was a full-stack developer on several public sector projects in his home country (Hungary).

Outside of work Miklos likes to follow the latest technology news related to architecture and technology practices. He is a big coffee lover who brews filtered coffee at home with a scale and timer for consistent results. He also likes to travel and eat his way through Southeast Asia.

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