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The Axonius Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series dedicated to shining a much-deserved light on the movers and shakers building the fastest growing cybersecurity company ever. You can read past Employee Spotlights here.
This month, we’re spotlighting R&D Team Leader Eli Tsinberg. Based in our Tel Aviv office, Eli joined Axonius in February, 2020.
Kaite Rosa: Tell us a bit about your career path before Axonius. What did you do? What critical moments got you to where you are today?
Eli Tsinberg: From a young age, I had a passion for computers and technology. But only after joining the Israel Defense Forces I found that engineering and software development was the career path I was looking for. I had served in the C4I corps as a commander at the IDF Programming Academy.
After the army, I worked for a year at Amdocs and then left to get my Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
After two years, and during my bachelor’s, I started working at Source Defense as a full stack developer and later on as a team leader. I joined Axonius right after.
Kaite: What about Axonius made you interested in working here?
Eli: I had a friend that was working at Axonius and told me about the product Axonius is building. Once I started to look into it, I learned about the outstanding technology and all the highly professional and motivated people working here.
I was looking for a place, with a huge growth potential, innovative product, and intelligent people. Axonius definitely was a great match for me.
Kaite: What are some of the things that you or your team are responsible for?
Eli: One of the interesting things my team and I are responsible for is the ability to see and query organizations’ assets — for example, users and devices — using the Query Wizard. There are other cool features, too, like column filtering with complex expressions, caching, general backend features, and scaling up our system performance.
Kaite: What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on or career milestone you’ve achieved while working at Axonius?
Eli: During my time at Axonius, I’ve had the chance to work on multiple interesting and complex projects. One is the ability to construct and reuse saved queries in order to build complex queries (referencing a query to another query). Another one is our cache mechanism while querying for organization's assets, which improved our querying times.
Kaite: What advice can you offer to someone looking to take on a role similar to yours?
Eli: As a team leader, you'll find yourself juggling between multiple tasks. Managing your team members, researching and fixing bugs, planning our future cool features, and more.
In order to make it all happen and excel at it, you'll have to manage your time very carefully. What helps me the most, is to have lists where I prioritize my tasks (even for non-work related tasks).
Kaite: If someone reading was interested in joining Axonius, what should they know about working here?
Eli: If you like challenges, are aiming high in your career, and looking for a place where you can express your ideas and have an influence — Axonius is definitely the right place for you.
Kaite: Ok, now for some fun! I’m going to ask you a series of “rapid fire” questions about yourself, to help our readers get to know you a bit better.
First one! When you log on in the morning, what do you tackle first?
Eli: Emails and Slack messages.
Kaite: What helps you focus?
Eli: Music and coffee.
Kaite: How do you organize your day to stay productive?
Eli: Looking into my task lists and prioritizing them for the day.
Kaite: How do you deal with stress?
Eli: Swimming, gym, and spending time with my amazing wife.
Kaite: Any hobbies outside of work?
Eli: Scuba diving and snowboarding.
Kaite: Favorite way to spend your weekends?
Eli: Chilling with my wife and visiting family.
Kaite: Do you drink coffee? How do you take your coffee?
Eli: Yes. Black coffee in the morning, espresso in the afternoon.
Kaite: What’s the last podcast you listened to? Why did you enjoy it?
Eli: The Art of Leadership: Small Things, Done Well. Any leader could relate and find something useful in this book.
Want to work alongside Eli? Check out our careers page to learn more and apply.
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