• Daniela Merz

Meet The Team: Interview with Jakob Ziebermayr and Kilian Köppl



Welcome on board to Jakob and Kilian Happy reading!


Kilian, what were you doing before craftworks?

I was working for a startup in Graz which creates image processing solutions for car dealerships. There I was responsible for automated image enhancement algorithms.


Jakob, could you start by explaining how you ended up at craftworks?

I was looking for a change in a professional sense. And I reached out to friends to see if they knew good companies to work for. I got two positive recommendations for Craftworks, after some more research into the company I decided to apply.


Kilian, could you tell us more about your position at craftworks and what expectations do you have towards your work at craftworks?

I’m a Data Scientist. I am providing data driven solutions for real world problems.

My expectations are that me and my team always strive to use the best tools and processes available as this is a rapidly changing environment.


Jakob, can you tell me what your position at craftworks is and on what you are working right now?

I'm a software engineer with focus on backend. Currently working on the nucost project.


Kilian, how do you go about continuing to develop your professional skills and knowledge?

Mostly paper reading, kaggle challenges and having an eye on the latest tools and trends.


Jakob, what differences do you notice compared to your previous employment?

I feel like the work here is a lot more structured and more professional as a whole and I feel like here the employees are given good opportunities to develop their skill set. Also the atmosphere feels open and nice.


Kilian, who or what has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?

I think the greatest impact comes from watching the workflow of former and current colleagues.


Jakob, what behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?

I would attribute my success to my desire to be great at something and my practical approach to get things done.


Kilian, what three words would your friends use to describe you? Three words you describe yourself.

Maybe thoughtful, calm and friendly. I would describe myself as thoughtful, loud and friendly.


Jakob, what’s one thing you’re learning now, and why is it important to you?

I'm learning how to play the piano right now and it's important for me because even though I am not naturally talented at it, I greatly enjoy the progress I make.


Kilian, what’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

I’ve never been outside of Europe. I already booked a flight to visit Costa Rica after my studies, but two weeks before departure the first lockdown was announced.


Jakob, how do you prefer to start your day?

With some light exercise and a good breakfast.


Kilian, what's the best advice you were ever given?

Spend a semester abroad.


Jakob, apart from work, how do you spend your free time?

I am a very active member of a sports club where I play and coach. Also I like game evenings with friends.


5 short questions:

Which music is playing on your player right now?

Kilian: Lofi hiphop

Jakob: Porto from worakls


If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?

Kilian: Probably time travel.

Jakob: I would really like to be able to have every food I want, when I want it.


Mac or PC?

Kilian: PC

Jakob: PC


Coffee or tea?

Kilian: Green Tea

Jakob: Water


Tell me one place you always wanted to travel to?

Kilian: South East Asia

Jakob: New Zealand


Thank you, Kilian and Jakob!

Thank you for reading our interviews!


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