Team Talk
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Vereign Team Talk with Viktor Popov

Vereign stands for confidentiality, integrity and actuality. Its mission is to enable you to own your digital identity, a platform where you could choose whom to trust, what they could access and retract it at any time. It is designed to add a layer of authenticity and security to your day-to-day communication: Authentic Communication through Blockchain Federated Networks.

In order to achieve this mission we have a diverse, hardworking and experienced team working behind the scenes. Meet the team behind Vereign with our Team Talks!

Can you share a little of your professional background?
Most of my work experience as an engineer is from working on the back-end side. As a back-end engineer I mostly worked with Java and JEE, but I have also worked with other different technologies. I have also worked on multiple outsourcing projects for different industries, including product companies. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to participate in the different phases of software development, such as proposing the designs, discussing the requirements, helping in maintenance, support and testing.

Can you describe your role at Vereign?
My job title is Senior Software Engineer. I work on implementing core features of the Vereign software. I do this by writing functional and technical code and by analysing, developing and managing data between the product, server and users. I also ensure high performance and I collaborate with the rest of team and respond to requests from the front-end developers. I review functional and technical requirements and I also have the opportunity to develop new ideas for programmes and products.

Vereign is all about openness, security and the Open Source community. Can you explain why this is so important to you?
The Open Source community is important for me because it means that you are open towards others. To me, this means that you are able to share, you are able to collaborate, and you are able to contribute so that everyone can benefit from the same information available. Over the past few years it has become more apparent that Open Source is the way to go in the software industry. You can tell because more and more companies are embracing Open Source, which is a good thing.

What are you passionate about?
From a young age I have always been passionate about software and technology. I think that is why it was an easy and natural decision for me to take this direction in my career. Another thing I am also very passionate about is the future. Think of what things will change in the future, how can we make the future better etc. Next to software, technology and the future I also have several hobbies that I can say that I am passionate about, such as music, cooking and painting.

Claim to fame
Hm… my claim to fame. Perhaps it could have something to do with the fact that I am very much into craft beers. Actually, I am into it so much that I am even thinking of opening my own craft beer brewery one day!

Viktor Popov | Location: Sofia, Bulgaria | LinkedIn