Nik Shulrufer

Company Role:
Software Developer


What do you do at Omnia Retail?
Supporting the Frontend part of the Omnia portal, transforming lines of code into nice new features for our customers and ensuring that everything runs as smoothly and reliably as possible :)

What is something people in your industry have to deal with that you want to fix?
The world of software development is rapidly changing. Each day new technologies emerge, existing technologies get overhauled and so on. Therefore, if developers do not factor in the possibility of future changes, they will eventually find themselves stuck in the maintenance mode, instead of the mode of creation. Why? Because the biggest challenge for a software engineer is not to write a code which will bring about a certain result. It is writing a code that will be robust enough as to outlive hundreds of iterations without breaking anything and clear enough so it can be easily understood by others even after a few years. Only then you can call this a ‘good code’.

What is your past experience, of working in your position?
Holding a bachelor’s degree in law (yes, completely unrelated to tech), I started out as a self-taught developer several years ago out of sheer passion for creating things on the web. Since then, I familiarized myself with intricacies of Frontend programming languages, frameworks and tools which now allow me to build beautiful stuff for Omnia.

What do you like about working at Omnia Retail so far?
The friendly vibes and a pleasant environment to work in created by the awesome people at Omnia. In addition, it is also a huge opportunity for professional growth that Omnia offers.

What are the values that drive you?
Integrity – paramount to any social interaction and the foundation of every relationship.
Consistency – the main ingredient for any growth or success, especially if coupled with a reflection and smart adjustments along your journey.

What are your top-3 favorite books?
Hard to pick only three, but below are some really good ones:
- “The End of Eternity” by Isaac Asimov
- “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” by Dan Millman
- “Obstacle is the way” by Ryan Holiday

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
All kinds of sport ignite a spark inside me. Be that scuba diving, skiing, or mountain biking – count me in for the game. I also do not neglect a regular weightlifting to live by the famous adage – Mens sana in corpore sano.

Let’s end with your favorite quote!
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” — Seneca