Meet our Working Student to become Junior Software Engineer: Rustem Devletov


July 8, 2022


What are you studying and what do you do at Goodly?


I am currently a Master student in Data Analytics at the University of Hildesheim, with a focus on machine/deep learning. At Goodly Innovations – or as we like to call it, Goodly – I am an intern responsible for process optimization through the development of concepts, algorithms, and prototypes. Once I receive my master's certificate by July, I will become full-time employee as Junior Software Engineer at Goodly.


At Goodly Innovations – or as we like to call it, Goodly – I am an intern responsible for process optimization through the development of concepts, algorithms, and prototypes.

How long have you been working with us?


I became a member of the Goodly team in October 2020. I was given an opportunity to extend my hard skills such as programming and utilization of various software and technologies. Following the Agile project management concepts at Goodly, I have also gone on to improve my soft skills such as communication, critical thinking, and teamwork.


“I was given an opportunity to extend my hard skills such as programming and utilization of various software and technologies.”


Tell us about your role. What do you most enjoy in your daily work?


When I first joined Goodly, it was exciting to familiarize myself with the OptiworX product, the existing work, and the team members who have contributed to it. It was the first hands-on experience that I have had with augmented reality technologies. Through interviewing our colleagues and users under the supervision of the product owner, Elena Mercep, I managed to identify a few areas in need of improvement. The highest priority was to develop a tool that would help users to convert production operations manuals into the appropriate OptiworX format, bypassing the need for hand-coding, which we later called Process Assistant. Since the structure of industrial processes often deviates from the linear flow, Process Assistant has a limited applicability. Therefore, I am currently concentrating on developing syntax for extending the functionality of OptiworX software. The exciting part of my work is the freedom and flexibility in research that Goodly provides, along with the access and opportunities for continuous learning and skills improvement. Aside from this, I also enjoy the ease of communication with my colleagues, who are always open to discussions on the topics I am unfamiliar with and are willing to help to deepen my knowledge.


“The exciting part of my work is the freedom and flexibility in research that Goodly provides, along with the access and opportunities for continuous learning and skills improvement.”

Why do you like Goodly?


I think the flat hierarchy is one of the most appealing qualities of Goodly. Being a working student here, I do not feel as if I am any different from other employees. On the contrary, my professional opinions, ideas and concerns are taken with proper consideration. Every question I have had so far has been addressed with full attention from my colleagues.


“Goodly benefits from having a diverse, multi-national team of professionals.”

If you could change departments for a day, which task profile would appeal to you?


After working on Process Assistant for an extended time period, I now have a deep understanding of the so-called catalogues used by our software as an equivalent of real-life production operations manuals. If I were to change my department, I would be willing to join our installation engineers who configure those catalogues and bring them into being on production site. It would be exciting to address the challenge of data conversion and software installation.


“If I were to change my department, I would be willing to join our installation engineers who configure those catalogues and bring them into being on production site.”

What do you look forward to at work?


First, I would like to say that not only has Goodly become a secure trampoline for my full integration into Germany as a third-country national but also a place where you feel fulfilled, heard, and understood. Besides, my new position poses a great challenge to my professional career as there is a lot of knowledge to acquire. So, to answer your question, I would say that what I’m looking forward at work is the assurance of growth and the feeling of being welcomed.


“My new position poses a great challenge to my professional career as there is a lot of knowledge to acquire.”

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