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Meet the Fairowners: Nadezhda Barinova, our Software Engineer

Updated: Apr 26

Bringing you another story that introduces our team - the driving force behind Fairown’s circular financing solution. This time, we had a chat with Nadezhda Barinova, our Software Engineer.



Fairown is Nadja’s first job abroad. She joined the team, because Fairown looked like a place with friendly and professional people, who also care about a circular economy, and implement modern and eco-friendly projects. Nadja’s daily inspiration is to improve her skills to create more functional and stable code.


Tell us about your professional background.


First of all, I’m not a Software Engineer since high school. I’ve graduated as an Accountant and continued working as one for a couple of years. Then I decided to change my work profile and started to study Javascript and all the front-end stuff. I graduated as a Web Designer and learned Javascript in parallel. Then I got my first job as a Junior Developer and started to grow as fast as I could.


Name some fun facts about yourself that we can’t find on your CV.


I’m a cat mother, make-up artist, singer, and addicted to sports. So, after a workday of coding, I usually do sports, vocal training or make-up, and pet my beautiful cats.


Why did you choose Fairown, what stood out for you?


At first sight, this start-up looked like a place with friendly and professional people, who also care about a circular economy, and implement modern and eco-friendly projects. I got excited about the idea and decided to join to be part of this interesting journey.


How has your onboarding process been?


I had no idea what onboarding in a European company would be like. I was surprised in a positive way! I want to say a thousand words of thanks to all my colleagues, who were very welcoming. Now, I consider them as my friends.


Joining Fairown was a big change in your life. Tell us more about it.


Fairown is my first job abroad. Actually, my husband moved to Estonia to start a new job. It was a logical step to come with him. After arriving here, the first months went by learning English, Estonian, and React, because in the last couple of years, I worked with Vue.


After I renewed my LinkedIn profile, Fairown was the first company with my stack of technologies. I decided to try and successfully passed the first test assignment! The next step was really extreme for me: tech job interview. However, I did my best with all my knowledge and language skills.


What drives and inspires you the most in your daily work?


My daily inspiration is to improve my skills to create more functional and stable code. Also, I’m a tutor and mentor to one of our newest team members. I'm on a mission to teach him how to code properly. This is a great chance to improve my skills in a different perspective, and I have really enjoyed it so far.



Stay tuned for more stories and insights into the life of fairowners!