Tell us a bit about Arstan Rysbekov
Being only 24 years old, I’m the youngest member of Kosli’s team. I was born and raised in the diverse, charming and unknown (to many) Kyrgyzstan. (Fun fact: Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis have a song about Kyrgyzstan). At the end of 2020 I moved to Oslo and you might be wondering why! Well, besides my studies, I wanted to see why Norway is one of the happiest countries in the world and also to travel around Europe and explore new cultures! 🌍
Currently, I’m a masters student at the University of Oslo and this has given me the valuable resources I need to contribute to the unique way we handle compliance at Kosli. I decided to pursue a Computer Science degree because I realised how technology, especially software, rapidly and drastically changes the world around us, creating boundless opportunities along the way.
What made you decide to come and work for Kosli?
When I came across Kosli, it seemed like a great organization and a unique opportunity to boost my skills and learn new things. Having previously worked in roles where I experienced the hurdles of traditional change management, the purpose of Kosli spoke to my heart. Joining the company, I knew that I would work alongside talented and experienced colleagues from the DevOps field, and that was the cherry on top of the cake! 🍰
What were you doing before Kosli?
During my days in the telecommunication industry I was working as Quality Assurance team leader at Ericsson’s Managed services in Kyrgyzstan. One of the many projects that I participated in was the migration of the whole BSS solution. This is considered to be one of the most difficult tasks in telecommunications and we completed it without big incidents or disturbance in customer experience 😎
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Between balancing work and studies, I always try to make some time for myself to relax and recharge. For me, that usually means reading. I’m passionate about manga, anime and novels. My favorite book is Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.