Our SABS people: Alex Petraru, Project Manager

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Published March 22, 2023

Alex Petraru works as Project Manager at SABS NETWORK and leads one of the divisions that deliver software solutions to one of the company’s largest clients. In the following bite-sized interview, Alex talks about his first years at SABS, and remembers some of the challenges that shaped him professionally over the past 8 years.

How did your journey at SABS start?

My journey in SABS began in 2015 as a SharePoint developer, but as time passed, I immersed myself in a variety of exciting technologies. From PowerShell to SQL, from Angular to SharePointDesigner, from PowerAutomate to reports with Logi and PowerBI, and even .net MVC and .net Core, I’ve explored them all.

As my knowledge grew, I began to take on a new role as a mentor to newcomers, leading teams on a range of diverse projects. I even participated in a leadership course, which helped prepare me for the opportunity to become a project manager. With confidence and determination, I tackled each new challenge with enthusiasm and agility.

While I hadn’t yet achieved senior status in any particular technology, my experiences with such a vast variety of tools and projects have given me a unique perspective and the ability to provide valuable insights on any project I tackle.

What were some major challenges that you successfully overcome?

During the last 8 years at SABS, I faced some challenges that tested my abilities. One such challenge occurred just six months into my job when I became responsible for overseeing all SharePoint projects. It was a daunting task, but I persevered even as the senior member went on parental leave.

Another challenge arose when I was asked to lead a team responsible for implementing complex functions and stored procedures to calculate forecast costs for a project. Although it wasn’t an area of expertise for me, I rose to the challenge and delivered the expected results.

Through it all, I am grateful for the support and assistance I received from my colleagues. While there were undoubtedly other challenges, I never shied away from stepping out of my comfort zone and taking on new, exciting opportunities.

This article is part of a series of bite-sized interviews. You can read part two here – Alexandra Vasiliu.