Magdy Abdel, Software Engineer
Everyone here is incredibly helpful and eager to help one another. Everyone contributes in equal measure, because we are all in this together. There is a great rapport amongst us.
I'm Magdy Abdel and I've been with Celestia Antwerp for about two years as a Software Engineer.
Since I had no prior experience, I imagined that any company would be a very formal setting where everything was managed ‘by the book’. My eyes have been opened, and Celestia Antwerp has demonstrated that work is far more than that and can balance serious and enjoyable elements.
As soon as I joined, I saw that everyone here is incredibly helpful and eager to help one another. Everyone contributes in equal measure, because we are all in this together. There is a great rapport amongst us, with people stepping in to assist if something does not go as expected.
We also work in the space industry, which is a distinct field in itself with many fascinating people in it. My colleagues teach me a lot at work. Every day is an opportunity for me to learn and advance. It is made even more worthwhile by my colleagues.
During breaks, we discuss a wide range of topics. I enjoy hearing about past projects from my colleagues who have more experience in the industry than I have, as well as sharing jokes and personal conversations. Chats like these often have remarkable moments in the details they bring.
I am fortunate to work with talented individuals with a lot of insight and commitment who love what they do. I find it easy to talk to my manager, the CEO. There are monthly lunches where the simple "how are you feeling?" question is frequently asked. We also do team building exercises and there is a lot of focus on the team, not just the company.
Following your aspirations is one of the most important things I’ve been able to do at Celestia Antwerp. I've actually been dreaming of working in the space industry since I was a young child, and now I'm here.
As a software engineer, I go home happy when I have resolved bugs or when I have created something new. Of course, that's not always the case, but then my colleagues are there to put a smile on my face. Here, you can be yourself, follow your passions, and not be hesitant to ask questions.
Because our influence extends beyond a nation or area, I am proud of the work I do. We influence several nations, businesses, and the entire world. Who knows, maybe one day we'll explore the universe beyond the confines of our tiny globe.