Lyubo Raykov

Product Engineer
Tell us about yourself.

I’m an engineer from Sofia, Bulgaria who loves building reliable software to solve customer problems. Previously, I’ve worked on SaaS products at different companies including Uber, Docker, and Gitlab. I seek adventures both professionally and not, and in my non-working time I try to maintain my Strava profile and read a good book or two.

What got you interested in joining Metaview?

I’ve spent most of my career working at large companies and improving my craft. About 2 years ago, I decided that I wanted to experience building a product and company from scratch. I started with a gig of my own and discovered that there’s so much to learn about company building. I figured that the best way to do so would be to join a rocketship early on, and I decided Metaview was the one. When I saw the product demo it was obvious that this is something that needs to exist in the world and companies need. The only question was whether the founders are the people to lead it, and I didn’t need too many meetings to be convinced of that.

What are your career aspirations and how is Metaview helping you get there?

As most people do, I want to make a dent in the world. I think that building a company is a good way to do it and solve problems that matter to you. Metaview’s a good learning experience for that as you get to tackle a wide range of problems often by going off the beaten track, experiment daily, and clearly see the customer impact of your actions. You can also see the culture of the company shaping as more people come on board and I find that very energising.

What are some people, companies or books that most inspire your work?

I admire companies that keep on delivering new products quickly even as they grow. Stripe is an exceptional example of that.

What sets the opportunity at Metaview apart from other places you have worked?

It’s both very early and still incredibly easy to gain conviction about the company’s success after meeting the team and seeing the product. You get to work on unique and diverse challenges with a lot of autonomy and own your work from inputs to outcome. I believe that’s the type of culture that leads to growth and learning, and that now’s the time to join.

Lyubo Raykov