Meet a Muley – Albin Kjellin, CloudHub Solutions Architect

December 13 2013

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This week’s Muley comes to us from Sweden! Albin Kjellin is our CloudHub Solutions Architect in the San Francisco office, and as a part of the Services and Support Team, he spends much of his time solving problems with his technical expertise. When he’s not helping customers with their CloudHub needs, he’s refilling the coffee in his awesome Sweden moose mug. Read on to learn a little more about Albin!

First thought that came to mind when you looked into the mirror today?

  • I wonder if I can get away with not shaving for one more day.

How did you find MuleSoft?

  • I found MuleSoft a little bit by coincidence. My wife got a job at UCSF so we moved here from Stockholm and while waiting for the paperwork to process I found out that MuleSoft’s HQ was located in San Francisco. Since I had tested Mule ESB at my previous job to build integrations and had liked the product, I thought I would apply.

 

How was the interview process? Any funny or embarrassing stories?

  • There were a lot of interviews but everything went smooth. I think there were a total of 6 onsite interviews over two days. I’m not very good at interviewing but it went over well.

What was your first job?

  • I was a pallet repair worker at a factory when I was 14. I wasn’t old enough to use a nail gun at the time so the job was pretty much removing broken parts from a pallet using a crowbar and a saw. Not the most intellectually stimulating job but I enjoyed it at the time.

What’s a typical day like for you?

  • I help MuleSoft customers connect applications using CloudHub. I would say that on average I spend maybe 60% of my time in Mule Studio and the rest of the time with meetings, project planning, documentation and that sort of thing.

What are you currently working on?

Best perk of being at MuleSoft?

The chance to learn from really smart people. Also, we have really good happy hours.

Best piece of advice you’ve received?

Be smarter (got it from my wife).

Most embarrassing moment?

I once got locked out of a sauna in the middle of winter (in Sweden), without any clothes. My friend managed to get a hold of a briefcase sized mobile phone (this was a while ago) and called for someone with an additional key to let us in again – 30 mins later.

 

Favorite food you could eat everyday if you had to?

  • Ramen

If you weren’t doing what you’re doing, what would you do?

  • Probably trying to create some SaaS startup.

If you could have any pet in the world, what would you want?

  • A bear.

Favorite karaoke song?

  • Piano Man by Billy Joel

Favorite word?

  • Färskpotatis (Swedish for new potatoes)

 

That’s it for this week’s Muley! Check back next week to meet someone new. As always, let us know if you’re interested in hearing from a particular team or position.

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