This series will introduce you to a member of team Exacta every month, so you can meet the dedicated hardworking team that has made Exacta what it is today. Our seventeenth instalment of the series introduces you to Joey Alexander. Joey began working at Exacta in 2021. Joey is a Systems Administrator this means that he is responsible for organising, installing, and supporting Exacta’s systems.
How long have you been at Exacta and tell us about your job role?
When did I start? About 2 years ago now. September 2021. I work as a Systems Administrator, which means I deal with all the internal systems and computers, solving any problems that may arise. I also help out by providing support to customers.
What do you enjoy most about working at Exacta?
The culture of the company is really good, that’s definitely what drew me to working here. Everyone in the office and production is really nice. I also enjoy problem solving, which is the main reason for me choosing this role. I love being presented with tasks and figuring out different solutions.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Quite a wide range of stuff I suppose. I spend a lot of time hiking and going to the theatre. I volunteer at a local theatre, so just helping out there or going to as many shows as possible. Other than that, I also like going on long walks with my partner.
What advice would you give to younger generations who aspire to work in the STEM industry/want the same job role as you?
Being really curious about everything is so important. Don’t be afraid to break stuff and figure out how it works. Always wanting to learn and being intrigued by lots of things is really helpful.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
That’s a good question. I’m going to try and not play the game, and just say a plane or something. I would probably take a Kindle full of books, don’t make me choose just one! I was going to say juggling balls because I do a lot of juggling and circus skills, but I could just pick up some stones and juggle them! So, I would also take a Rubik’s Cube and just spend all my time trying to get faster and faster at it. The problem with this question is, I’ve just spent 6 months walking around New Zealand, carrying literally nothing, I’ve enjoyed not having anything. So, for the last thing, umm… I’d probably take some chocolate.
If you could time travel, where is the first place you would go?
Ohh I think the future. I’d definitely want to go to the future. Screw the past! But how far into the future? 500 years I’d say. See what it’s like.