Today help me welcome to the team in Berlin, Sebastian Razola!
Hi there! Thanks for the interview- can you tell us how to say “hi” in your native language?
Sure thing! Hej.
I see from your “hello” that you are from Sweden! So are a lot of people that work at SoundCloud. I heard you were at the first SoundCloud opening party – how was that? And how were you introduced to SoundCloud?
Yep, correct. A friend of mine, now colleague, was invited and asked if I wanted to join. The party was on the rooftop terrace of the old office and the weather was spectacular. Let’s just say it was a pretty good first visit to Berlin.
You are fairly new to Berlin but I see that you are pretty active on Foursquare checking out new places all the time, what do you love most about Berlin so far?
I love exploring food scenes so it’s really exciting to be in a new city and to discover new places every week. I’m also starting to realize that spring comes early here compared to Stockholm. WIN!
Back to SoundCloud, what is your role?
In a tweet: I’m a Product Manager mainly looking after and thinking about our App Gallery and Developer Pages.
What is your favorite sound?
Nothing beats a good laugh. It’s so insanely contagious.
What sound do you hate?
Any noise when I’m trying to sleep.
What’s your favorite word to say?
Tricky one. I really don’t know. But, if I was from California I’m pretty sure my answer would be ‘awesome’.
Rad! How is it working at such an International and diverse office?
It’s great. But, to be honest I don’t think about it too much. For me it’s as a company with many smart, nerdy and awesome people. Everyone just happen to come from all over the world.
If you could say that you are passionate about anything, what would it be?
Beautiful and usable products and nice weather.
Why do you think someone should apply to SoundCloud?
For me three big factors was:
- Having an impact. I wanted to be a part of something that affect people’s everyday life.
- I believe in what we’re doing. I think sound is such a big part of our lives.
- I wanted to work with really smart people.
If that makes you tick, APPLY!
What are your favorite sounds on the cloud?
Here are some recent favorites:
Great! Can you let us know where to find you online?