Insider Magazine: First Episode - Leo Du (Infrastructure, WeLab Bank Tech)

Want to find out more about life of a WeLabber? Read on…Leo’s BackgroundLeo Du is a member of Infrastructure Team in WeLab Bank Technology Team. Having spent almost two years at WeLab, we are glad to have him here sharing his personal story, and telling us what he’s been witnessing many milestones of WeLab first-hand.Q: How was your first day at WeLab? How has your opinion changed since then?When I first arrived at WeLab, I was packed with anxiety and worries - coming from a traditional bank, I lacked the confidence to thrive in the FinTech industry and as my position as a founding member of the infrastructure team. But sooner or later, the discomfort faded, and these negative emotions were overshadowed by my eagerness to learn more.Q: Any advice for newcomers?I started only with one goal in mind: Ask more, learn more, do more; don’t fear tough times, unfavourable short-term losses, and any hassles that may arise. Before you know it, you will easily grow accustomed to our culture and the work we do at WeLab!Q: Sounds good! Is there anything that you wish someone has told you back then when you first joined?Don’t be afraid to explore at the start - ask your peers: identify what’s important; what has been done before & what has not; what’s the value of the project. This ensures that everyone is on the same page, and it will prevent a LOT of re-dos. Trust me! Also, you get the benefits of collective thinking, of which I guarantee the results will be much better than one’s sole opinion.Q: Is learning a significant part of your time here?I cannot stress this enough, but you must develop an open mind-set to learn. Pick up new skills, absorb new knowledge, learn from your peers; internalize all the new information & apply them onto your job! When needed, share your expertise, and pass it on.Q: What’s your secret to achieving so much at WeLab throughout your two years?It’s all about taking action. Speak to your manager regarding future plans and schedule. Act upon advice from meetings. Fix and learn from your mistakes proactively. Combined with planning & flexibility (and some hardwork), you will become more efficient and can achieve more.If you guys are interested, drop your cv here!