Inside Fluna
September 13, 2023

Behind the Code: Exploring David Ofosu-Dorte's Journey in Engineering at Fluna

Welcome to our Employee Spotlight series! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to David Ofosu-Dorte, a remarkable member of our Engineering team here at Fluna. Get ready to dive into Davido's journey, insights, and the valuable contributions they bring to our dynamic team.

What's your role at Fluna?

At Fluna, I work as a Software Engineer, building technology to enable investments in trade finance opportunities for flourishing mid-market businesses in Africa. These opportunities have the potential to yield up to 14% USD returns.

Describe what you do in a few sentences

At Fluna, I'm privileged to design and develop fintech platforms that empower investors to uncover promising opportunities. My responsibilities include translating the goals and values of businesses and investors into functional code, guaranteeing our technology offers dependable and significant value. This involves backend system design and development, as well as crafting user interfaces on the front end.

Now describe it for a 10-year-old

Imagine I work at a place called Fluna, where I get to make special computer programs. These programs help grown-ups like Daddy and Mummy invest their money in cool things and make it grow. I also make sure these tools work great and look nice, like the games you play on a tablet. My job is like making digital puzzles for adults using computer skills.

What has it been like working at Fluna?

Working at Fluna has been an incredible journey. The atmosphere is truly enjoyable, and I'm fortunate to collaborate with colleagues who are both smart and awesome. The people I've met are fantastic, and my time here has been insightful. I've learned a lot about finance, and my skills are growing all the time. I'm thrilled to be part of this exciting journey in building our rocket ship.

What would you be doing if you weren't in Engineering?

Haha, that's quite the puzzle because I've always had a builder's and creative spirit. If I weren't in engineering, I would undoubtedly continue my creative journey by building innovative things using code. Technology has always been my first love, and I find joy in turning ideas into reality through the power of programming. So, if I wasn't immersed in engineering, I'd see myself as a creative technologist, blending imagination and technology to craft exciting and meaningful experiences.

Best piece of advice you've gotten?

The best advice I've received is 'the learning never stops.' It reminds me to stay open to new opportunities, expand my skills, and not fear embracing new things. This mindset has not only enhanced my adaptability but has also fueled my curiosity to explore uncharted territories. It's a philosophy that has driven me forward and continues to shape my journey.

When you are off work, what do you do?

Outside of my work hours, I find joy in getting creative and delving into art and emerging technologies. I transition into my artistic side and delve into computer-generated art and experiments, especially in the afrofuturism genre. It's a fulfilling way for me to tap into my creativity outside of my engineering work.

How would you rate your work-life balance?

I find my work-life balance to be harmonious and incredibly fulfilling. I appreciate the combination of productivity and a mission-driven perspective in my work, along with the flexibility of remote work. With ample time to complete tasks while prioritizing well-being and making it to the gym, I'm able to maintain both efficiency and enthusiasm throughout the day.

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