Ion Petcu

Software Engineer, Blink

Software Engineer @ Blink

Ion is a full stack developer at Blink,a fintech startup based in Palo Alto, with offices in Bucharest and London. Blink’s mission is to revolutionize the way we pay for and consume online content. The company is building a digital wallet to enable seamless payments for news, video, photos and other types of content, in a frictionless experience. Currently, Blink is focused on helping the news industry, offering solutions for paying by the article and one click subscriptions. The company was incorporated in 2018 and it has been growing ever since, expanding its team with highly experienced software engineers.

Ion’s responsibilities at Blink include product development, system infrastructure and beating his colleagues[link to Andrei] at board games.

Before Blink, Ion was the CTO of Traderion, a tech startup developing training platforms for financial industry. Traderion is now the most popular digital tool used by the banks to teach financial markets to junior traders. At Traderion, Ion helped designing the system architecture and leading the dev team.

Starting to learn programming in highschool, he quickly gained experience and won multiple awards in programming contests and computer science olympiads. During college years, he worked as an intern for companies like Google, Facebook and Ubisoft. He graduated from the University of Bucharest with a Master’s degree in distributed systems.