Applications Team: Max Yanakiev
Application Support Engineer
My career started when I began working as a live radio broadcast engineer for my university’s radio station. Later in the years, when I saw my interest in audio had only grown, I went on to complete a degree in Audio Systems and Music Technology. I began working as as a white goods and dental equipment service engineer, gaining diverse technical experience. To help ends meet I also found myself repairing PA equipment and freelancing as a backline technician, monitors and FOH engineering for small gigs
Before joining Audiologic in Feb 2015, I was technical manager for a group of bars and cafes in London, including an iconic night club in Shoreditch. There I oversaw the smooth running of various types of systems across 9 venues. I also worked as a maintenance engineer, troubleshooting, and repairing audio, video, stage lighting, architectural lighting, special effects, IT and CCTV related issues.
As the group expanded, I had the opportunity to be involved in design, installation, and commissioning of the systems for the new venues, which lead the way to what I do today.
With my extensive support history, I continue to focus on the technical support side of things at Audiologic, ensuring that no problem goes unsolved!
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Applications Team Summary
The entire team possess great credentials, with four BSc degrees, four CTS accreditations and three MInstSCE accreditations in a team of just five. The aim is to have a fully CTS and MInstSCE accredited team, proving the knowledge and experience we collectively share. In the interest of constant progression, the team are also currently studying for CompTIA and Chartered Management. Aside from credentials the team has worked on a large variety of projects ranging from stadia, through live event venues to corporate offices. This experience allowed the team to develop technical skills in a multitude of scenarios.
Leading all product specification and system designs, the team’s input directly impacts the success of the business. The quality of work produced by the team has led to our customers winning massive contracts including stadia and large corporate work. The quality is matched by speed. By having a dedicated support team, the business can have a very rapid turnaround time on time-sensitive tender work. Our Senior Application Engineer, Ben, is also our youngest Senior member of staff and has led the quickly expanding team its continued success. By developing young leadership within the company, Audiologic seeks to support industry-wide initiatives of promoting young talent.
The application support team seeks to push the whole sector forward in terms of knowledge. Audiologic has previously contributed to doing so by heavily investing in the Learning Space, a dedicated, state if the art space for training and demonstrations. The team utlises this space by hosting product specific training, product demonstrations as well as ISCE accredited courses in audio. The team have managed to successfully promote graduate hiring into the company. As well as jobs being advertised in the traditional ways, the roles are also offered up to a local university to give newcomers an opportunity. This has led to three University of Hertfordshire graduates joining the company across multiple departments and is an initiative the team want to keep pushing.
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