Developer Narek Zakarian

It is a very special opportunity and experience for me to work with such talented and kind people.

In this article, we want to introduce Narek Zakarian, our Developer. When Narek joined our agency as a WordPress Engineer in October 2019, we asked him a few questions to get to know him a little better.

By the way: The Syde Team is 100% remote

This enables us to bring together the best minds in the world in one team. You want to learn more about our way of working and the Syders? Take a look inside Syde!

This is Narek Zakarian

Narek is 30 years old and lives in Yerevan, Armenia.

WordPress Engineer Narek Zakarian on the beach

In my free time, I like to watch football and basketball or take a walk with my wife and friends till late into the evening. I also like gaming, especially sports games like FIFA or NBA. And I have a big passion for music. I am from a musician family. So, music has a special place in my life, especially Jazz music, because my dad is playing bass-guitar in a Jazz band. In my previous company, we had a stereo system where everyone could choose some music to play. Because the others really liked my music taste, I became kind of the company DJ.

If time permits, I go traveling. It really doesn’t matter if by car, train or plane. I think it is one of the important things in life because, in this way, you can see how life is going in other countries. To see different cultures and meet people with other backgrounds gives you a very good experience in life. And besides that, you will always remember your travels. I often think back to these experiences.

The most important thing in my life is my family, especially my little son. Therefore, it is really great for me to work remotely because now I am more flexible.

Narek’s way to Syde

I wanted to become a programmer since I was a kid. So, I studied computer science at the Armenian university. After that, I worked in my friend’s startup, which was creating websites for local businesses. I have gained some experience there and went to an agency that specialized in creating WordPress themes. I have spent 6 years building the WordPress part of these themes and doing support for them.

There, a friend told me about the idea of working remotely and I decided that I wanted to try this. Then I saw the job posting by Syde. After some research about Syde, I realized that it would be a great experience for me to work here. So, Syde was my first and only choice.

Now, I am here and it is a very special opportunity and experience for me to work with such talented and kind people. I help the product team with support and development. I really like my team. The people here are very kind and helping me with onboarding and getting familiar with our products and coding styles. This is the first time for me to work outside of Armenia, but it works well. And it’s an interesting and big experience for me.

It is also great to work remotely. It simply means more freedom. But I decided against working at home and instead go to a co-working place near my house. I prefer to go outside to work. This helps me to stay focused. Besides, there are many other developers here, so I stay connected to the local community.

Questions to Syder Narek

We asked Narek a few personal questions to give you the chance to learn more about him:

Which famous person was your hero as a child?


What is the TV show you never miss?

Game Of Thrones.

What is your biggest vice?


Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Taz from Looney Toons.

What makes you really angry?


Which job did you do when you were in school?

I was working as a bartender during summers.

What is your midnight snack?

I am trying to keep sport diet.

What was the last book you read?

The Song of Ice And Fire.

What is the best present you ever got?

My family.

If you had a superpower, what would that be?

Knowledge about everything.

What is your favorite movie?


Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man?


Do you want to join the Syde team?

We are hiring! You can find all the current vacancies on our job page. Take a look!

* Thanks to Artak Petrosyan for the picture we used in the header section of this article.