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Work-life Balance: How to Combine Work and Travel

Work-life Balance: How to Combine Work and Travel

Meet Aziz Imomnazarov, an experienced Software Quality Engineer whose journey with EPAM began nearly three years ago. Beyond his technical prowess, Aziz is an avid traveler who sought a professional path that seamlessly blended with his passion for exploring diverse cultures. He has lived and worked in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkiye, and the list of countries he visited as a tourist is even longer.

We discussed his experience managing a successful technical career with his passion for travel.

What drew you to remote work, and how has it shaped your lifestyle?

This lifestyle aligns perfectly with my love for travel, allowing me to forge new connections, immerse myself in various languages and embrace the richness of diverse cultures. Remote work has been a game-changer for me,  especially during unforeseen situations that demand a flexible work schedule, enabling me to balance family commitments and professional responsibilities harmoniously.

What motivated your decision to choose EPAM, and how has the experience been so far?

EPAM stood out to me due to its unique job offer — fusing the excitement of travel with continuous personal and professional development. In my two years with EPAM, I have never second-guessed my decision. The supportive environment and encouragement for exploration make EPAM more than just a workplace; it's a community that fuels personal and professional aspirations.

Can you share your perspective on living in Izmir and how it complements your lifestyle?

I was drawn to this city by its delightful climate, the warm hospitality of its residents and the overall relaxed atmosphere. Izmir offers a unique blend of being able to relish the vibrant nightlife of a bustling city while being surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. 

What advice would you give someone who wants to combine travel and work?

I recommend embracing the unknown with an open heart and a curious mind. Understand that each destination brings a new set of challenges and joys, so it’s important to plan your work and travel with flexibility, allowing room for unexpected discoveries.

Connect with local communities, savor the uniqueness of every place and make the most of this enriching experience. The world is a vast, diverse canvas — seize the opportunity to paint your professional journey with the vibrant colors of exploration.

Are you inspired by Aziz's story and are seeking a remote and flexible job? Explore career opportunities at EPAM and embark on your next adventure today.