10 Questions with… Andy Thio, Technical Operations Engineer

Written by: Andy Thio

(Technical Operations Engineer)

Employee Voices


Name: Andy Thio

Title: TechOps

Hometown: Fountain Valley

Office Location: Los Angeles

Start Date: 05/2018

Q1: What is your earliest memory of working for Telescope?

A1: Falling asleep while listening to Doug explain things to me. I was not used to the early hours at the time.

Q2: What do you like most about your job?

A2: I enjoy the people the most! They are always fun to hang out with and have introduced me to some really cool hobbies like rock climbing. They are one of the reasons I do my redonkulous commute to come in so often.

Q3: What was your first job?

A3: This is my first actual job! But before this I used to work as an assistant at a SAT prep place, managing kids that were a year or two younger than I was.

Q4: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A4: Deep space explorer. I grew up on Stargate SG-1, Star Wars and other sci-fi movies. I really liked spaceships and just wanted to go explore somewhere in them. Turns out I was born in the wrong era though.

Q5: If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would purchase?

A5: An accountant to help manage the money. Getting a lot of money can be troublesome and getting an accountant will probably help in the long run. Most people forget there’s more to just getting the money and spending it.

Q6: What’s your favorite song right now?

A6: “All You Need To Know” by Gryffin and SLANDER, feat. Calle Lehmann

Q7: What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

A7: Games, games and more games! I’m not a fan of single player games, because the focus for me is having fun with my friends. I like online games that I can play with my friends in different cities, but I love board games with my friends when we are all in the same town.

Q8: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

A8: “Adapt and overcome”, but honorary mention to “Fast is not always better”

Q9: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A9: Time and space manipulation so I can sleep whenever I want, wherever I want. Also, I can avoid LA traffic.

Q10: What app or piece of tech can’t you live without?

A10: If it went down, I wouldn’t be able to google the answers to these questions.