Teamwork and Respect
There’s an old joke in German that says “team” means “Toll, ein anderer macht’s”, i.e., “great, somebody else will do it”. Needless to say that that is not what we mean when we talk about team work. In our team, every member brings his or her individual strengths to the party, in order to make the whole more than just the sum of its parts. We learn from each other and we always try to help each other reach that higher level. Precisely because we are different, we respect our differences, knowing that in today’s complex world diversity is not a handicap, but rather an asset.
100% Customer Focus
We are a services company and our main focus is our customer. Our aim is not to meet customer expectations, but to continuously exceed them. We want to make our customers really happy every time they interact with us. So every day we ask ourselves: What can we do better than yesterday, to make our customers like us even more?
“Quality can’t be controlled, it is produced”. Call us picky, but we’re suckers for quality. Of course we have procedures that control or “assure” quality, like QA systems, QA testing and all that. But in our world, there’s more to quality than the control part. Quality starts at the beginning. It starts with asking a lot of questions, with really understanding what the customer wants. With trying to anticipate the future and how requirements might evolve over time. And building that evolution into the software right from the start. It requires a quality mindset, and that’s what we’re trying to bring to the party.
Reliability and Trust
We aim to be reliable partners. Be it in the collaboration with our customers or business partners, within our company or as company in society – we want to be trustworthy. A prerequisite for that is an open and honest communication, and that we keep our promises – be it small ones like telephone calls, or big ones like the go-live date of a software project. We know that trust is earned very slowly but lost in a blink.
We are passionate about what we do
We all spend most of our daily time at work, so it had better be time well spent. We are passionate about software development and IT, and love to figure out the best solution for any given problem in that domain. Since that requires a lot of creativity, we are trying to model our team and office in ways that bolster this creativity. Basically we're trying to build a utopian office environment – we still got some ways to go, but we're working on it.
Things we dislike
There are a couple of things we dislike. Those are, among others: Racism, intolerance, bigotry, egotism, dishonesty, whining, bragging and laziness. We feel that live is too short to work with people that you don’t like or cannot trust. Therefore we try not to hire anybody with said traits or behavior. One thing we would like to ask of all applicants: In case any of the above comes close to describing you, please don’t apply…