Every new team member changes the team.
We love to learn from each other and people who know things we don’t are highly welcome. And even though we are almost 60 people we aim at putting the individual first when taking decisions, establishing processes, etc. You’ll find that from day one, your work will make a difference and will be highly valued. There are no meaningless tasks and you’ll soon realize that the company is full of people who are passionate about their jobs. Our strong culture of failure helps us stay up to date and try new things.
Even though we’ve been fully remote since 2014, we still like to meet in person twice a year at our onsites (make sure you check out our Instagram ;) ) as well as at conferences and events (as soon as they start again).
Continuous learning is important to us - we foster this through bi-yearly personal development talks, a budget for training/certifications/coaching as well as regular feedback talks.
Becoming part of Giant Swarm means that, by extension, you also become part of the Cloud Native community. We actively contribute to upstream projects and our quarterly hackathons will give you space to work on out-of-the-box projects. Occasionally, when we, as a team, want to fully focus on one project, we scratch all meetings and routines for a certain time to better focus during our hive-sprints.
We don't count holiday (our team members take between 25-35 days off on average)
Choose your own hard- and software
As a company that has almost, if not more, kids than employees, family-friendliness is crucial to us and paid parental leave is a no-brainer.
Fixed monthly budget for buying cat pictures or your mobile phone contract/ co-working space if you are boring ;)
We aim to be fully transparent (finance, salaries, communication, etc.)
We failed in exactly describing our way to approach important company elements that can be described with ‘buzzwords’ such as agile mindset, cross-functional teams, self-organization, value of the individual or trust & teamwork. However, we truly care about them, we live them and we constantly iterate on them. Some snippets about how we do this are posted in our blog but by far not all of them.
Pro tip: Ask whenever something is unclear! We are not hiring job descriptions. We hire humans. :) We welcome applications from everybody, regardless ethnic or national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.