You’re convinced that development is your sweet spot, but you see yourself doing more than 9 to 5 coding? Read on!
While delaware is strongly associated with consulting, it’s safe to say that we’ve been a software company from the very start. 15 years ago we were founded by software geeks and that’s still part of who we are. Even back then, we were convinced that software would change the world – and today we believe it even more so.
We don’t code just for the sake of it – we do it for our clients (that’s where the consulting comes in). Due to that we loosened our grip on our SAP roots and expanded into other development worlds. Which ones? It’s hard to be exhaustive, but here’s a selection:
What’s most interesting is that we don’t force our developers to focus on one of these programming languages (if they don’t want to). Furthermore, we have colleagues working full-stack alongside more back-end or front-end-oriented colleagues. We’re most interested in hearing what you excel at and which areas you want to further improve in.
That’s all well and good, but what could you actually end up doing at delaware as a junior developer?
Rewind to last year, when Kevin Debeuf started his delaware adventure as a junior technical consultant. Kevin works as a full-stack developer in the Digital Workplace team, one of the many development teams we have at delaware. “During the past year, I have been able to immediately contribute to the implementation of known solutions within our team.” Kevin has been quite the busy bee: he already worked on 3 different implementation projects, with each project spanning 3-6 months.
A typical day
Ready, set, go: the first thing Kevin does when he arrives at work is open Outlook. Next, he checks DevOps where he can find the sprint planning with assigned tasks for everyone within a project. He attends the daily stand-up meeting with the team and then starts implementing his tasks. After the implementation and testing, it’s time to update the backlog and change the task to the correct status (solved, completed, in progress, ...). “Additionally, we have a weekly update of the project status with the customer, and after every sprint (usually every 3 weeks) we have a sprint demo.”
So, what can Kevin tell us about his team? “In general, we are well represented in every delaware office. There is a healthy mix of juniors and seniors and we usually work together on a project with about 4 to 5 people. On every project, I have been well supported by a senior colleague.” When asked if consultants have to travel a lot, Kevin says: “The answer depends on the project; some clients want you to work at their office (depending on their remote work policy), others offer the possibility to work remotely from a delaware office or from home.”
And is there a good atmosphere, both at work and after hours? “Check and check! For example, we have Forza delaware, a futsal team, which competes against other company teams or friends for an hour every two weeks.”
Training, learning and coaching
Every junior consultant kicks off his or her delaware journey by participating in the so-called Analyst Boot Camp, an intensive 6-week track packed with trainings and workshops. Then, on every project, a junior works together with a senior in order to master the different techniques and best practices. Kevin believes that knowledge sharing is key: “We communicate with each other via Microsoft Teams, where we have separate teams depending on the specific functions. This way, we share tips and tricks, technological developments, team updates and so on.”
“I look forward to continuing to grow as a developer within the Digital Workplace team. I want to broaden my knowledge about the latest development techniques and best practices in my field, in order to support others in their projects within delaware.”
To conclude, Kevin wanted to share some insights he has gained during his first year at delaware:
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions: everyone is very helpful if they see that you have already tried different things but couldn’t find a solution.
• Participate in team events/delaware events: they are the perfect way to get to know other team members/colleagues (who live/work elsewhere) better and to learn more about them in a different setting.
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