become our digital master builder
Clean Coder watch out. As an (experienced) developer you develop in TDD style with Java, Jakarta EE, web frameworks or other programming languages. In parallel you analyse and optimise existing applications. With your support we create excellent technical solutions for complex problems in a team.
Depending on your level of experience, you will coordinate your team and assist them with advice and support. You will not only apply your comprehensive knowledge to your exciting projects, but also support the further development of our teams in training sessions.
What should I bring?
experience in (web) development based on Java or Java Script
a sense of responsibility for your code
desire to advise your customers at eye level
desire for agile working methods and team spirit
5 questions to Patrick – Advanced Developer from Münster
Who are you? Please introduce yourself.
Hi, I am Patrick and since December 2018 Advanced Developer in Münster. My background is rather unconventional:
- secondary school certificate
- Training as natural stone mechanic (stonemason)
- 3 years as skilled worker
For health reasons, I wanted to reorientate myself and decided to catch up on my A-levels and take up a Bachelor of Business Mathematics. Thereby I made my first experiences with programming. Developing is a kind of applied mathematics for me and fascinates me. That’s why I then went on to do a master’s degree in business informatics. Already during my studies I started working in the field of software development as a student trainee. After graduating I stayed there for three years before I returned to my home in the Münster area.
How did you come to it-economics?
From the job at it-economics I learned about Xing. What I found in the job interview was a direct hit for me. I had looked at some companies and went through some application processes. But nothing could compare with my job interview at it-economics. I was immediately offered the “you” and we had a cup of coffee before it even started. In the relaxed atmosphere it was almost clear to me that I was in the right place. Before I signed the offer, I wanted to meet the site manager, because I experienced how much influence he can have on a team. Peter convinced me with his positive, lively manner and I couldn’t send my contract back fast enough. Since then I am a proud member, I have not regretted this for a single day.
How does your working day look like?
Due to the tight space situation at the customer’s site, my project colleagues and I are currently working from our office in Münster. This is great for the team because we can work freely in a relaxed environment with short communication channels. We usually start the day with a Jour-Fix with all project participants, thus ensuring good transparency about the status of the project. After a 15-30 minute call, I devote myself to my sub-projects, in which I work relatively freely and independently. I would divide my work into 70% development and 30% documentation, workshops and meetings. For me it is a great appreciation to not only be a developer in a project, but also to be in charge of some topics.
What are your tasks?
In my current project, my team and I are building a new framework that will allow the customer to make technological changes faster and at the same time modernize their existing application landscape. We rely on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud to provide a wide range of functions and features that the actual application developer does not have to worry about anymore.
A challenge here is to provide support for the conversion of existing applications and to convince the customer’s developers that the new framework is advantageous for them and that the changeover means work, but is worthwhile in view of the advantages.
In addition to the development of the framework, there are always smaller projects in which specific applications have to be developed, the necessity of which results from the problems of the framework work. In these smaller projects my it-e colleagues and I are given a lot of freedom and we can thus make a valuable contribution to our customers. The trust placed in us motivates us to be fully committed every day and to learn something new every day.
What do you like best about your job? What don’t you like?
I have the good fortune to work on a technically very exciting project with dedicated colleagues from whom I can learn a lot. I also appreciate the fact that my opinions, my actions and my decisions play a part in the development of the location and my employer. Whether in the customer project or in internal decisions, every voice is listened to and everyone is allowed to express their opinion openly. Especially with our customer we have gained trust, as a Trusted Team we are always asked for our assessment and opinion. The trust in our expertise means that I am always given exciting tasks to grow on.
What I dislike less is that now and then the customer’s mills grind a little slowly, which can somewhat hinder my workflow.
What do you appreciate most about it-economics?
The team is just great. They laugh a lot together and the team spirit is phenomenal, even in critical times. When I’m in the office and hear someone open the door, I’m always happy, no matter who’s coming. One of the main reasons why I started at it-economics is the focus on employee development. I think it’s just great to be able to continue my education in different directions besides my project work. I also have the feeling that I can influence the company with my decisions and actions. My feedback is asked for again and again and I and my assessment are also trusted in the application process for potential colleagues. Such a thing is very rare!
Your career as a developer
No matter on which level you join us, you are always a full team member with valuable impact on your project. In addition, you can expect an environment with a strong focus on personal development. You will have up to 10 training days per year at your disposal. You can choose from a wide range of topics from internal and external trainers, which not only allows you to expand your expertise, but also gives you the opportunity to pursue your interests beyond your own nose. Your Career Advisor and your mentor will also be available for your development.
“Even as a university graduate, it-economics offered me the opportunity to work independently at an early stage away from any consulting clichés and to gain practical experience in a fun working environment. This has not changed until now.”
“With us, the work consists of varied tasks and aims to look beyond the end of one’s own nose in order to deliver the best possible result. I think it’s great to be able to look left and right and try things out.”
“As a young professional, I am already working on exciting projects, which I manage well thanks to the support and helpfulness of my colleagues. Through the Du culture and many events, I have felt super integrated from the beginning.