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Torbjörn Stavenek just joined TIQQE

We’re proud to welcome Torbjörn Stavenek to our team at TIQQE. Torbjörn is an AI and Machine Learning expert and will lead our investment in the AI and Machine Learning domain due to an increasing demand from our customers.

Who is Torbjörn?

My name is Torbjörn and I have been working with IT for more than 20 years. I am originally from the south of Sweden, studied in Linköping and worked for many years in Stockholm. However, 5 years ago me and my family bought a farm in Vintrosa just outside Örebro and moved there. 
I have a wife and 3 kids, a dog, a cat, some hens, and various other small animals.

I am in general an optimistic and curious person. My interests include cooking, wine, creating and listening to music, carpentry, forestry, investing, exploring business ideas, gaming, etc.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

Since I had been working with many of the people at Tiqqe before, I had a pretty good idea about the company. I knew about the AWS and serverless focus, and I also knew about the employee and customer focus.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

As I mentioned I know many of the people at Tiqqe already and I want to work with nice people  – so that was easy! I have been working with cloud and serverless for some years now which is also a great fit with Tiqqe. 
But what really sold me was their new AI-initiative which I will be an integral part of.

What was your first impression of TIQQE the first week?

Much as expected: nice people, drive, engagement, and lots of discussions about customers and projects.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I will lead the investment into the AI and Machine Learning domain together with Andreas Vallberg and Anna Klang. Several of our existing customers have come quite far in their digitalization journey. They are looking to explore the opportunities within their data which we will be able to help them with. We’re already involved in several AI and Machine Learning projects, some really ground breaking capabilities within prediction.

How has your fist time been at TIQQE?

A mix of working concentrated from home, socializing and working at the office, joining the first lesson in an internal leadership programme.
So as they say in the movie industry: “In medias res” – dropped into the center of things.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I am really excited about growing the AI-initiative with more customers and projects and finding interesting problems to solve in this space.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I think basically what I thought I knew has been confirmed, so I am happy about that!

Welcome Torbjörn!

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Yasnia Deras Cruz just joined TIQQE

We’re proud to welcome Yasnia Deras Cruz to our growing family at TIQQE. Yasnia is the founder of #kodayoga and will strengthen our fullstack delivery team. As usual, we ask a couple of questions to get to know our new stars a little bit better.

Who is Yasnia?

My name is Yasnia Deras Cruz and I’m 26 years old. I’ve been studying a bachelor’s in system science here in Örebro. As a person I love to be creative and find new challenges. I also love to practice yoga, dance and go to the gym. On my spare time I like to explore new places, get to know new people or come up with new ideas. Except being active, I really enjoy watching anime or read a good book.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I came in contact with TIQQE in 2018 on one of their re:Invent event and learned that they focus on serverless and AWS. I also got the impression that they cared about their customers and employees and that they are a company that wants to make a workplace modern and fun.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

I wanted to learn and develop more as programmer and as a person and TIQQE seemed to be the place to be! For me it is important to be in a company that cares and wants their employees to grow and that’s why I wanted to join TIQQE.

What was your first impression of TIQQE the first week?

My impression of TIQQE have been very welcoming and for sure a place where to grow!

What is your role at TIQQE?

I will be working as a Fullstack Developer

How has your fist time been at TIQQE?

I was very nervous the first day. But I can say that the nervosity went away after a few hours! TIQQE made sure that I got an IT-mentor and a buddy that can answer all my questions I have! Which makes it easy to come in the company culture. Then everybody that I have meet has been very welcoming and nice, which makes it much easier to get know everyone! Looking forward for the coming weeks and learn from all at TIQQE.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I’m really looking forward to learn and get comfortable with AWS and most of the programming languages TIQQE works with. I’m also looking forward to meet and get to know more of TIQQE employees, not only in Sweden but in Philippines and Italy!

What do you know about TIQQE now?

That they really care for the employees and customer, and that #theTIQQEcode is not just words. TIQQE is a company that truly stands for their values and a place where everyone grows in their different ways.

Welcome Yasnia!

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Kodayoga is the new black

In March a young lady reached out to us, Yasnia. She told us about an initiative that she, together with Caroline and Frida, wanted to create an event around. With the mission to inspire and attract more women to our tech-industry through kodayoga. The unbeatable combination of developing code and practicing yoga.

Of course we wanted to be a part of this. So we can proudly present that TIQQE is not only Yasnia’s new workplace from 1st of September, we are also one of the sponsors of this upcoming event taking place the 3rd of October at Creative House in Örebro.

After the event we invite women to our office at TIQQE to mingle and meet like-minded and hopefully get some inspiration. We will provide lighter snacks and drinks but due to Corona we only have a limited number of seats.

Registration will open the 14th of September so stay tuned on their website or subscribe to #kodayoga on LinkedIn for updates.

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Josefin Karlsson just joined TIQQE

We are happy to welcome Josefin Karlsson to our growing family as fullstack developer. We asked Josefin a couple of questions about her first impressions of TIQQE.

My name is Josefin and I just finished my bachelor in Computer Science in June. Soon 25 years old and I love dogs, especially puppies. I also like to read, learn new things and challenge myself. Started working at TIQQE in July and I am really exited to start my cloud-journey with this amazing company.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I knew from the beginning that TIQQE works with serverless and AWS. I was aware that they care about their customers and employees.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

Sofia was my mentor during my second year at university, when I got closer to my graduation we decided to meet up and talk about TIQQE. After meeting the employees and hearing about the company I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I think the concept of cloud is really interesting and you could also tell by looking at the employees, that they enjoyed working at TIQQE.

What was your first impression of TIQQE the first week?

Since I just finished my bachelor in computer science, I was very excited but also a bit scared to start since I do not have any experience within this industry. My worries turned out to be unnecessary, the people at TIQQE made me feel welcome from the start and they really encourage me to learn and ask as many questions as I possibly can and need.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I will be working as a fullstack developer.

How has your first time been at TIQQE?

I have had a great experience these first weeks, it is interesting to learn more about AWS and talk with all these talented people at TIQQE. 

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

First of all I look forward to learning more about AWS, how TIQQE works as a company with customers and the whole development process. I am also excited to meet more of the employees, since I started during summer vacation the office was quite empty.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

The care for employees and customers are not just words or slogans, this is a company that truly cares and stands for their values every single day. You are welcome just the way you are and no questions are stupid.  TIQQE is also a company with a lot of knowledge and competence, not only in AWS but the entire business.

Thanks for sharing Josefin!

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Are you our next Cloud Architect?

We’re looking for a Cloud Architect to our Gothenburg office. If you know the AWS tech stack and want to work in an inspiring company with great potential, this is for you.

We are growing our business on Swedens west coast and even if we in many cases work distributed, we also see the importance of being present in person to be able to interact with our growing number of customers. Therefore we are looking for a Serverless Cloud Architect who has the ability to handle both interaction with developers and DevOps teams, as well as a deep knowledge in AWS infrastructural services. You will be working together with passionate people and both develop and test infrastructure.  

We believe that you already:

  • Have your home in Gothenburg or its surroundings
  • Have experience from Cloud solution architecture in general
  • Have specific knowledge in AWS Serverless Architecture and development
  • Have one or more AWS certifications
  • Are analytic and solution-oriented
  • Have a genuin interest in customers businesses and challenges

We wish that you:

  • Have the urge to learn more
  • Put teams over individuals
  • Are professionally driven by serverless technology and become your best version of yourself when surrounded by other ”techies”
  • Wants to develop your soft skills as well as your technical skills

What to expect from us:

  • A burning love for all things serverless
  • A place where people matters
  • Courage to say “we were wrong”
  • Technical excellency
  • A startup company with great visions
  • Distributed teams
  • A place where we don’t always do what the customer tells us, but instead always does what is best for the customer

Please get in contact with us to learn more

Sofia Sundqvist

Chief Operating Officer

sofia.sundqvist@tiqqe.com

Alicia Hed

Recruitment Assistant

alicia.hed@tiqqe.com

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Working at TIQQE from another time zone

Jobeth Tampus is the first who joined TIQQE from Cebu in the Philippines, when TIQQE was just 1 month old. She is a senior fullstack developer with tons of experience and very appreciated by both her peers and customers, a superstar. Jobeth shares her own experience in this blog post.

When I first started out with TIQQE last June 2018, the company TIQQE was just starting out. I was excited to work with a new company! The onboarding was swift and David Borgenvik was the one who interviewed me. During the first meet-and-greet session, we discussed what my role was, what was expected from me and what I expected from them.

I got introduced to the people I was going to work with and got the overview of the project. David was so welcoming that I looked forward to work with him. In the next sessions, we had a technical dive into the code repositories we would be working with. We did pair-programming sessions. There, I got to peek into the code and I got a better understanding while David discussed the tasks. Then, he left me some small tasks so that I could explore the code on my own.

Experience, indeed, is the best teacher. It is faster to learn and absorb new stuff when you start interacting with it. And, being able to contribute to the project so soon and get feedback felt good! Easing into the new role was smooth.

Time flew. Two years has passed and TIQQE has grown so fast! There’s a lot of us now – some are here in Cebu, some in Sweden and a few in Italy.

But, the distance and time zone is negligible. It never felt that we are separate at all. Everybody’s so nice and approachable. We’re all just a chat or video call away! At work, we have tools that we use to collaborate on the code so we can still pair-program despite the distance. As an agile team, we have daily calls to do our stand ups. Other times, we just chat and have lively discussions online. With so many tools at hand, communication and collaboration is not an issue.

TIQQE is filled with such nice, warm people where there’s a culture of support, appreciation and feedback. We are able to raise our concerns and have healthy, respectful discussions in our work. We have a culture of learning and growing so we don’t stagnate in our jobs, and we have passionate people at work. So, it’s always fun and challenging everyday, and I never felt out of place.

Thanks for sharing Jobeth!

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Fanny Uhr just joined TIQQE

We are happy to welcome Fanny Uhr to our growing family as developer. We asked Fanny a couple of questions about her first impressions of TIQQE.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

Since my brother Johannes has been working at TIQQE since the beginning, I feel like I know this company pretty well. I knew that TIQQE is a growing serverless company with great AWS knowledge. I’ve always thought that TIQQE seemed to have great values and I feel like the way everyone takes care of each other is very rare to see.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

My brother and TIQQE inspired me to study web development. When my first internship period started this spring, I got the chance to join the TIQQE family for 7 weeks. Little did I know, I got to chance to stay longer! The opportunity to learn new things and be a part of this team is better than I could’ve dreamed of when I started my education almost a year ago.

What was your first impression of TIQQE?

My first impression of TIQQE was how friendly everyone was and it felt like I was cheered on by everyone from day one. All my expectations of the company were confirmed to be true.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I will be working as a SysOps Tech for Mimiro.

How has your first time been at TIQQE?

My experience during my internship at TIQQE was exciting, instructive, fun and a bit different due to the COVID-19. I’ve been working from a safe distance at home with daily contact with smart and helpful people that’s been doing a brilliant job keeping up with questions and supporting me through the project.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I want to keep learning and continue to grow both as a developer and a person. I feel excited and thankful to be a part of such a smart and passionate team.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I know that TIQQE is a company that wants their employees and customers to succeed. Everyone is professional and they stay true to what they believe in.

Welcome Fanny and thanks for sharing!

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You think “off-shore”, we say multicultural! #part2

As mentioned in the previous blogpost, we want to enlighten the great possibilities to work in teams with a variety of cultures and time-zones. When working with TIQQE, you will work with four nationalities from three countries and in two time-zones. We are Swedes, Philippines, Italians and Chinese. And we’re really, really, proud of that.

So, to manage that kind of spread, both geographically and culture wise, how do we at TIQQE work to overcome the gaps and misinterpretations that (of course) comes with that?

Let us start with our friends in the Philippines. When they onboard a team, they will attend a ”Western Culture” training. And Yes. It’s needed. 

Because no matter from what angle you look at us in Sweden from the outside, we do things differently., We might think that the way we do things (everything between how we want to be managed and lead to how we’re running companies) is the norm for the world, but believe me. It’s not.

So when a manager from Sweden says ”I would really appreciate if I can have that piece of work on my desk on Wednesday”. We actually mean that ”I expect that it will be on my desk on Wednesday”. This can be interpreted in two ways, depending on the receiver. If it’s a Swedish person – he or she will have it done by Wednesday. If it’s a person from any other culture, it’s probably not that important since it’s just appreciated so it might wait until next week. To say the least, we Swedes are not always so crisp in our communication.

When we recruit into teams, we look at your personality, competence, how nice you are, your willingness to learn new things and your ability to grasp and understand the business that you’re going to work for. We found that teams where there’s a mixture of personalities, time-zones and competences are the strongest. Therefor we’re not looking for a copy of anyone already amongst us, we’re looking for unique people. 

So that’s before. What happens when you start?

Lets say that you’re about to be part of a TIQQE-team. You’ve been interviewed and the team wants you to start. First thing is that there is a ”meet and greet” where you just sit down and converse with your new team-members. The human connection is essential for succeeding. 

You will get an overview of the plan within the project so you will get an understanding for the work, and together with the team you will find a ”Goldielock-task” that you can execute (not to hard and not to easy) so that you feel that you’re contributing and that it’s not that scary with the new assignment.

We have a goal that a new team-member should be able to deploy something into the AT-environment the first day.

This is how we do our team-introduction. Both very simple and quite difficult.

Now you might wonder how we work and make sure we stay connected during our days?

To get the inside-story, look out for part three!

Read the first part here

Jobs

We’re hiring in Gothenburg!

At TIQQE, we’re proud of growing full-stack developers that has a passion for Serverless tech stack and architecture. That doesn’t mean that you have to know everything now and be a full blown tech lead, it means that you have the possibility to be one if you join us.

At TIQQE, we’re proud of growing full-stack developers that has a passion for Serverless tech stack and architecture. That doesn’t mean that you have to know everything now and be a full blown tech lead, it means that you have the possibility to be one if you join us.

We’re taking our presence in Gothenburg to the next level and we want to grow our office with nice and passionate techies. So if you have some experience of AWS, love to write code and wants to join a company where: 

  • humans comes first   
  • you will work in teams
  • you will have a tech-mentor & a designated buddy

If you’re interested in joining our TIQQE-family, please get in touch

Sofia Sundqvist

Chief Operating Officer

sofia.sundqvist@tiqqe.com

Alicia Hed

Recruitment Assistant

alicia.hed@tiqqe.com

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Oskar Blom just joined TIQQE

We are happy to welcome Oskar Blom to our growing family as backend developer. We asked Oskar a couple of questions about his first impressions of TIQQE.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I knew that TIQQE was a growing company that focused on cloud and especially AWS.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

The cloud is the future, so I saw this as a great opportunity to learn from, and to work with very talented people within that field. It’ also fun to try new things and to meet new interesting and passionate people.

What was your first impression of TIQQE the first week?

It feels like a nice place to work, everyone is very friendly and helpful.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I’m a backend developer.

How has your fist time been at TIQQE?

It’s been great so far, although a little bit strange because of the corona virus where we’re working both off- and on-site. But it seems that people still are in good spirits.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I’m looking forward to be a part of the team and prove that it was a good decision to hire me. I’d also like to pass the AWS cloud practitioner exam, for which I’m studying for right now. Then I’m looking forward to applying that knowledge in my work.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

Now I know that TIQQE is a company that really cares about its employees. I know that the people here are hard working and very passionate.