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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.

#theTIQQEcode

Keeping up the company spirit

I believe that we, as leaders, have a big responsibility to keep up our company-spirits during these different times.

When push comes to shove is when the world turns upside down and we really have to prove ourselves to our employees. We have to show that we’re not only talk-the-talk, but that we also walk-the-talk. And it’s even harder when you don’t meet the people face-to-face. Everything that you do will be easier to interpret the wrong way, especially if most of the communication is in written words.

So, what can one do?

At TIQQE we’ve been working from home since 16th March. Now, almost seven weeks later there’s a new ”normal” at our company. In the offices we have – you’re not welcome if you have any flu-signs at all. We have a slack-channel where everyone that is planning to be in the office communicate with the others so that it becomes everyones free choice wether to be in the office or not. So being in the office is the one thing that you cannot do without regulations here at TIQQE.

Here is what we do. 

We’ve been practicing on conducting all our meetings on-line, and what we found is that with a few meeting-rules, it works as well, sometimes even better. We also learned the importance of having continuous communication. I would say that we are transparent in a normal world, but these days we’ve become better at it. Of course we have been forced to make tough decisions as well. We’ve cancelled sub-contractors in favor for our own employees, but we’ve been doing it with deep respect and love.

And with the joint intention to work together again once the world settles. I try to communicate with all employees in some way, pretty frequent. We still have our monthly meetings and me and Jacob show the truth, in numbers, and the actions we’re doing with words and slides. Every weekday we have an open online-channel, our lunch-hangout, where one can join from home and eat lunch and catch up with each-other. I don’t have the possibility to join every day, but I do it as often as I can and the discussions and talks are always energy-enriching. 

We have an eNPS system that we use, sending out questions every other week to all employees to see the temperature at TIQQE. And during these times, it was heartwarming and surprising that our numbers has gone up. So, to wrap this up. It’s not the big things that makes the difference, it’s the small things and what could be easier then to step up and walk-the-talk and be your word?

TIQQE eNPS January vs April compared to industry benchmark

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Chris Torregosa just joined TIQQE!

We’re happy to welcome Chris Torregosa to our growing family at TIQQE. Chris will join our UI/UX team at one of our strategic customers.

Chris has over 5 years of experience in the UX and visual design industry with a master’s degree in Design. His experience encompasses working in advertising, publishing, software tech, and hardware tech companies. This wide scope of industries earned him skills imperative in every design process such as eye in design, deep knowledge in user/customer research and team collaboration.

How he works transcends from understanding users with personas, journey mapping, rapid prototyping, and usability testing; designing delightful experiences with UX design, interaction design, and visual design; to building brand strategy with his expertise in typography, logo design, and visual storytelling. Chris will engage in helping Postnord on their digital customer journey.

Welcome Chris!

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My first week at TIQQE

Follow our new colleague, Christoffer Pozeus, and his experience of joining TIQQE. Christoffer has documented his impressions of TIQQE as an employer in a series of vlogs – time for vlog #5.

Christoffer is passionate about technology and has been digging into the art of designing and building fault tolerant, self-healing, elastic and highly available systems on AWS for several years. He’s been working with some of the major automotive companies the past years and set up enterprise class architecture for autonomous driving initiatives.

In this vlog, Christoffer summarize his first week at TIQQE.

Don’t miss his previous vlogs

vlog #1

vlog #2

vlog #3

vlog #4

vlog #5 – Christoffer shares some thoughts after his first week at TIQQE
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Richard Vergis just joined TIQQE!

We are very proud to announce that Richard has joined the TIQQE family and will be engaged in important development tasks at PostNord.

Richard is a backend-developer who likes to build and improve software that solves real-world business problems, aiming for positive business impact. He is inspired by a high productivity culture and innovation, always walking the line between perfection and a getting-it-done mentality.

Richard uses the best practices he has learned to help his clients achieve their goals. He also loves learning about anything, especially if it makes him better at his craft. We look forward to work with you and to be inspired by you and your great experience in AWS and node.js

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You say “off-shore”, we say multicultural. #part1

The traditional view of working with people that’s not in your time-zone, or that don’t fit in in your countries culture is that it’s not people. Rather FTE’s where you can send your bulk-work. Or not all work… because ”they don’t do anything if it’s not in the specification. And god forbid that you forget anything in that specification. Even if it’s chrystal clear that it should be done, it won’t if it’s not written down.”

We don’t look at it from that perspective. The big difference is that we work together with all our developers regardless of location.One of our core values is that ”we build everything in teams”. That puts some pressure on us solving our geographical distance, different time-zones and technical behavior.

It’s also of essence that we can manage to involve every one that is a part of a team so that the feeling is that it is borderless. We never ever communicate with Italy or Philippines just through specifications or managers, we communicate face-to-face (even if it’s digital) and developers to developers.

If we’re adding team-members to a team, the interviewer can be either here in Sweden or in the Philippines. When we contact customers, it can be from here in Sweden or from Italy. It really doesn’t matter. For us, people together with our joint technical expertise comes first. If we can build successful teams where not all members happens to live in Sweden. So be it.

What matters to us, is that we deliver the expected outcome and that we keep having people in the teams that are nice, support each other and help each other grow their technical and soft-skills knowledge. Now you might wonder how we solve it in our every-day life. Well, stay tuned and the answer will come.

To give you a short summery of TIQQEs cultural compote.  At TIQQE we are 27 people employed in Sweden from three nationalities. Swedish, Italian and Chinese.  We have part of our sales office in Florence – Italy and we have 21 developers working with us from Cebu – Philippines. We are roughly 33% women aiming for 50%.

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Alicia Hed just joined TIQQE!

We are happy to welcome Alicia Hed to our growing family. Alicia is managing recruitment at TIQQE on a part time basis while studying Human Resource Management at Örebro University. We asked a couple of questions to Alicia about her first impressions of TIQQE and why she decided to join.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

To be honest I had no idea what TIQQE was, never heard of it and didn’t know what they were doing until a friend of mine told me that TIQQE was some sort of innovation company with great values.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

I wanted to join the TIQQE team because of their visions. Their vision of taking care of the people no matter if it’s about employees or clients. They have an attitude that the future desire.

What was your first impression of TIQQE the first week?

My first impression about TIQQE was the feeling like I’ve joined a family. They take such good care of each other, spreads happiness and a lot of mutual respect against each other as colleagues but also as humans. They are all very passionated about what they’re doing.

What is your role at TIQQE?

My role at TIQQE is as a Recruitment assistant as I’m studying Human resource management at Örebro University.

How has your fist time been at TIQQE?

My first time at TIQQE has been very interesting as I’ve gotten the chance to develop in the recruitment area, but also in TIQQE as a company. I’ve noticed that you have great chances to learn new things and become better for everyday in whatever interest you may have. I have met great colleagues that are extremely humble and experts in their area which for me has been a motivation. A motivation to always be better than I were yesterday together with my colleagues. 

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I look forward to basically just be a part of this journey and see TIQQE grow bigger than it was yesterday. Also, I of course look forward to see how far I can go in my career in HR.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

Now I know that TIQQE may be one of the best companies that I’ve met in my career. They are one step ahead and exactly what the IT market needs to take it to the next level.

Thanks for sharing Alicia!

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Cajza Nydén just joined TIQQE!

We are thrilled to welcome Cajza Nydén to our growing family. Cajza is a fullstack developer and will strengthen one of our customer teams. We asked a couple of questions to Cajza about her first impressions of TIQQE and why she decided to join.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I knew TIQQE as a young company that focuses on AWS and is growing fast.

Why did you want to join TIQQE?

It was TIQQE’s values that attracted me. As a junior developer I wanted to work at a place where I’m not only judged on how much I know now, but on what I’m able to learn as well and TIQQE values your willingness to learn just as high as your skills.

What was your first impression of TIQQE?

My first day was at the kick-off, where we had workshops on how to work towards our vision. I felt good to be allowed to be a part of that and it made me feel included from the very start. I got the impression that TIQQE doesn’t only talk the talk about listening to its people, they walk the walk. 

What is your role at TIQQE?

I’m a junior fullstack developer in a team working with Postnord. 

How has your first time been at TIQQE?

My first time at TIQQE has been really exciting! I have already learned so much and met so many smart and passionate people. It has been high tempo, learning by doing and very fun!

What are you looking forward to in the near future?

I look forward to to never stop learning and developing my skills further. 

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I now know that TIQQE is a company that really cares about its people, about its customers and about working with things they believe in.

Thanks for sharing Cajza!

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New post from Christoffer

Follow our new colleague, Christoffer Pozeus, and his experience of joining TIQQE. Christoffer has documented his impressions of TIQQE as an employer in a series of vlogs – time for vlog #4.

Christoffer is passionate about technology and has been digging into the art of designing and building fault tolerant, self-healing, elastic and highly available systems on AWS for several years. He’s been working with some of the major automotive companies the past years and set up enterprise class architecture for autonomous driving initiatives.

In this vlog, Christoffer has just participated in the yearly kickoff at Loka Brunn and shares his thoughts of TIQQE as a company.

Don’t miss his previous vlogs

vlog #1

vlog #2

vlog #3

vlog #4 – Christoffer has just participated in the yearly kickoff at Loka Brunn
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Martina Della Corte is joining TIQQE

We are thrilled to announce Martina Della Corte as a new colleague. Martina is a fullstack developer and will strengthen one of our customer teams. We asked a couple of questions to Martina about her first impressions of TIQQE and why she decided to join.

What did you know about TIQQE before you started?

I got to know about TIQQE from two friends who described TIQQE as “an amazing company, with amazing people” and as a “cool company that works with the cloud”. Then I read more about TIQQE on the website and I discovered the “serverless company” approach.

Why Did you want to join TIQQE?

Hearing my friends speaking about TIQQE and reading more about it, made me feel like that this was exactly the opportunity I was looking for – a place where I could apply my knowledge and improve my skills, a place where I could have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies, approaches and solutions. I felt that TIQQE was a company that looks into the future.

What was your first impression of TIQQE this week?

This first week confirmed the feelings I had before I started. Plus, I realized I am surrounded by very professional developers: I’ve listened them speaking about work to do, I saw them having meetings and it was clear that they know how to do their job and how much passion they have for it. That made me feel really lucky because I understood that I can improve a lot, both as a person and as a developer, working with them.

What is your role at TIQQE?

I am a full-stack developer

How was your first time been at TIQQE?

I think that my first time was in reality in February when I joined for the monthly meeting at lunch and it was like being in a special place, a different company compared to the others. I have never had that kind of feeling in my previous working experience and I got the same feeling when I started this Monday.

What are you looking forward to in the nearest future?

I am looking forward to show that I can be part of TIQQE, that I can add value to the company both as a person and as a developer. I am part of the MIMIRO project and I am looking forward to paying back the trust shown in me, working well and with passion, as I always do.

What do you know about TIQQE now?

I know that TIQQE is an IT company that looks to the future working with cloud computing, that the people working at TIQQE are nice people and amazing developers. I know that TIQQE cares about people and about customers and I know more about the structure of the company.

Thanks for sharing Martina!