This can be attributed to our Team extension engagement model where our team becomes integrated part of teams from leading worldwide companies. Working with logistics market leader Knapp from Graz to build WMS for largest and most advanced warehouse in Europe is for many engineers once in life time opportunity. We offer opportunities like this on a daily basis. For our employees we offer ocean of opportunities in terms of improving their technical and business domain knowhow.
We want to recruit, develop and retain the best professionals in the IT industry. Our ideal employee is not necessarily the most experienced engineer, but an ambitious and flexible person with a strong desire for personal improvement and growth. That is a person who gets out of his comfort zone, questions status quo, communicates in open and constructive way and tries to improve his work and everything around him. Having this objective in mind our approach is to hire people that have good basis and then develop them inside a company.
As we are services company people are at the centre of our business. Their knowledge, skills and motivation are the main resources available to Serengeti. Thus it is crucial for us to provide an organizational framework that allows people to demonstrate their abilities and best align their preferences, capabilities and goals with the job they perform.
Continuing professional development
Clients recognize us as a reliable and top-notch software development partner and hire us solely for working on ambitious projects. Our projects are sometimes big like development of customer service portal for one of the leading automotive companies in the world where more than 150 engineers work together. Sometimes they are small like development of software for audifon hearing device where around 15 engineers work together. But what is same for all our projects is that we develop complex and advanced business applications that are used by millions of users worldwide. For engineers it means that every day at work is a new opportunity for learning and improvement. We offer a smooth, linear career path from junior to lead developer and progress is not only visible in the title but also in practical knowledge and greater responsibilities.
Progress is naturally followed by a rise in salary and status, and developers can advance further into one of the two key roles in the project team - Team or Tech Lead. Team Leads manage whole team and communicate with client, whereas the Tech Leads are the most technically competent members of the project team. Team and Tech Leads are people with the greatest potential, and we rely on them to drive the high performance of the whole team.
Career switching and internal mobility
Serengeti is an IT company that does not recruit only the best on the market. We offer opportunities for people who do not possess technical qualifications or experience in the IT industry to learn and become developers.
Within the internship program, shadowing or on the job training, people with basic programming knowledge can kick-start their career and build it to unimaginable heights. In our company, there are many examples of junior developers who made it to the status of lead developers, Team and Tech Leads.
Serengeti promotes a high rate of internal mobility when it comes to projects and technology. You've had enough of PL/SQL after 10 years, you know the basics of .NET C# and would like to learn it better? We will transfer you on a .NET C# project to work with experienced .NET C# developers and gradually improve your skills. The duration of our projects ranges from a 6 months to several years so that most of our developers have an opportunity to become familiar with different technologies and different industries during their career in Serengeti.
In terms of a career change, it is important to point out opportunities for horizontal career advancements from the development department into the business domain. For those developers who are interested and have right capabilities, we offer career as a Business Analyst, SCRUM Master or Project Manager. There they will upgrade their knowledge of the development process through interaction with users and project team at all stages of the project cycle.
As a consulting firm, we believe it is vital for our employees to specialize depending on the technology they choose and industrial domain.
Our developers can advance their seniority level in the most popular technologies such as Java, C#, C++, PL/SQL, front-end, Python, mobile and so on. Furthermore, we are specialized in finance, public administration, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and energy industries. We don’t only develop specialists with strong knowledge in particular technology field but we also think it is very important to gain industry knowledge. After a while our developers are competent to discuss with our clients not only which technology implementations are most appropriate but also what is the best business application of it.