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If you want to work in what might just be the best firm in the world, you are in the right place! Here is where you can get to know us better and assure yourself that you really want to join us.

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Development

If you want to develop, you need a company which will in invest not only money in you but time too. Our employees spend their time after work recharging their batteries; expert knowledge is something they cram into their minds only inside work hours.

Blog

This is the work of our employees and not some PR agency, which is why we are so proud of it.

This is the work of our employees and not some PR agency, which is why we are so proud of it.

Everyone at the company can write articles for the blog in categories like: projects, company life, technology, and lifestyle. Most people choose technological subject matter because (and let’s not try to spin it otherwise) it helps to build up the expert image of the company. Through the subjects explored in these blogs, you can also find out what it is like to work with us and on what we are working. Take a look at our blog.

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Internal events

If you are a fan of inspirational speeches, you’ll certainly like our Lightning Talks.

If you are a fan of inspirational speeches, you’ll certainly like our Lightning Talks.

These are internal micro-conferences, during which our workers – and maybe someday you – present technical riddles, usually in some weird and wonderful way. They talk about functionalities, tools and their uses with a rare humour and passion, breaking about the myth of programmers being insufferably dull people!

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Training

You are obviously thinking: “More about training?” Sorry, but we can’t stop ourselves from speaking about something that takes up 18,000 hours of our time each year.

You are obviously thinking: “More about training?” Sorry, but we can’t stop ourselves from speaking about something that takes up 18,000 hours of our time each year.

You can take advantage of internal training sessions by taking part in them (about 15 take place each month) or by organising such sessions yourself. And the topics? Whatever you like, whatever you specialize in. Have you heard of sessions like those for lovers of Agile philosophy, Agile Addicted or BAM (Business Analysts Meetup)? These are the work of our people. If you therefore have an idea for internal knowledge sharing, Objectivity will support you in making it happen.

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Feedback culture

We like it when situations are clear. If we don’t like some kind of behavior, we tell it straight.

We like it when situations are clear. If we don’t like some kind of behavior, we tell it straight. We are also not shy to compliment. But be aware! We stick to this honesty philosophy…

…both internally and with external partners. We have the courage to admit to the client when there is a mess in the project, and we do so without schoolboy excuses about our homework being eaten by the dog. We expect this courage from everyone in Objectivity. If you can’t cope, come and tell us.

Do you value such an approach? If so, let’s high five to it during the interview!

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One to One

This is a monthly meeting during which the leader focuses 100% on the employee, his needs and the goals which were discussed in the previous month’s meeting, as well as new areas to focus on.

This is a monthly meeting during which the leader focuses 100% on the employee, his needs and the goals which were discussed in the previous month’s meeting, as well as new areas to focus on.

Does it sound enticing or enigmatic? If it is the latter, let us elaborate. During the One to One, we speak about training which allows the worker to develop, as well as about planning what might help build given talents. There is time to discuss successes in specific tasks or those achieved as a team. It is also a time in which we chat about technologies and tech challenges, as the leader is “your kind of person” who also writes code or tests.

Thanks to One to One meetings, all of our hundreds of people get their voices heard.

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Knowledge Portal

Thanks to tools like the Skills Matrix and Technology Radar, we know who to go to in the firm in order to expand our expertise in any given area.

Knowledge sharing is encoded into the DNA of our firm. Following on from this idea, we have created a knowledge portal which serves as a virtual environment for exchanging experience. Thanks to tools like the Skills Matrix and Technology Radar, we know who to go to in the firm in order to expand our expertise in any given area.

We show the Technology Radar to our clients so that they know the technologies we are working in and what are our strongest suits. The knowledge portal gives us handy information about the fields in which we have a great deal of knowledge and those in which we should do a little catch up. It is one simple, transparent tool with so many uses.

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Gold Cards

You know the chance cards in Monopoly, right? The ones where you receive $200 from all players for your birthday? Our Gold Cards work in a similar way.

You know the chance cards in Monopoly, right? The ones where you receive $200 from all players for your birthday? Our Gold Cards work in a similar way.

They are cards which give you the most precious thing – time. You can use them to widen your knowledge in any way you like. Want to lose yourself in some tome about programming? Go ahead. What to dive into a new technology by joining a different team? Do it. Want to finally get around to that programming project you are working on to conquer the universe? Use a Gold Card!

Why do we so eagerly “give away” work time? We are sure that when you gain knowledge, you will share it with your colleagues and you will be able to utilise it in your projects somewhere down the line.

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Work with people

Comfort in work does not only depend on the workplace; it is also a matter of how the place is organised. Our workplace is the sum total of 24 years of testing different solutions to this age-old problem. Now you can join a team which knows what it is doing and how to do it most effectively.

This is a handy idea of who is who

In Objectivity there is a handy idea of who is who.

Project Manager

A person who is, in theory, a lotus flower and perfect conduit for communication. In practice, it is a person who always motivates their team as best he or she can. It is a person who is quick to jump to the defense, but also knows when and how to defend the client when he is right.

Tester

He cares about the quality of code and tries to make sure that solutions are free from errors. In the end, the very best developers are those who know how to write a little of themselves into the code. This is not just a task, it is a mission; the results of which will decide whether our clients will recommend Objectivity to others.

Test Manager

He helps the whole team to work on quality. From the outset he is part of the requirements analysis and lets others know what is essential for the testers. This helps to define the method in which systems can be tested, which types of tests are necessary and in what order things need to be done—as well as what can be left for later. In short, he or she prepares the test strategy.

User Experience Specialist

It is a person who is creative and directs their attentions to users and their needs. A UX is not a graphic designer; he or she designs layouts which can be tested and developed with the client in such a way that they best meet the needs of users whilst meeting business goals.

Technical Architect

A technical mentor and expert who has a lot of the knowledge on the subject of architecture. If any doubts pop up, or questions of a technical nature, the architect brings a little Zen to the project, gives tips, advises and helps find a realistic solution. In tandem with the analyst, he takes care of the entire system from both a technical and business standpoint.

Developer

Our developers are not just coders. They are specialists who prepare solutions to order for our clients, sometimes this may even mean removing certain parts of a program. They are people who want to develop themselves, who have a great sense of humour, and are full of energy. You will certainly feel good among their ranks.

PMO – Project Management Office

They are the specialists in the financial and project management field being a great partner for Project Managers, Tribe Masters and project’s team. Creating tailored metrics and reports or watching over project’s and programme finances or forecasts are their main tasks. Improvements, optimization and data analysis are the apple of their eye.

Business Analyst

This is a person who brings together the worlds of business and IT. He shapes the needs of business to the programs which address those requirements. He is engaged in the project from the off and is responsible for gathering requirements and analysing them, and then for their documentation and management. He works closely with the client on a daily basis, as well as with the whole developing and testing team, to make sure the client gets what he ordered.

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Every team has its own identity

Joining a new team is like a journey; some like to go where the elements take them, others prefer to take a guide along so they don’t miss anything.

Joining a new team is like a journey; some like to go where the elements take them, others prefer to take a guide along so they don’t miss anything.

“Identifiers” are such guides, prepared by specific teams and telling the story of their work. Browse through them and maybe one of the roles in the team will capture your attention so much that you will be compelled to apply.

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You work in a team

The basic rules of team work are self-organisation and support. We help one another and highly value people who assist others.

The basic rules of team work are self-organisation and support. We help one another and highly value people who assist others.

Refusal to help is forbidden for us; we are all kicking in the same direction. Every team is made up of people fulfilling the necessary functions to deliver the project to the client. That generally means developers, testers, a BA, a TA, and a PM/SM. If necessary, a User Experience Specialist, Agile Coach and UI Developer will join, but that is decided by the team itself. Everyone works together in a shared or neighbouring room, in order ease communication and ensure knowledge consistency (on what, why and for whom are we working).

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You take part in triangle meetings

This is an analysis meeting with developers and testers during which a unified vision and method of work is agreed upon, to even better order the workflow.

This is an analysis meeting with developers and testers during which a unified vision and method of work is agreed upon, to even better order the workflow.

Yes, we are meeting-lovers and we like to outline everything that can be outlined, simply because it has a significant effect on the project. Without understanding the reasons, ways and means of what we are doing for the client, the project becomes filled with discord. It is also a time for verifying and adjusting requirements and asking questions. And, most importantly, we don’t talk to ourselves into a mountain of documentation.

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You create bespoke software

We don’t make software from a box, we create programs that are tailored and fit the needs of the clients as best they can. This is what differentiates us from most companies.

We don’t make software from a box, we create programs that are tailored and fit the needs of the clients as best they can. This is what differentiates us from most companies.

We demand that we have the most precise understanding of the client’s needs from the start, which is why we begin by going through their requirements with a fine-toothed comb. We travel to them, they come to us, we see each other over VC, and sometimes we go out for a beer. Every project can become an interactive work with the client if that is the way they want it. We are not leasing bodies; we work with a PM from our side. We don’t expect domain knowledge from you, but we expect a willingness to learn the client’s domain.

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Benefits

The place in which you spend ⅓ of your each 24-hour period should not just be “OK”, “so-so” or “you know” – and it certainly shouldn’t be “oh no”. That’s the way we workers at Objectivity, and our founder, Rob, see it. That’s why it is such a pleasure to work here.

You can change your position

Development of a career path in a given position is a standard. With us you can create your own path, and nobody bats an eyelid when someone moves from being a Marketing Specialist to the role of a Quality Engineer.

Development of a career path in a given position is a standard. With us you can create your own path, and nobody bats an eyelid when someone moves from being a Marketing Specialist to the role of a Quality Engineer.

Ania took such a route by totally engaging herself in the change and garnering a great deal of knowledge from her more experienced colleagues. Marta took an even larger diversion, starting as a receptionist during her first days at Objectivity and then moving into HR. But that is not the end of her journey; she is now the boss of the communications department. Believe us, you will soon get to know us and see that we are right. And is there a moral to the story? With strong will and consistency, you can choose your own career with us.

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Everyone is equal

There is no such thing as the formulaic division between the boss and subordinates for us. The ideas, initiatives and opinions of all our employees are treated equally.

There is no such thing as the formulaic division between the boss and subordinates for us. The ideas, initiatives and opinions of all our employees are treated equally.

Of course, everyone has their leader, someone who oversees the work, but it is viewed as a partnership; the leader is a first point of contact with whom you can bring up doubts or talk over current events. If the decision of your leader on any matter does not quite feel right to you, you can raise your concerns without fear. Nobody will be offended because it is written into the DNA of our firm that everyone has the right to speak up.

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Bring your ideas to life

We don’t want you to spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk banging out code. It matters to us that you solve problems, develop yourself, share knowledge and get involved.

We don’t want you to spend 8 hours a day sitting at a desk banging out code. It matters to us that you solve problems, develop yourself, share knowledge and get involved.

If you have an idea for organising a programmers’ conference with foreign guests, we say “Sounds good! Let’s do it together!” That is what we said to Łukasz, when he came up with the idea of WROC#, an event that took place in March 2015. Łukasz doesn’t work here any longer but we’re still organizing WROC# together. You may be asking “And what if I don’t want to throw myself into so much stuff?” That is fine. It is not an obligation; we just want people to always bear it in mind that you can count on the support of Objectivity when realising such ideas.

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No dress code

“I have to dress in…”, “This is for the office” and the dilemma of which tie to wear can be left for other occasions; at Objectivity you turn up in what you feel most comfortable in.

“I have to dress in…”, “This is for the office” and the dilemma of which tie to wear can be left for other occasions; at Objectivity you turn up in what you feel most comfortable in.

It is in the company’s folklore about the time of our “high up” directors appeared at a recruitment interview without shoes on. The candidate with whom he spoke called our HR department the next day to say that maybe there is a little too much “personal choice” in the firm. It is true. There is. We do not have stiff rules about dress code; you can even wear socks with sandals. And, just in case you are wonder, we can afford decent shoes!

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Be yourself

When you join us, you can be sure that we won’t button you up in a white shirt with a starched collar. Unless that is what you want…

When you join us, you can be sure that we won’t button you up in a white shirt with a starched collar. Unless that is what you want…

When you wander the corridors of Objectivity, you will see and experience people’s personalities. Angry Birds hanging from the ceiling, fantasy head covers, walking without shoes on, or even walking on your hands, are all to be seen in our offices (some more common than others). You could be excused for thinking “Does anyone actually work here?” Of course they do; under such conditions in which people respect and accept one another, and nobody is expected to change to fit into the corporate mould, more work gets done. That is the way we are and we hope you like it.

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We make mistakes

We believe that without making mistakes you cannot get better. Any mistake is an element of knowledge and experience and we see the benefits in it.

We believe that without making mistakes you cannot get better. Any mistake is an element of knowledge and experience and we see the benefits in it.

We encourage you to use your creativity on a daily basis and bring your ideas to life, because keeping to the old, stiff templates never lead to innovate solutions. Going off script, doing something new, taking the risk of making a mistake… these are the steps that lead us up Mount Everest and we encourage such innovation.

But, we don’t take it to the extremes; just because we accept mistakes doesn’t mean Objectivity enjoys blowing smoke.

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Project deployment

The worst moment for a “newbie” in a big firm is the first day when everything is alien and you have no idea where to go, what to do and who to ask. Luckily, with us, that is not something you will experience.

The worst moment for a “newbie” in a big firm is the first day when everything is alien and you have no idea where to go, what to do and who to ask. Luckily, with us, that is not something you will experience.

We won’t break out the bunting to welcome you; however, from the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be accompanied by a buddy who will not only show you around but will tell you all about the firm. And there are plenty of things to talk about, such as our habits, development opportunities, and company anecdotes. Meeting the whole team will fill your first three days. You’ll also get a handbook which will let you know more specifics about your role. And during this whirlwind of “hellos” and handshakes, you can count on help from… well, pretty much everyone in the company.

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