We are always on the lookout for new talent. But you’ll also have your own requirements from your employer. What’s it like working here? Will I be challenged professionally? Can I take on responsibility? Can I continue to develop? What are the company culture and interpersonal relationships like?
You can find out here what it’s like to work at kaliber5 from a developer’s point of view.
Our light and airy office is located in the center of Hamburg, in Eimsbüttel, a young and vibrant part of the city. Easy to reach by car and public transport.
This is where we think, laugh, discuss and work in peace. As we are team players, we need the team to have physical proximity. However, we also offer flexible working hours, and the opportunity to work from home if required.
Performances are the result of mental rather than physical presence. And only then, can we assess ourselves as a team and individuals.
We prefer agile development processes like Scrum.
We purposely do our resource planning offline, which makes it no less effective however: we use LEGO bricks to represent the allocation of employees to projects. One column per day, one row per project, and one color per employee. Clear, intuitive, haptic, modern.
However, we also use a wide range of software tools. JIRA is our workhorse for task management and tracking, both classically and in agile mode. The most important information from this such as sprint progress, number of open tasks or deployment status is condensed and transparently represented on TV-based wallboards, so-called information radiators.
Our typical workplace, our peaceful, bright office is well-equipped: plenty of space, high-quality office chairs, modern technology (as desired - usually a Mac with two 27” screens).
Our virtual tools also have to reflect the latest state-of-the-art technology. From the frameworks used (focus on Ember.js for the front-end, Symfony 2 for the back-end), the IDE (PHPStorm) and version management (Git-based with Bitbucket as front-end) to virtualized runtime environments (Docker).
Everyone deserves a break when they work hard. Time to clear the mind and satisfy hunger.
The Osterstraße area offers a wide variety of lunch options. In terms of small snacks, we provide free coffee, cold drinks and fruit.
And if you need to switch off for a little while, you can head up to our roof terrace if the weather is good. Or you can challenge a colleague to a match, as our conference table can also be used as a table tennis table.
A task is only complete once it has been delivered. Our CI server oversees the process of continuous integration and delivery. Each git branch push gets this started, and implements the automatic software tests, and only once everything is green, and a colleague has reviewed the code in the pull request, can the feature branch be merged (we use git flow).
Release is online. Software tested and running. Happy customer. Happy developer.
A rolling stone gathers no moss. Even more so for software developers. To prevent this from happening, we attach great importance to continuous learning.
By learning on the job. By exchanging ideas, e.g. in the form of a Friday workshop. But also by taking part in activities independent from the job. E.g. we organise the Ember.js Meetup Group in Hamburg.
Because there’s one thing that’s very important to us: we have to do what we do with passion. That’s the only way to deliver excellence.
Half your life is spent at work. Sometimes even more. Therefore we have to make the time we spend together as pleasant as possible. Both at work, and also beyond for those who want to.
Whether it’s trying out new sports together, with varying success (curling!), or a more relaxed end to the working week on the roof terrace with a barbecue and cold beer.
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