Everyone wants to develop their skills but there is more than one way to do it. That is why we at Setapp have decided to abandon the idea of a career path. It is unnecessary to force people to use the way which we (as a company) think is the best one.
Luckily we have found a reasonable solution. Twice a year every developer in our company has a meeting with a Scrum Master(SM) and a Team Leader(TL).
"The goal of the meeting is to establish the areas of development for the next few months."
Scrum Masters and Team Leaders are very helpful in that process because they are aware of the company’s long and short term plans so they can combine employees’ needs with the upcoming projects.
How does it work in practice?
You do not need to wait half a year to get some feedback. You get it during your everyday work, e.g. during team meetings or code reviews. If you feel that you would like to introduce any changes to your existing plans, you can also discuss it anytime with your TL or SM. Moreover, we provide tools which make gaining new skills easier.
Your development scenario should include tasks which are possible to fulfil during everyday work. But if you want to really push yourself, you can take part in a mentoring programme or English classes. What is more, you will always have a possibility to come back to your previous scenarios and check how much work you have already done. I bet you will be happy with the results of your work!
What is more, you will always have a possibility to come back to your previous scenarios and check how much work you have already done. I bet you will be happy with the results of your work!
If you want to join our team, you should know that when it comes to developers’ skills we focus on three areas. These are:
- Soft skills which enable you to communicate effectively with your team, as well as with a client.
- Technical skills which are directly responsible for the results of work of a team that you collaborate with
- English which is crucial when communicating with a client or your team
- Last but not least, it is very important for us how long you have worked with us. It shows your commitment to the company so the longer you work, the bigger influence on the company you have.
A team is a clue for success and more proofs for that you can find on our Facebook page.
Does it sound like a challenge for you? If yes, maybe Setapp is the right place to work for you!