Marley Spoon is not out to revolutionize the German foodmarket – but every market. Next steps in the expansion are the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For an international company it is important to have a diverse workforce. One thing that we at Immigrant Spirit like about Marley Spoon: They don’t hire the best people in Germany. They hire the best people. Full stop.
Part Two of our Double Interview: What defines “best” when it comes to software engineers, explains Luca Pette, Head of Technology at Marley Spoon:
IS: Luca, Marley Spoon is growing very fast. As Head of Technology you are a key person in the companies success. You already hired a great number of software developers to move Marley Spoon ahead…
Luca: Yes, so far we have hired about 50 people. I also have most of my IT team together. But there are still positions open…
IS: So, what kind of professionals are you looking for?
IS: Tell us a bit about these positions. Which qualities would your “perfect match” possess?
Luca: For the QA Engineer: Very good analytical skills. The ideal candidates also knows how to write code themselves. To be successful she or he should be able to create a fully integrated test suite. Also for mobile testing of course. For this position you should have between 5 to ten years of experience in my opinion. Strong soft skills are also important, because the QA Engineer should work closely with the software developers.
You need to be able to work with different browsers. This is really important. You should also have a clear focus on automated testing. When it comes to experience: The number of different projects that you have worked on, tells me much more about your experience than the number of years that you are in the workforce. Besides that: Enjoy the startup way of working and be a real teamplayer!
Have you made the same experience?
You are well educated, you have professional experience and most important: You have drive and ambition. You want to make a contribution and build a good career.
But German employers don't value your talent. You apply for job after job. You spent hours editing your CV and cover letter to fit perfectly. And then: You don't even get an answer.
There is a way forward! Chris Pyak and the rest of us at Immigrant Spirit GmbH: We want you to succeed.