Responsibilities & freedom

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Jonah joined Nordcloud around half a year ago - now he shares his thoughts and wisdom, for example about the freedom we offer, but also the responsibilities that come with it!

He explains how we don't have strict rules or a lot of people giving us directions, so it means that everyone needs to be able to work independently, with that freedom.

It's all about common trust!

1. Where are you from and how did you end up at Nordcloud?

I'm from the Netherlands, born in Amsterdam. I was looking for the next, bigger challenge and was contacted by Anna (Talent Acquisition Specialist of Nordcloud) in Linkedin and we started talking. I felt that as a professional who is always looking to develop, Nordcloud was the right size for me to do that and in about 3,5 months I started at Nordcloud.

2. What is your role and core competence?

I'm a Cloud Architect, infra as code and automation as my core competences.

3. What do you like most about working at Nordcloud?

Interesting projects and a lot of freedom to do things that I find useful and meaningful. By simply being interested and showing it, I'm getting the chance to contribute to areas that I personally feel like we should develop.

4. What is the most useful thing you have learned at Nordcloud?

Organising things in a distributed, flat company and navigating through the whole web of people in different countries to get things done.

5. What sets you in fire/ what's your favourite thing with public cloud?

There are a lot of tools that are available with public cloud with very little effort, but sometimes there are gaps in different functionalities (for example between AWS and GCP). Filling those gaps by engineering we can achieve very large things with very little effort.

6. What do you do outside work?

Spend time with family and cooking. I also enjoy making tangible things, like building furniture or fixing things.

7. Best Nordcloudian memory?

Conferences are always fun and there's interesting talks and meetings but one that professionally stands out is when we did a well architected review for a client in Stockholm. They had a really interesting and innovative product and the client here was like a kid in a candy shop! He really understood the potential what we could do for them and we got to do cool things! 8. How would you describe our culture? We get recognised for contribution; that's very clear and open. There is a high degree of trust in our engineering skills. We are a very diverse group of different nationalities! Nordcloud NL is also a very tight group and we have casual work place banter in my opinion more than in the other countries. We do work remotely a lot but when we are together we go for lunches and have a good time. There is no power distance and we are very flat organisation so I can make fun of my manager and vice versa and it's all fun! Would you fit in a team with freedom and lots of changes to influence? Well Jonah is looking for more colleagues, so do get in touch! Click here for open vacancies in the Netherlands
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