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Entering new spaces, shaping and designing them, grasping and changing the unknown. That’s our thing. We love to discover new things, try them out and develop them further—and we love to infect others with our enthusiasm for doing so. We call it #ShapeSpaces.
Shape Spaces expresses the key element of the zeb culture: shaping things. With expertise, courage and creativity, we drive the transformation of the financial sector forward. We love to discover new things, try them out and develop them further. We are looking for people who overcome boundaries, shape the future and infect others with their enthusiasm.
Shape your professional future with us.
zeb has been relying on agile methods in software development for more than 15 years. Individual methods are however not used in a textbook manner. Instead, the teams decide which agile principles and practices they want to use depending on the project. Whatever promises the greatest benefit for the current tasks is selected. Working with sprints and backlogs as well as automated continuous integration pipelines has proven to provide a sound foundation.
In terms of the programming languages we use, the evolution of our most successful products has resulted in a .Net strand and a Java strand. The Java stack has been dominant for about 10 years and accounts for about 3/4 of our activities. In addition to Java, the functional-object-oriented language Scala has been used on a large scale for years, as we have found it to be high-performing, especially for mathematical problems that require high scaling. In software development for the cloud we are familiar with Scala, Spark, Hadoop, Mongo, Kubernetes, Docker, etc. We primarily implement interfaces with React and Material-UI.
Once a year, zeb organizes zeb.Uni, a major innovation and network meeting. Employees from all locations then return to zeb’s roots and congregate in Münster. A two-day program, which is planned and organized by a small team, awaits them in the Halle Münsterland congress center.
It comprises lectures, workshops and discussion groups. The presentations are available in different formats, e.g. “Five theses on ...” or “Two perspectives on ...”. The program includes reports on successful client projects, innovations and new consulting approaches and thus numerous opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills. zeb.Uni traditionally opens with the Managing Director’s speech on current market activities and zeb’s strategic development. External speakers from our clients’ top management often provide very personal insights and perspectives with views on challenges and opportunities of their respective companies.
The best teams are diverse teams.Learn more about our woman power and our Female Excellence network. These videos feature our female consultants talking about their experiences and what they value about working at zeb.
"The atmosphere at zeb is shaped by the fact that every well-reasoned opinion matters and is carefully considered."
Right after graduation, Benjamin joined zeb in 2016 as an IT consultant. Now he is a manager who focuses on the implementation and customization of our software zeb.control. In his testimonial, he provides insights into his daily routine and talks about his impression of the atmosphere at zeb.
How did you learn about zeb and what was your application process like?
In the last stage of my degree course in Business Information Technology, I started to explore potential topics for my Master thesis in more detail. One idea was to write my thesis in cooperation with a company. While I was investigating different options, I came across a job advertisement by zeb. I applied and was promptly invited to several interviews. But before they took place, I had already decided on a theoretical topic with my university professor and had to cancel my application.
It was important for me to phrase my cancellation in a way that would allow me to stay in contact with zeb. So I wrote that I was currently looking for a permanent job position that would begin once I had finished my Master’s degree. A few days later, zeb invited me to several interviews for a consultant position, and this time round it was a perfect match. Two weeks later, after three interviews, I immediately received a positive response. Not a single day passed between the interview and zeb’s offer. I was really pleased and in the lucky position of having signed an employment contract more than half a year before I had finished my study course.
What does your typical day look like?It’s not possible to give you a general answer to this question, but I can definitely say that my typical day is very varied.
On the whole, my work can be divided into two major blocks: on the one hand, project work with the client; on the other hand, different internal tasks.
As part of my project work, I deal with the implementation, migration, or customization of our software zeb.control. This includes project planning and management as well as preparing and holding workshops. In addition, I also configure and develop new features of our software solutions – my job clearly offers much variety.
And my internal tasks are at least as diverse as my project work. They range from the development of new topics, i.e. the preparation and promotion of topics with a promising future, to providing support in acquisition processes and drawing up project offers. I also hold job interviews with new candidates. It definitely never gets boring at zeb.
How would you describe the atmosphere at zeb?With one word: open-minded. The atmosphere at zeb is shaped by the fact that every well-reasoned opinion matters and is carefully considered. Regardless of your level in the hierarchy, everyone interacts as equals in discussions, because “reasoning beats hierarchy” – you quickly learn that this slogan holds true at zeb. It is normal to be given responsibility early on at zeb and yet never to be alone: this characterizes the company atmosphere.
Of course, sometimes project work can be very intense. Such periods can be stressful for everyone involved, but there is never a lack of appreciation or of team spirit. In summary, I can say: there is a very good fit between staff members. I like the following statement even better: whenever I drink an after-work beer with a colleague, we never just talk about work but always have other things in common too.
Has your job at zeb lived up to your expectations so far?Yes, more than that. I can well remember that after my graduation I said to my friends and other students: “I’ll do that job for a year or two.” I’ve now been doing it for five years, and I’m not planning on leaving. The main reason for this is the atmosphere at zeb and the fact that I really enjoy my work. In addition, I learn new things almost every day – which is great fun.
Which hashtag or emoji would you use to describe zeb?I think I need more than one to do that, how about these three:
With 14 offices throughout Europe, you have the opportunity to work wherever you want.
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