My name is Firman. I joined VW in the summer of 2017 as a fullstack dev at the SDC, here in Wolfsburg. About a year a go, I got offered a new role as the Ambassador of SDC. Some of my main focus now are in public relationships, XP evangelist, and recruiting for SDC Wob.
What is SDC?
SDC, short for Software Development Center. We, Wolfsburg office are made up of different roles, such as Product Managers, UX/UI Designers and Software Engineers. Our focus is to deliver the best software product that matters to the end users.
How is the atmosphere in your team?
In our Wolfsburg unit, we are around about 120 people, made up of a smaller pizza-size team. They are a great group to work and most importantly to have fun with. At occasion there has been a report of some nerfgun war between teams. :-)
What makes your team special?
Our SDC Wolfsburg team is unique! Because we constantly encourage each other to learn new things outside our daily project work. We are a diverse group of people that shares many interests, for example from some offered an after work yoga, teach basic Japanesse language or a weekly coding dojo session.
What do you like about Volkswagen as an employer?
There are so sooo many things that Volkswagen offers, but for me the best thing is the diversity in tasks and the possibility for me to develop myself, not only on technical level but also on personal development.
What characteristics should applicants have?
Question everything, never be afraid to make mistakes and learn from it.
And last but not least: What are you doing in your freetime in Wolfsburg?
In my free time I do a lot of outdoors activities, from woodworking to longboarding. I also like to go out with friends for a meal or a quick drinks :-)