Working at Adimian

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So you're wondering how it is to work at Adimian? Follow me!

We are a small consulting company operating between France and Belgium, and we are specialists in both Python and scientific computing.

Our customers are mainly large companies / groups who are looking for our expertise for building new projects or growing existing ones.

Our current main activity is consultancy, meaning we have a flexible workload.

Most of us wake up and sleep when they feel like, because we don't care how much you work, as long as the job is well done.

Being a remote-only company means we all live in our chatroom-du-jour (we used Jabber for years, now it's Slack). You log-in, salute your friendly co-workers, and then start working, either on internal projects, either for one of our customers.

As most of our customers are large corporations, they bring their unusual, are-you-serious-this-is-insane problems. That's where we all shine, by finding simple but unusual approaches to save the day. So far all our customers deeply love us.

We don't do hype-driven development, so you are free and even encouraged to experiment with new tools and technologies, but you'll have to convince your peers to use any "not-the-usual-stack" technology in production. This creates room for interesting, highly technical discussions once in a while.

We don't do meetings, and we don't phone/video chat, unless it's required by both parties, so you can be asynchronous in your replies, and take your time to answer. But if you are stuck or worried about something, you can always call for help, we've all been there.

Sometimes you achieve greatness and you can brag about it in our #feelgood channel. Sometimes you fail miserably, and you can still get back to the #feelgood channel to remind you that you're not screwing up all the time. We're deeply human people, and acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes. We don't like pointing fingers. Instead, we stick with you, and cheer you up.

If, unfortunately, you or a loved one is unwell, it's perfectly ok to drop what you're doing to go fix the situation. We might respectfully bug you on rare occasions while you're away, but only if the situation requires it. We take this seriously. Same goes for when you're on holidays.

Being surrounded by curious and nice people, you'll want to get better at your daily job, engage into a virtuous circle of improving your craft, while being given the ability to do so.

We don't care about your education. Or your age. Or your gender. What you look like is irrelevant. If you are really good at what you do, then you have our respect. On the other side, if you are all talk and think you can get away with it, you will be disappointed, as we have very little tolerance for bullshit.

As often as possible (so about twice a month), we like to meet up in person, to eat unhealthy meals, and have geeky discussions about video games, politics and dank memes. Sometimes all in the same sentence.

Working at Adimian, it's trying every day to push everyone up, and have a good laugh while doing it.

When I founded the company, I wanted to do a job that I love, for clients I love, with people I love. I think we are pretty much there. So what are you waiting for ?

Eric Gazoni

Eric is a software engineer, founder of Adimian, splitting his time between making his customers lives better, filling the paperworks and doing puzzles with his twin boys.