Max's first month at the wunschlösung

Who are we and what happens here? There is already some information on our team page. But that only answers who works for us, not what our team does. That's why we want to give you some more detailed insights. To do so, we talked to a few of our colleagues. Today we introduce you to Max.

Max - Backend Developer

Hi Max, good to have you here!

What exactly do you do here?

What do I do with you… Not so much production at the moment, I'm rather busy learning. I'm being trained by René and doing a demo project that is similar to the software we usually use. This helps me to understand the processes better and to learn more about the code generators, for example.
My position is Junior Java Dev, so I will - I think - develop Java and do project work (Max laughs).

What brought you to us?

As one does, I looked on the Internet to see what IT jobs were available in Leipzig. The website of wunschlösung appealed to me. The things on it and what the offer sounded like in general. I then called Doreen and we arranged an interview. Then the application process started. I was already very convinced of the interaction and communication during the process itself - that's how I came here.
At the very beginning of my history as a programmer, I ran Minecraft servers. There was the option to write plug-ins - for example for mini-games or administrative things and features. That's when I started programming with Java.
Then followed a project of my own. With a friend, I built a shipping site for mobile device repairs. And through my studies in electrical engineering, I also deal a lot with IT, even if that has less to do with programming at its core and more to do with topics like data evaluation through scripts.
What particularly appeals to me is the possibility of creating anything with a laptop and the internet. If you have an idea, you can simply implement it, for no cost, so to speak.

How was your start here? How did the onboarding go?

The start was very positive. I was taken straight into meetings and integrated into the processes. Mentoring is also part of onboarding. That also works great. I learn a lot of new things, including about wunschlösung, and feel very well looked after and not thrown in at the deep end. I can always ask if something is wrong and have a contact person. I couldn't have been onboarded any better.

What project are you currently working on?

At work? On the demo project. It's about a product management software through which I'm trying to get to know all the processes and procedures.
Privately, I'm working on a lending platform where things of all kinds can be lent and borrowed. I heard a radio programme that gave me the idea - and then I started. But there are still some challenges, for example the issue of payment and payment service providers. The administration is more work than the programming.

How would you describe the technology stack you work with?

I don't have that much to do with the larger tech stack, because I programme the backend entirely in Java. Everything else is used by other team members. Otherwise MongoDB as a database and potentially Elastic Search for more complex searches.

What do you wish for the future?

I definitely want the workflow as a whole to stay the same as it is now. I would like to be able to conceptualise and implement things and use several ways of solving them - in other words, to be able to choose my favourites depending on what makes technical sense. I would like to continue to enjoy what I do.
In general, teamwork is very cool. When there are several people in the office, it's always very nice. It's just a cool atmosphere. Especially when you develop and tinker with things together and always make something new. The code generators are great because you can outsource all the repetitive work to them and only build the custom implementation by hand.

What advice would you give to new applicants?

To those who are still thinking: I advise you to apply here. Give wunschlösung a chance and see how they work here.
To those who have already applied: Get involved in the process. Be confident with your own skills and know that you can do something and have value. The application process is very human and overall I found it very relaxed. In the first interview with Doreen, it wasn't so technical yet. We first checked whether the vibe was right and whether we harmonised. She told me something, I told her something, very cool. Then came the technical interview - I also liked the requirements. The main topic here was "design and implementation". The tasks were very close to what you actually do. Other companies ask for maths problems and algorithms, which is not as realistic for everyday work. In general, the people were very relaxed and easy-going, the atmosphere was not stressful. You talked to each other on one level and on one wavelength.

Thank you, Max!

Would you like to know more?
Find out here how the foundation of wunschlösung came about or visit our team page. In our blog you can also get to know other wunschlöserInnen.

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