Do you have what it takes to join our team? We're always looking for smart people with broad backgrounds... particularly with Lotus Notes or web skills
"I can't believe how much I've learned in the last three months," was one of the great things we heard during a recent 3-month performance review. And this from a person who'd previously been responsible for all of the Notes infrastructure and development for a large manufacturer. The truth of the matter is, if you become a member of the Teamwork staff, you're going to be learning. A lot. All of the time.
If you're the kind of person who's content doing the same job over and over again, don't bother applying: You won't like it here. We spend our days pushing the limits of technology and trying to make software do things it wasn't really supposed to do. Our staff is made up of people who don't consider it a good day unless they've learned something new.
If you don't already know it, you'll discover we're a little different than most consultants, for several reasons.
First, we're not a "body shop." You know, a company that simply puts warm bodies in seats at client sites with the hope of leaving them there for as long as possible. Yes, we have a few placements, but that's not what we're about. Frankly, we don't consider body shops to be consultants. Temporary employment agencies, maybe, but not consultants.
By comparison, we typically work on a project basis. Our clients hire us to do very specific work. We go in, do it, then get the heck out until they're ready for another project. Think of us as a SWAT team, as opposed to a cop walking a beat: there's a place for both of them; we'd just rather have the focus and variety that comes with highly-targeted objectives, not to mention all of the extra exposure to new techniques and technologies. We're about learning, after all.
The second thing that makes us different is that we are focused, primarily, on a single technology. We aren't jacks-of-all-trades. We don't do Exchange or networking or fiddle with PCs. We do Lotus Notes development. Period. Virtually all of our projects involve Notes or Domino in one way or another. Because of that--because we spend every hour of every day doing one thing--we're really good at it. Arguably, we're the best. We can make Notes (and Domino) do things most people have never dreamed of, and we do it quickly and to a budget.
A third difference is that, with us, you won't always be working at a client site. Heck, some of our team rarely visit clients. They work here, in our office, where they can ask questions and get help, where they can share their knowledge with others and where, not incidentally, they can get a whole lot more work done a whole lot faster because they can get the help they need right away, and then keep on going.
Which brings up another important point:
At Teamwork, you're never expected to be a one-man (or woman) army. You're a part of a team. If you've ever done an entire Notes development project from start to finish by yourself, you'll probably appreciate this. Whatever your skill level, there were probably things you had to do that were a waste of your time (because they were well below your skill set) and other things on which you wasted time suffering through things that were too hard.
We have developers at all skill levels, and we try to let people do as much as they can at a skill level that's appropriate for them. We encourage everyone to push their personal envelopes a little bit, but we also expect them to know when something's too hard or taking too long. Asking questions isn't just OK here, it's expected. As is sharing the development between several people.
Some on our team are just learning Notes development. They do most of the initial database development: basic forms and views and simple buttons. Others have broader skills. Our Senior Developers and Project Managers, for instance, can do 80-90% of anything you'd ever need to do with Notes. The bulk of most projects are done by foks at these levels.
And then there's the really hard stuff. There are a few of us who can do pretty much anything you'd ever want to do with Notes. At one time or another, probably 50% of our projects make it to the desk of one (or more) of our "power developers" for anything from a little debugging to sophisticated script or API work.
Because we have all these people at all these skill levels, it means that you can concentrate on the kinds of things you're best able to do and, because of it, to learn and grow more quickly. Not incidentally, it also helps us turn out superior products in a fraction of the time any single developer might require.
We look for the best fit for our team of associates. If you're someone who enjoys software and coming up with extraordinary solutions for an elite clientele, you'll love being an associate with Teamwork Solutions. You'll find that this is both a fun and challenging place to work. We work hard, but we play pretty hard, too. Our near-zero employee turnover rate and our rapid growth speaks for itself.
If you're looking for an upbeat, positive, collaborative learning environment; if you're ready to go to the next level in your skills and knowledge; and you have a strong background in Lotus Notes and/or web skills; hesitate no longer. Send your resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or snail-mail it to us at either of the following addresses:
5005 Horizons Drive, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43220
Smart people building sophisticated applications & workflow tools for Lotus Notes, IBM Lotus WebSphere and the Internet