Giant Swarm’s people team is looking for a working student. Our “Team Team” mission is to support all company members so that they can do their job in the best way. This includes Human Resources, Finance, Admin and Legal. And as the number of Swarmies grows, our workload grows as well.
Therefore we need you to support us with
Preparation for accounting (invoice handling, reminding people to hand in receipts, etc.)
Admin tasks around contracts, documents, keeping our employee files up-to-date
Send out payslips and support with general bureaucracy
In addition to that:
Support us with the organization of workshops
Help us with data analysis (ever calculated the NPS of a hiring presentation? Probably not. With us you will do it!)
You are responsible for sending out swag and birthday presents - basically, you are like Santa throughout the year with a Giant Swarm Logo
“A little party never killed nobody” is our jam. From customer events to our two on-sites per year - you help organize them and obviously you will be there as well.
You know how to use the basic software tools (in the old days they were called Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
You speak German on a native level and you are able to communicate in English
You live in the area of Cologne and have the possibility to come to our office once a week. Also, you should have around 10-20 hours per week spare to work with us
You are an enrolled student and you plan to keep it that way for a while (we want you to learn something and for that time is needed)
Why we think this job is worth applying to:
You get the chance to be part of an international remote tech company and have the flexibility to work wherever and whenever you want
You get a MacBook Pro that you can also use in your free-time
You are invited to international Onsite and have the chance to participate in all meetings you are interested in
We offer you career development and the chance to dive into everything you might be interested in. By the way, a lot of our working students are now working full time with us.
How working with Giant Swarm is like:
Every new team member changes the team. We love to learn from each other and we are looking for people who know things we don’t.
Becoming part of Giant Swarm means that, by extension, you also become part of the Cloud Native community. We actively contribute to upstream projects and our quarterly hackathons will give you space to work on out-of-the-box projects. Occasionally, when we, as a team, want to fully focus on one project, we scratch all meetings and routines for a certain time to better focus during our hive-sprints.
Continuous learning is important to us - we foster this through bi-yearly personal development talks, a budget for training/certifications/coaching as well as regular feedback talks and workshops. Our teams are cross- functional and collaboration is key.
Nothing crazy, but useful Basics: We don't count holidays but set a minimum number; You choose your own hard- and software; As a company that has almost, if not more, kids than employees, family-friendliness is crucial to us and paid parental leave is a no-brainer; We pay monthly perks that cover your costs for working remotely; We meet twice a year as an entire company and (if possible) see conferences as an important place to catch up with team members; We aim to be fully transparent (finance, salaries) unless it hurts people and trust you, based on this to make the best decisions
We failed in exactly describing our way to approach important company elements that can be described with ‘buzzwords’ such as agile mindset, cross-functional teams, self-organization, value of the individual or trust & teamwork. However, we truly care about them, we live them and we constantly iterate on them. Some snippets about how we do this are posted in our blog but by far not all of them.
Important note: We are not hiring job descriptions. We hire humans. :) We welcome applications from everybody, regardless ethnic or national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.