When did you join emineo?
I joined emineo in April 2022 as Head of Software Engineering and therefore responsible for individual software development. Before that, I worked for a software company in Eastern Switzerland with focus in the insurance and telco industry. Thanks to my 20 years of experience with complex IT projects, my focus is on leading growing teams that work in an agile manner. In this respect, I can “live it up” at emineo.
What do you like about your job?
My job is extremely varied. No day is like the other, because both the business world and the technologies have never developed as quickly as they do today. Therefore, there are new things to learn every day – new challenges and tasks. Solving these in collaboration with highly trained, motivated specialists from a wide range of disciplines excites me.
What does your department do?
I could simply say that we develop future-proof digital solutions using the latest technology. But in everyday life we do much more than that. The first step is, of course, to understand our customers and their challenges. Because every industry, every product, every organisation has its own peculiarities. These individualities find their way into our target solution. Together with the customer, we design solution, develop prototypes and finally a new software solution according to the latest standards.
But even there the journey does not end. We support our customers in the operation of our solutions and the associated change management. The people who will work with the software solution need to understand it in order to work with it. In addition, in many cases we take over the maintenance as well as the support of these IT solutions. This results in long-lasting and sustainable customer relationships as well as a deep understanding for each other. And that in return leads to new creative ideas and fruitful cooperation that goes far beyond the average service relationship.
What areas does your department cover?
We cover the entire spectrum of the software project business: account management and sales, project management, business analysis, software engineering and support. We also have expert knowledge and a lot of experience in project delivery with agile methods such as Scrum or SAFe.
Can you give an example of a current project?
Citysoftnet is currently our largest and most complex project. For the social welfare offices of three large Swiss cities, we are developing a case management system with several Scrum teams. In this project, we are combining SAP and Java/Opensource technologies. But medium-sized and smaller projects also have their appeal. It makes us proud that we are charged to develop the digital tax solution for the cantonal tax office in Zurich and thus offer Zurich citizens a simple and user-friendly solution which make filling out the tax declaration even a bit fun.