What is your workday like at Lumera?
I often start my day with a cup of tea and talk to colleagues while collecting it at the pantry. It takes time for my brain to warm up in the morning, so I often go through the mail box or Microsoft Team's messages, check meetings in my calendar, and then go to the Jira board to see my ongoing task description again. Sometimes, I discuss problem in tasks with colleagues in the Hanoi office to clarify requirements, design solutions or code reviews for them. Then, I can concentrate on my task, write the code for it, test it, delete something I think is messy, and perform some refactoring until I feel satisfied with it. I also spend time reading the legacy code, which relates to my task to understand how it is working.
The daily meetings come in the afternoon because I am working with my colleagues in Sweden office (we have 5 hours difference). We may then have a few meetings, such as Sprint Change meetings or design meetings for tasks that requires discussion. My team also has a weekly meeting called "Contemplation Hour", in which we share knowledge from a technical perspective. After meetings, I continue my programming tasks until it's time to go home.
What is the most developmental aspect of your job?
That is the continuous work on challenging tasks. It helps develop my problem-solving skills, requires collaboration in a team through our technical discussions, and forces us to write clean and solid codes during the code refactoring and review sessions.
How would you describe Lumera as a workplace in just a few words
Flexibility and freedom in work, nice and supportive people. We are growing and diverse, while still aiming at the same target.