Time flies! It’s already been two years since I started working for Sense. The reason I wanted to work here, was that my previous developer job was project based. This didn’t grant me the ability to see my efforts grow into something bigger, so I really wanted to work for a company that makes its own products.
One of the things that really surprised me when I started here, was the amount of freedom. I had the chance to learn and experiment by myself, while I had an experienced senior developer looking over my shoulder. This was a nice addition to my hobby as well, which is developing new frameworks and learning new programming languages in the weekends.
Personally I’ve been responsible for different things. In the beginning I was mainly a backend developer and, as I learned many new things, my role shifted to platform developer. This is interesting to me, because I develop the sensor based core technology behind the products Brightr and Goalie. While in other companies the manager might tell you what to do, at Sense you can improve yourself and decide what’s best for the company.
There’s another benefit to the freedom. I have the ability to work from home, which is very important to me. My family lives about 1000 km from Java, where our office is. I can stay with my family for a few weeks and work from there.
While most Indonesian companies are very hierarchical, Sense’s organization is very flat. Together with the informal style of communication, this means we can talk and joke about many things so everyone is professionally and personally engaged. It’s really a team working together towards a greater goal.
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