As I was looking for a new challenge at the beginning of 2008, after 9 years of development work at a startup in the finance industry (today this would probably be known as FinTech), I only had two requirements to begin with:
- After 9 years of product development for the banking and insurance industry, it was important for me to find a position where I would not be defined by an industry, technology or role. That’s why I targeted my search towards engineering service providers.
- The culture of my startup had a lasting impact on me. The integrity, trust, creativity, entrepreneurial thinking and most importantly working together in this environment as part of a team of highly motivated technology enthusiasts was something I also looked for in my new position.