People and Culture

We’re opening a new Portugal office in Porto: Be a part of Porto’s powerful new tech ecosystem.

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We’re opening a new office in Porto. Early February 2021 will see the fruition of our new beginnings in Portugal. As a global innovation service provider, Zühlke is proud to announce its new Portuguese HQ in the coastal city of Porto. We’re excited to bring our culture, technical expertise and software engineering services to Portugal.

Referred to as ‘the city of bridges’. Porto’s history dates back to 300BC, and it is renowned for its beautiful architecture. Yet, the coastal city is also home to an international hub of tech start-ups. And the city’s surrounded by several universities, making it the industrial and business centre of Portugal.

As a location to live and work in, you couldn’t ask for more. Porto is a perfectly located, safe, welcoming and culturally diverse city. It offers excellent health services, good flight connections, international schools and a prosperous tech-driven economy. The city has become one of the most vibrant markets for startups and R&D. According to the Financial Times, it is also the best European city in supporting startup and small and medium-sized enterprises. And it won ‘European City of the Year’ at The Urbanism Awards 2020.

Enjoy a wonderful way of life on the Iberian Peninsula at this remarkable Zühlke location. Leave the office and you’ll reach the city’s beach within ten minutes, where you can surf the waves or enjoy an alfresco beer with one of your colleagues. And spend weekends wondering the cobbled streets of the city’s historic centre—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What to expect from a job in Porto

Living and working in Porto means you’ll get to live in one of the most beautiful, international environments surrounded by smart, driven colleagues. The city attracts talent from all over the world. And living costs are reasonable too, meaning you can expect to live an exceptional quality of life for less.

The most exciting part of being a new employee in our Porto office? The chance to help build the company’s new location from the ground up, helping influence the direction of our Portugal HQ. Expect a start-up environment with the financial support and stability of Zühlke.

And enjoy an open-door culture with plenty of travel opportunities across our 15 locations (post COVID-19). We offer all employees a flexible working environment. You can adjust your working hours down to 80% of your contracted hours. So, whether you need more time to care for your family, travel the world or study, we have options that can support you. Zühlke is a remote work friendly organisation, even pre-COVID many employees had the freedom to work partially remote. And employees are welcome to work partially remote with the possibility of meeting a few times a week in an open plan office environment. Your health and wellbeing matters, so our health insurance policy will cover all employees and their family.

The personal development of Zühlke employees is paramount. We offer a state-of-the-art education and continuous tailored training. Our interdisciplinary approach means employees work on a wide range of projects for many clients while learning from their colleagues.

If you’re mad about technology and want to work with engaged, tuned-in teammates, then you’ll flourish here. We delve into emerging and new technologies daily. No project is the same, one day you might work on Java or .NET to an Angular framework the next. A curiosity, willingness to learn and collaborate with colleagues is essential.

A typical day at Zühlke Porto

This is a start-up environment, so expect the unexpected. If there’s a new technology to learn, we can support you in that process. You’ll always have the chance to innovate and get stuck into many projects. Still, employee wellbeing is something we really value. And if you’d rather work less, so you have more time to explore the wonders of Porto, travel, or spend more time with your family, then we can accommodate you.

Of course, we work hard and go the extra mile for our clients, but we also know how to have fun and foster a collaborative and open culture. Colleagues often meet outside working hours to socialise. So, expect a fun, friendly and social environment.

Be part of something special

We’ll grow organically, so you can develop and learn while receiving the right amount of support from your line manager and colleagues. Plus, you’ll play an integral role in helping Zühlke become part of the local tech community. We take a holistic approach to development, so we’ll train and upskill you—to make the most of your talent and help you grow with Zühlke.

Your environment will mean you’ll never be short on inspiration. Porto is a city steeped in rich history, and home to a vibrant cultural scene. The city rests on hilltops, during summer months when the sun sets later, you can leave the office and head up to the top of the city to watch the sunset over the Atlantic.

Sounds like your ideal job? Why not find the perfect work-life balance in Porto? We’re hiring!

We can't wait to meet you and start developing Porto with you!

Contact person for Portugal

Predrag Poposki

Head of Cloud & Partner

Predrag Poposki is an experienced IT professional who has been with Zuhlke Engineering since 2015, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. As Head of Cloud Practice in Global Delivery Centers (GDC), Predrag is responsible for overseeing the delivery of cloud solutions to clients and ensuring that the team is operating at peak performance.

He is driven by a desire to make things better every day, both for his clients and the people on his team, who he is passionate about growing and developing.

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