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Diversity isn't just a statement at Meshcapade,it sits at the core of the company.
We believe in the diversity of thought because we appreciate that this makes us stronger. Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone who can offer their unique experience to our collective achievements.
Working at Meshcapade
Meshcapade is a woman-led, award-winning, tech startup based in the picturesque university town of Tübingen, Germany, located in the heart of Cyber Valley, Europe’s largest AI ecosystem. We are surrounded by nature with plentiful cultural and outdoor activities.
We are a team of passionate creators from a variety of backgrounds, seeking to change how people generate, think about, and make use of digital human avatars. We are a diverse team and believe in creating and promoting a strong culture of inclusivity in the workplace. While our main office is in Tübingen, we support home-office and remote workers in every way. We make it easy for our team members to feel welcome and included, regardless of whether they are working from the office or remotely. We seek out and work with the best talent where ever they may be!
We especially encourage women and people from under-represented communities to join our team. We are dedicated to developing a vibrant and engaging team that grows with us and we encourage diversity, community and career development while embracing the differences we all bring to the table.Rabe!, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Everyone on the team is the best at what they do – you know it and we know it. We strive for a culture of respect, trust and inclusivity for everyone on the team, and keep improving it. Our values extend to how we approach every project and customer.
1. Trust & Respect
Trust and respect together will help us create a cohesive and friendly work environment. Being a small team, we also recognize that everyone is a leader. Some of us will lead many tasks, some will lead whole projects.
- Always be nice. Respectful communication and behaviour towards each other supersedes all other values.
- Trust each other to make the right decision about individual tasks in a project. If you are working together with others, listen to each other and build the project together.
- Leaders of a project will always have strong opinions. Their experience grants their POV a higher standing in any project decisions. BUT, remember to never shut down team members’ ideas without clear reasoning.
- Listen attentively. Give honest and fair feedback. Always seek to share constructive criticism.
- Share in each other’s wins and failures. Give credit where credit is due and take responsibility when we mess up.
Communication is key to everything.
- If you have ideas, feel empowered to share them.
- Stuck on a task or delivery? Tell your team members. Ask for help.
- A team member is stuck on a task? Offer help or support.
- Never leave a team member or a customer hanging, waiting for an acknowledgement or an update from you. Always communicate. We’ll figure it out together.
- Cultures and languages are important differences that need to be respected, and can lead to confusion in communication. Be aware and be careful to respect these.
‘Remote first’ means we are capable & properly enabled to self-direct our work.
- Self-organize based on company and team priorities
- Feel empowered to take on new responsibilities
- Feel empowered to find ways to unblock yourself if you are being blocked by anyone or anything. When in doubt about this, follow #1 be respectful & #2 communicate your concerns.
4. Professional Growth
One of the best things about working at a startup is that everyone can do many things.
One of the worst things about working at a startup is that everyone can do many things.
Everyone on the team is an expert at something(s). When working at a startup it is important for us all to recognize that everyone who is working with us is here to be more.
- Be curious. Find new & better ways to solve problems and simplify solutions.
- If you think that certain tasks or projects help you play better to your strengths, talk to the team or project owner about it.
- Build each other up. Recognize your team members’ core strengths and skills. Where possible, include them in tasks that play well to their strengths.
We often find ourselves in a conflict between speed and perfection. There is risk in launching products and features. Calculated risk taking is extremely valuable at our stage.
- Speed is always high priority. Test new features or products rigorously for the truly “minimal” MVP but do not delay just to achieve perfection.
- Customers want the solutions we are building. If we don’t launch, someone else surely will. Launch today. We can always update tomorrow.
6. Don’t overpromise
Everyone is focused on solving problems, regardless of the task.
Engineers are empowered to solve problems rather than assigned tasks.
More nuance to speed:
- Planning and thinking things through pays long term dividends.