Yes! EndGame has a self-driven, organisationally aligned, quest for mastery. As fancy as that sounds, it means we believe that autonomy in learning that is useful to the company leads to genuine engagement with our work. Everyone benefits.
We do our best to keep an environment that allows our interests and aptitudes to flourish with five intertwining learning pathways:
- Organic, self-directed learning objectives with associated measurable results
- Pre-emptive, just in time learning for new technologies and practices
- Formalised external courses and conferences for targeted improvement
- In house peer groups called Communities of Practice
It is expected that anyone receiving training will teach others. There is no better way to embed learning than by teaching. This may be done through a Friday lunch talk, a TEG talk, huddles or ad-hoc discussions.
Our bread and butter is Azure, C# and React, but we have a sprinkling of products using TypeScript and MongoDB. We mostly love Docker and have a huge appreciation for IaC with Terraform.
We do our best to embody the mindset of agility across the entire company and are learning to view life through the lens of complexity theory. Practically this means we are open to experiments to try continuous improvement ideas. The most obvious thing to see though is that our development cycles are built on a combination of scrum and Kanban, with a bit of nuance from lean.
The sort of people you wish were your colleagues!
Seriously, to quote Joel Spolksy - “smart and gets things done” is a description apt for any EndGamer. We have a tribe who walk the balance beam of pursuing technical excellence while focusing on delivering value to our customers quickly - alongside being kind and helpful. People who thrive here tend to love solving hard problems with useful, practical, pragmatic solutions, in combination with other people.