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Organization

Mission and values

Our mission is simply stated, but harder to achieve: ­ “To make organizations better at building, maintaining, and running complex software systems”. Even as we pursue this mission, we make sure not to lose sight of our core values:

Responsibility

  • Setting and changing priorities as the situation demands.
  • Able and committed to taking tasks to completion, yet knowing when to ask for help.
  • Willingly taking our share of the less fun/glamorous work.
  • Openly providing timely status of our work to raise awareness.

Motivation

  • Actively collaborating with others towards achieving our mission, even at the cost of losing some personal productivity.
  • Learning and trying new things, even outside of our specialty.
  • Improving ourselves and helping others improve, by providing and soliciting feedback.
  • Supporting our colleagues by reminding each other of our strengths and celebrating contributions.

Maturity

  • Giving the benefit of the doubt; assuming that everyone (customers, co-workers, and partners) has the best intentions with their actions.
  • Being respectful to everyone.
  • Communicating thoughts and feelings articulately, honestly and timely, both online and offline, especially when we disagree.
  • Approaching change with an open attitude of learning and patience.

Our structure

Several years ago, we moved to a new and very different type of organizational structure. We feel this structure helps us to avoid silos, facilitates working across time zones, and better supports our mission and values.

In today's fast-moving world, it's difficult to find a place of work where you truly feel valued. At Particular, I was finally able to find that place - a place where I can make an impact in challenging technical, as well as non-technical, activities. With the guidance of our core values, continuous learning, and our organizational principles as a compass for decision-making, I feel I can do my best work every day. Daniel - Switzerland - Solution Architect
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