Wondering whether there is a company out there which is better than your existing one? Want to know whether Maven Systems is the right place for you? Read on below where we’ve briefed out what you can expect at Maven along with what Maven expects out of its employees or rather its members. You can then surely decide for yourself.
Disclaimer: What you are going to read below is not a sales pitch. We do not want to “sell” our organization to you. We just want to explain what is expected from you at Maven and what you can expect in return. We believe in being open and frank with our team and expect them to make considered decision befitting the importance of their career.
There are certain privileges that you can take for granted at Maven – subject to the responsibilities that come along with them. Please weigh the cost-benefit to you (which differs from person to person) and proceed only if the benefits you see outweigh the costs that you will pay.
You will be respected “as a person” at Maven irrespective of whether you are genius or terrible in your deliverables. Accordingly, if you consider yourself to be extraordinary, that’s great! Just keep your “attitude” outside the door. Be prepared to treat everyone else with respect – be the person from development, support, marketing or management. This definitely does not mean that we do not measure performance – quite the opposite actually.
Everyone at Maven is measured based on the same yardstick – expected Vs delivered performance – in the job that you are performing. If you are confident of delivering great things and have the brains, perseverance and initiative to make it happen, you will be wildly successful. Your background, education, past experience will not be held against you nor will they help you (except at the time of interview). If on the other hand you fail to perform and do not show improvement even after repeated chances, you may be told – politely and compassionately – that Maven’s not the place for you. In short, please be certain that you deliver whatever you promise in the interview and subsequent performance reviews.
If you think that your work is different than your life, you might not fit in Maven. Every person spends more than half of his waking time working somewhere. For us, the work that we do is a source of joy, pride, feeling of triumph and of course money! If you do not love your work, are not emotionally involved in what you produce, and do not take pride in how well you do it, then Maven is not a place for you. In short, we believe that work is an integral part of life and like all other activities in life (such as self-education, entertainment, looking after your parents and children) work also needs to be prioritized with these other activities. This though does not mean that we expect everyone to work 14 hours a day.
Work hours and vacations
We expect you to work as long as it is needed and not because there are others who are putting in long hours. And we think that you are the best judge of the same. If your deadlines need you to work 16 hours for next two weeks, we are sure you will do so (though your PM will hear from us). If on the other hand, it is lean period and you do not have much work, we positively DO NOT want you to hang around. Instead, we would like you to go home and spend time with your loved ones. At Maven, everyone is encouraged to consume all their holidays. We hope that you would take at least two vacations (9 days each) every year. We encourage you to do so. At times we even force you to do so! All work and no play make Jack a dull boy and we want sharpness here.
Insatiable thirst for knowledge and skills is a huge asset at Maven. If you have the desire, we promise that you will get a chance to shoulder more responsibilities than your classmates working elsewhere. Maven will invest in infrastructure, guidance and mentoring to make you capable of handling more responsibilities at a young age. You will be trained in technical areas, managerial aspects and communication. If you want to change the area of work, you will have that opportunity. Your seniors are in a hurry to promote you so that you can fill their position and allow them to move one step up in the ladder. This is the way we keep at the leading edge of technology – with the help of our people.
Flexibility and freedom
Everyone should be unafraid to make mistakes. You will have freedom to experiment, take decisions, make mistakes and learn from those. We do not stop people from taking up audacious bets and work against unfavorable odds. We believe that unless some of your decisions are going wrong, you are not being aggressive enough. Only counter-balance that we expect is that you would learn from each success and failure; that you will learn from other’s experiences and not repeat the mistakes. There are thousands of ways of making new mistakes – so why waste time in repeating?
Appraisals and feedbacks
There is no place for complacency nor can we afford to rest on past laurels or achievements. So we believe in giving continuous feedbacks, formal and sometimes – not so formal. Transparency is maintained across all levels and functions. There is always a forum available where you can give and take feedbacks, voice your opinions, question, disagree, criticize and suggest improvements.
Compensation and benefits
Maven aims to pay at 80th percentile of the industry as fixed salary. Bonuses associated with performance of the organization, team and individual would be on top of the salary and can be wild. Project end deliveries and other events (successes and “good failures”) are celebrated with spot awards, parties, outings, trips and so on. Other benefits (PF, insurance, LTA, etc) are as per industry standard level.
If you want to know more about Maven, please look up LinkedIn. You will find many of the Mavenites on it. Feel free to send them a message and talk to them; ask them about Maven before you take a decision. Join a LinkedIn group named All-Mavens if you want to know the kind of articles we circulate in the group. It is a good indication of the kind of culture that we try to foster at Maven.
If you are excited after reading the above content, please do call us or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want more like minded people to join us. Let’s be successful together!
Embedded Software Engineer
Experience range: 0 to 2 years
Qualification: MCS, BE (computers/ ENTC), MCA
To develop embedded applications in the areas of automatic meter readings, smart grids, mesh algorithms, vehicle tracking, remote monitoring, PDA, using C on Linux, eCos etc.
Candidate will be responsible for design, development, debugging and optimization of various modules and complete system which will communicate with other PC / web applications over ZigBee, RF, WiFi, Power Line Communication, GPRS etc.
Desired Skills and Experience
- Must be experience in embedded software development.
- Must be proficient in C with excellent programming skills.
- Must have deep knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
- Good knowledge of Linux.
- Must be willing to work hard and learn continuously on the job.
Please send your updated resumes to email@example.com, mentioning the position you are applying for in the subject line.