Recruiting

Life at VSHN begins when you send in your application to work with us. This chapter will provide some insight into our hiring process, what you should expect from us, and what we expect from you.

We don’t consider applications from recruiters!

Application

It all begins when you fill the application form in our website.

You can provide a URL to your CV, website or online portfolio to help us get to know you better.

After you send your application, lots of things happen internally:

  • You should receive an acknowledgement of your application within 24 working hours.

  • We constantly filter out real applications from SPAM and recruiters.

  • We check your CV or portfolio, and we match it to the position you are applying to (if any).

  • Someone from the team will contact you for a first in-person conversation in our office in Zurich (preferred, or in a videocall).

First Contact

The person who will contact you will be interested in getting to know you better, through questions like these:

  • Do you live in Switzerland?

    • If not, would you be interested to relocate?

  • What position are you interested in? Why?

  • What are your core skills?

  • What are your passions?

  • What are your dreams?

  • Do you see yourself as a part of any of our current squads?

  • Et cetera…

The objective of this first contact is to know if you are a true VSHNary; that’s a person that shares the VSHN values, culture, and mission.

Answering Your Questions

You might have many questions too; please check the Reverse Interview page to get answers to the most common questions our candidates have asked us lately.

Second Meeting

If we’ve had a positive impression from you in the first contact, we will invite you to a second meeting in our offices. We will request for you to come around 10:00 AM, and after serving you a nice cup of coffee from our Italian espresso machine, you will get to meet and talk to many members of our squads in a series of two 30 minute long conversations.

At noon we will all have lunch together (we offer it, of course!), and you will have the possibility to mingle with other VSHNeers and learn more about us and our culture.

Be yourself! We don’t expect anything else from you.

If you are a candidate for a technical position, in the afternoon we will give you a small exercise to do. This task depends on the squad that fits most likely your skills, and it can be something like containerizing an application in Docker, deploying a simple application in OpenShift, setting up a simple CI/CD pipeline, or some DevOps-related task.

At the end of this second meeting, you will meet one of the founders of the company, who will explain you in detail the salary structure, benefits, conditions, and other details, and who will gladly provide an answer to any questions you might have.

Decision Process

With all the information gathered in the two meetings, we will discuss internally as a team, usually in the weekly team meeting and decide whether we see you as a VSHNeer.

If the feedback from our team is positive, the Management makes the final decision and we then send you an offer with all the required information! And in that case, we will be impatient to greet you on your first day with us!