We are a challenging organisation with self-managed developers. We don’t have account managers or project managers; thus the entire team is responsible for successfully delivering projects to our clients. In small teams, we work on projects for our clients, both onsite at their location and from our own offices.
We develop custom-made software systems, primarily in system integration, big data projects and backend solutions. For decades now, we have been building software using Java and the Java ecosystem, more recently expanding to other JVM languages like Scala and Kotlin. However, we are not fixed to one specific tech stack; instead we are always aiming to offer the best solution to our customers' requirements.
Even if we are a startup in Belgium, we have an international community in the Netherlands and France to give us a back-up. We are active in the Open Source community; we have conference speakers, published book authors, etc.
In this role you will have a number of different responsibilities:
As a developer on a client project, you are typically the member of a team of other Lunatech developers and/or in-house client developers. The size of the team varies depending on the project, but is typically between 3-7 developers (usually including a Tech/Team Lead). In addition to the developers, the typical team also has one or more product-focussed members (Product Owner, Product Manager, etc.) that is embedded with the team or collaborates closely with the team.
We strongly value individual ownership and responsibility as we have an incredibly flat structure. This means that at the end of the day you and your team are responsible for a successful and quality delivery.
Most of our clients follow some form of Agile process, so as a developer you will typically help the more product- and business-focussed members with scoping and estimating units of work (usually “tickets”) that go into a project iteration (usually “sprints”). Then, during an iteration you will typically collaborate with the Team Lead and other team members to come up with solutions to address the requirements outlined in the tickets.
So a typical day might involve:
We do not have an HR director, all applications are evaluated by your future fellow colleagues with Jean-Pierre, our operations manager helping everyone.
1. We review your CV
Our technical team reviews your technical skills and see if you can move to the next step. If not, now is not the right time, we do not have a project that suit you or you do not have the technical level yet, and in this case we will keep in touch later :)
2. Getting to know each other
With a video call or at the office. The purpose is to understand why you applied, why we invited you, to introduce Lunatech and how we work. It is above all an opportunity to understand your background and projects, and to see if we'd be a match.
If not, now is not the right time, we do not have a project that suit you or you do not have the technical level yet, and in this case we will keep in touch later :)
3. Technical Assessment
We send you a small technical assessment to do, and we'll plan a review of your solution with you. You should be able to do the tasks within a few hours, which help us understand where you are at technically.
4. Technical Assessment Review
You meet one of our experts in the field that interests you, it is also an opportunity to help you do your self-assessment and know your level. During this review we understand how far advanced you are technically, and in terms of software architecture, how well you understand and master software tooling. You leave potentially having met your future technical manager and hopefully you learned a few tricks.
If we are not convinced by your technical explanation, now is not the right time, we do not have a project that suit you or you do not have the technical level yet, and in this case we will keep in touch later :)
5. Final interview
During this interview, we'll talk a bit more about you. In order to offer you a personalized course if you join Lunatech, you meet with a member one of our directors, as well as Lunatech HR person.
Finally, we'll discuss the employment conditions, and see if we can come to an agreement. We'll see more about you the person during this interview and your career wishes.
You'll leave with a vision of both the values we share but also the projects we propose.
6. And after?
Two possibilities are available to you:
The first: all the lights are green on both sides, in agreement with the technical department and the directors, we make you a proposal.
The second: now is not the right time, we keep in touch through our blog articles, our events and we will try again later!
To know more about Lunatech and our selection process check out our recruitment page .