New openings (March 2007)
We are actively hiring people, but not for jobs with rigid descriptions. Instead, we take it as our responsibility to find new business suited to capabilities and expertise of our employees in order to give them a secure job and good and interesting work. It may sound crazy, but it worked up to now, and pretty well for that, too.
Cosylab is not an ordinary company with bored employees, strange "lone-rider" boss and a strict hierarchy. It has some "rules" of cooperating between employees, written in a formal Business Manual, but in most cases, rules are made based on a mutual agreement between employees. A good old-fashion dialog is taking place in almost every decision that is made, also business decisions. Working for Cosylab is a good chance to discover genuine team-work, fair business relations and a great experience. It is an adventure!
We are aware that the real asset of value in a software and engineering company are its people, therefore we recruit only people of top quality into our team. And not only of technical quality, but also of personal and social integrity. If you are such a person or believe that you have the potential to become one, or just happen to know one - give us a call, send us an email, drop by. If you are good at something, chances are high that we’ll hire you.
Of course, one size does not fit all. The Cosylab culture is a particular one and attracts people of the same kind. If you like it, you’ll love it. If, however, you’re more after money, power, manipulation, job title, vanity, hypocrisy or politics, not necessarily in that order, there are plenty of other jobs worth bothering for. It doesn’t mean, of course, that we are free of those sentiments, it just means that we try to control them and don’t let them get into our relationships. Sometimes it’s not easy - we are humans after all. But it is rewarding when we sort out little misunderstandings before they get big and continue to work as a team and a family.
Work for Students and Summer Jobs
Many current employees of Cosylab have started out as part-time students at the team that preceded Cosylab and become loyal members to the cause of Cosylab. It is therefore our belief, supported with some experimental evidence, that students are the best population to recruit future members of Cosylab from.
Our company is constantly in a "flexible" mode. Our full or partially employed collaborators form only the backbone of Cosylab. A part of the developing process is done also by students of physics, electronics, computer science... all in all about twenty of them. And we are constantly looking for more. When we were students, we would have been grateful for any such opportunity. Now we want to give something back to the community that we came from.
Students with expertise in programming or electronics are given real jobs pretty soon. But also absolute beginners are welcome at Cosylab, as long as they show motivation and a will to learn. We give free programming courses and even enlist for a Web-based Java Academy with real tutors. Students who don’t like programming and burn their finger while soldering can work on integrating physics instruments into control systems, or participate in our test teams. Students of non-technical disciplines are welcome to work on our business processes - there is always a place for everybody.
If you decide to apply for any job posted, please mention that you saw the posting on my blog. Thank you!