Author: Ashay Vinod Ilame
Greetings everyone! I’ve recently joined Apisero as a Senior Software Engineer and have loved being a part of this vibrant and diverse culture. Over the last few weeks, many of my friends have asked about Apisero, so I thought it would be a great idea to write about my journey so far.
Let’s start with a brief introduction to Apisero.
The name ‘Apisero’ is a combination of two words: ‘API’ and ‘sero.’ ‘API’ references an Application Programming Interface: a software design pattern for communications between different systems. ‘SERO’ is derived from the Latin word serum which means to hold together. Essentially, Apisero specializes in delivering complete digital integration solutions to its customers.
If you’re currently in the midst of a career switch or eyeing a new and exciting journey, you’re probably asking, “Why should I choose Apisero?”. With a booming job market and many organizations looking to scale, it can be hard to pinpoint what makes a potential employer unique in a sea of possibilities.
Below are some of the reasons that stood out to me when interviewing at Apisero:
Previously, I have worked in established MNCs (multinational corporations) and in an early-stage startup. One offers financial and career stability, while the other provides speed, agility, and the freedom to try new things. In an MNC, the scope of your work is typically very narrow. On the other hand, in a startup, you’ll most likely need to juggle between different roles as the business scales. Since Apisero is a mid-sized organization, I believe one gets the benefits of both: upward mobility and financial stability, but also the opportunity to experience and contribute to exciting stakeholder initiatives.
Working for a product-based or service-based company? In my experience, I find my job’s meaning by knowing and experiencing firsthand the people who my work will impact. As a Developer at a large product-based company, your ability to interact one to one with the customer – and better understand their pain points and future goals – is limited. In contrast, a consulting company like Apisero provides you with an opportunity to directly interact with the client and their team along this new tech journey.
I like this quote by Naval Ravikant,
“Learn to Sell, Learn to Build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.”
And now, I think I’m one step closer by working here.
If you’re like me, you’re curious to learn about different industries and technologies. One of the best parts about working at Apisero is that I’m not siloed to one domain. As a Salesforce, MuleSoft, Snowflake, and Tableau partner, Apisero’s specializations allow me to train, work, and engage with different projects and tech stacks; fueling my professional development while also sparking my interest in new and emerging tools. I’m provided the opportunity to better familiarize myself with various industries and organizations of all sizes as we build tailored solutions that meet the needs of their business today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
Another benefit? After joining Apisero, you are immediately enrolled into a comprehensive internal training program that enables you to tackle and get hands-on with the technology that you’ll be working with.
For me, this has been quite a cherished experience. The trainers are incredibly friendly and passionate about the topics they are teaching. Apisero’s Learning and Development team have done a fantastic job of understanding our needs as developers and catering to them. The training is structured quite well to accommodate self-study days in between the continuous learning sessions. Also, the interaction with the batchmates, even in a remote setting, is productive and exciting. Meanwhile, the internal cultural events and activities led by the HR and Marketing teams bring an incredible balance of fun and creativity alongside your work. These events are the highlight of each quarter and allow our global teams to connect with each other, strengthen social bonds, and explore our creative side.
What I love the most about Apisero, though, is the culture. Apisero truly prioritizes the wellness of their employees and embodies what it means to be “people-first”.
As Albus Dumbledore said in the Deathly Hallows,
“Help will always be given at Hogwarts, Harry, to those who ask for it.”
The culture here is the same. Apisero is open, transparent, and embraces individuality and team innovation. You’ll always feel rewarded and recognized, and with an unlimited vacation policy, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and unwind.
Since my tenure, each day I see that new employees are being onboarded; the hiring team working around the clock to attract top talent. In August alone, we welcomed over 300+ new Apiseroans to the team!
Hopefully by now, I’ve painted a decent picture for you as to why Apisero is a great place to work. I look forward to seeing how I can contribute to Apisero’s phenomenal success story and grow alongside this rocketship. If you’d like to join me at Apisero, head over to www.apisero.com/careers and apply for one of our open positions – you’ll be glad you did!