26
May
2021

Uptime’s project manager/analyst explains her role: that’s what I actually do 

Almost every development team has several other members in addition to the developers themselves – team leaders, analysts, and project managers, who are also often called product owners, product managers, or project managers, depending on the company. In addition to that, in many teams, the roles of project manager and analyst are merged into one position – project manager/analyst. 

Just as the roles are named differently between companies, the specifics of the job can vary as well from team to team.  

Mirja, who works as a project manager/analyst at Uptime, shares how she spends her days and what are the specifics of her role. 

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13
May
2021

Uptime’s CTO: Want to become a software developer? Here’s how to start 

If you see that you could become a software developer – create new applications, develop automations or improve existing systems – then you need to acquire the necessary programming skills. 

Some people acquire these skills by trying to solve real problems and largely by trial and error, others like to focus on the theoretical foundations first and only then get their hands dirty. Both approaches are great for beginners and the right choice depends on the individual in question, so all you have to do is see what clicks.  

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05
May
2021

Uptime’s CEO: What does an IT firm need to offer, to attract and keep top talent? 

When it comes to the IT sector, there are almost always more open positions than there are people capable of filling them. This means that people looking for employment can look beyond just their salary when it comes to choosing a new company to work with; and pay greater attention to other values and benefits the employer can offer: excellent culture, opportunities for developmentinteresting and challenging projects, and so much more.  

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28
Apr
2021

What should you know about front-end development and how to pick the right development partner? 

For most customers, the front-end of a service, website, or even an invoice management system is the first thing they see and it’s the main factor that determines the usability of the solution. Although it’s up to the back-end to keep the entire system up and running, the façade is just as important from the point of view of the average user. 

As such, it’s crucial to pick the right developer or development partner when working on the front-end and to make sure that the person or company selected understands the ins-and-outs of a good front-end, knows the best practices, is experienced in building secure and resilient solutions, and knows what to look out for to ensure that the end-user has a seamless experience when using the final product.  

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22
Apr
2021

Uptime’s HR Manager: what to look out for during your video interview? 

Most companies have had video interviews as a part of their recruitment process for more than a year now, and it seems that they will continue to play a part in the business world even after the pandemic subsides. 

Uptime’s HR Manager Marge Peekman has conducted hundreds of video interviews over the past year and now shares some tips and tricks to make your interview as smooth as possible.

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