Hi there and welcome to our Employee Stories Series! In this blog post, we're sharing some personal anecdotes with you to offer you a better understanding of our company's culture, beliefs, and goals. With this approach, you should be able to better comprehend the various roles inside our business, as well as their tasks, responsibilities, and motivations.
So, meet Florian, our Txture Sales Engineer and Partner Success Manager and have a look at our open positions on our Career Page.
We had a course at university where we investigated the potential challenges of transforming and modernizing IT landscapes in large organizations. The migration of IT to the cloud as the most outstanding IT transformation project in recent years was, of course, part of this discussion and my first conscious point of contact with this topic. Then I decided to go into more detail on the subject of tool support in cloud transformation in my master thesis. Matthias (CEO & Co-Founder of Txture), who was also working at the university these days, was my supervisor. After graduation, he then brought me to Txture.
I never really learned how to code professionally. I didn't get any further than a little Java programming and basic scripting. However, I have always been very technology savvy and interested in solving problems in everyday life or at work with any kind of tech. For example, I find it exciting to automate things to make something easier, more efficient, or just more comfortable. In this respect, I am happy to have found something with Txture in which this passion can also come into its own at work.
It's not that easy at all! My parents aren’t very into tech. I tell them that it is much more comfortable for them if they do not have to install their apps themselves but can simply consume them via the browser. Somebody has to provide that beforehand, and that provisioning of such services happens during the cloud transformation. Or I tell them that when they upload their files to Google Drive, it's a kind of cloud computing. Most of the time, this explanation works best :)
As I moved to Vienna a year ago, I am working full-time from home. This affects the daily work routine, yet there is no typical daily schedule. The daily routine depends a lot on whether many or a few projects with customers and partners are in the pipeline. However, there are a few things that are part of a typical work day: I usually start with a cup of coffee, answer my emails and new inquiries from our customers, partners, or colleagues. During the morning, we have a short meeting with the Sales Engineering Team every day. This is important (especially for those working from home) to make sure everyone stays up-to-date and knows what the others are currently working at, for coordination and cooperation and, last but not least, to stay in contact also on a personal level. If there are many of ongoing projects, we have several calls throughout the day with partners and customers where we analyze their situation and look for a solution to successfully drive their projects using our software. During these projects, we collect new input for developing our software products. This feedback must then be processed and passed on to the development team. In addition, as Sales Engineers at Txture, we take care of our tool documentation and are developing our certification program further to optimally train our partners & customers.
I’d say the most exciting part of my role is the collaboration with global partners in their projects. But also automating things can be satisfying, such as preparing a new training environment for our partners. When you see that things are getting easier and tasks that were previously quite cumbersome are then being carried autonomously, feels great.
In our "random" channel there is always something that amuses me. But the support channel can also be quite entertaining ;)