Why have you chosen Systematic?
”The most important thing for me is the developer culture that exists in Systematic. In Systematic, we not only talk about IT, we design, develop, and deliver. We sell high-technological outputs, and the culture in regards to that is essential to me. Furthermore, the size of Systematic is ideal to me. We are big enough to be strong, however, we are not bigger than every customer matters to us. That is one of the pillars of our success.”
Name: Morten Klarner Sams
Position: Senior Architect
Age: 44 years old
Background/education: Master in Information Science, Aarhus University
Spare time: Cooking and playing guitar
Joined Systematic in: June 2016
Describe what you do in your job?
”My job deals with delivering IT-technology for the right processes. It is a domain independent discipline. We familiarize ourselves with the concrete domain of our customer and maintain the IT-central knowledge. That is my job as an architect. I need to identify the needs of our customer and communicate that to all the developers, project managers and so on. That is the operational part of my job. The second part of my job is regarding tenders. I have to represent the company and explain customers why they should choose us. To me, my job is divided in two.”
How would you describe Systematic as a workplace?
”Very competent colleagues. My colleagues are very competent, and they protect our culture as well as they are aware of maintaining it. That is the reason why I have settled in so fast. The whole company sparkles of a strong culture, and that is important, especially, when we experience vast growth. The culture needs to live in a company, and that is the case in Systematic.”
How would you describe the career opportunities at Systematic?
"Our career opportunities are extensive given that we have numerous of domains. Furthermore, we work with both products and projects, and you can choose yourself what to work with. I have done both, and I think it is a great idea to have this interplay between working with products and projects. In Systematic, it is accepted, even appreciated, that you move between the different domains or between products and projects."
What motivates you in your daily work?
”Freedom with responsibility is most important to me. It enables innovation. Moreover, the exchange of ideas and creativity are essential as well. Business-as-usual is not present here. We acknowledge that every situation is unique, and we adopt to those changes every time.”
What are the most important tools in your job?
”We have some solid processes that determine how we work, and they provide us with the necessary freedom in order to be agile. Some things I do not need to think of, I just do it. I see our processes as a spine that enables everything else. It is the reason why we can be creative and show the customer that we adapt to changes. I think it is great that we have a common way of doing things throughout our projects as it creates a common language.”
What are the greatest challenges in your job?
”It might be a challenge sometimes to prioritise the many tasks you have in Systematic. However, I see it more as a luxury problem: that people involve you in many things. In Systematic, people welcome you to be involved and participate in many things, and therefore it is important to make the right prioritisations. For this matter, our size is, once again, essential as it enables us to make the right prioritisations. Our CEO is just around the corner, so it is easy for us to get an answer to what gives most value in Systematic."
What advice would you give to new colleagues who just started at Systematic?
”I believe it is important that you have the courage to come forward. Our culture of listening, having constructive discussions, and giving constructive critique is significant, and is it important that you are not afraid to do the same. This is how networks are being established beyond the formal ones. No matter, if you are extrovert or introvert, you have to come forward, but people are more than willing to help you do that. Things do not have the same value, if they remain in a person’s head.”