Born in the heart of Malaga, we at Nieve work on the mission to build the best workplace for software developers who seek to find a smooth work-life balance. The company is Spanish but we have our roots in the Nordics. Our CEO moved from Finland to start the company. Whereas I, Daniel Arroyo the CTO of Nieve, am of Spanish origin but started my professional career in a Finnish company (Nokia) and have startup experience from the Gold Coast of the US. Now we are working to create a positive cultural change in how software development business is done here.
Unfortunately, many local traditional software development companies are still struggling to build a culture that could support a sustainable working environment for various tech experts. Hierarchical organisational structures, micromanagement, mistrust and short-sighted people development are unfortunately typical characteristics of traditional technology companies. What typically goes wrong in these companies, is caring too little about employee development and being caught in the battle of managerial egos. That could easily take the cultural soul out of the company.
This is why we find meaningfulness in building a different and better career option for the local and international tech experts. We have equipped our Nordic roots to leverage them for good. Nieve represents Nordic values that support building premium software through more sustainable ways of working. At Nieve, people are valued for their independence, competences and ambitions.
We do not have room for micromanagement or unnecessary hierarchies. Our flat organisational structure enables transparency and increased freedom at work for individual experts. Simultaneously, people are expected to take greater responsibility for their work. Of course, freedom always comes with responsibility. The simple reason for taking this seriously is that agility cannot fully happen without independence and mandate to do things.
In addition, we are committed to building joint success in the long-term. We welcome our people to impact our growth journey, and common goals are reflected in talent growth and people development. After all, long-term success depends heavily on how happy our individual experts are, and how we can support them to renew their competences and upskill themselves.