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Cloudreach Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’ve always done things differently. Across our outcome-driven consulting and managed services, it’s our software, our application focus and our cloud culture that makes the difference. We elevate technology and ... Read more

Mission: We elevate technology and people so you can reach new heights.

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  • Cloudreach continues to grow and evolve and our new brand reflects our scale, our expertise, and our broadening solutions offering.

    As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’ve always done things differently. Across our outcome-driven consulting and managed services, it’s our software, our application focus and our cloud culture that makes the difference.

    #elevateyourfuture.

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Cloudreach – Why Work For Us?


As the leading cloud solutions provider, we’re on a mission to elevate technology and people so you can reach new heights. 


A 2009 start-up
Starting with a bright idea in a London pub, we have empowered some of the largest and best-known enterprises in the world to realise the benefits of the cloud.


Growing global reach
Headquartered in London with 19 offices in 9 countries, Cloudreach has coverage and diversity across Europe and North America, plus a growing presence in India.


Original partners
We have long-term partnerships with the world's leading public cloud providers AWS, Microsoft and Google.


Our cloudy culture

Elevating our culture to fuel the future 

The fast-paced, agile approach that has enabled our growth. The warm, collaborative atmosphere that has seen us welcome new teams and multiply each other’s impact. The inclusivity and respect that allows people with deep experience and expertise to thrive as individuals and come together to make things happen. 

We know how important it is to reflect and retain the core elements of the amazing culture that got us here. We have an inspiring mission to fuel our future: We elevate technology and people, so you can reach new heights. 

To honour our incredible track record of innovation. To fully maximize the amazing opportunities ahead. To continue as the global leaders in cloud technology. We must harness our culture to fuel the future. We have bold but achievable goals. We aim to be the category leader for software-enabled services, supporting cloud adoption in all sectors across the globe. 

To achieve this, we must bring our culture to life for our customers, our partners and ourselves every day. And that means each and every one of us is a champion for the unique Cloudreach culture. 

Together, we keep it Cloudy.



More than just a great job


Our Cloudy Culture

We’re a team of diverse and individual Cloudy characters. We believe that celebrating diversity leads to better decision making, improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation.

We react, learn and constantly improve our perspective and skills.

We embrace all the tools and technologies that help us progress, and listen to all the voices along the way.

We look towards a world made better by technology. Where others might see problems, we see the change that can happen.


The Cloudy Deal

Becoming a Cloudreacher gives you much more than a job title. We reward your skills and expertise by delivering value back, through TheCloudy Deal:

  • Compensation & Wellbeing: We base your total compensation on the skills, knowledge and behaviors you bring to Cloudreach and aspire to provide flexible benefits, enabling you to achieve a work-life balance that helps you thrive.
  • High Impact: We want you to make a personal impact: delivering results that help grow the business and make a difference to our customers, your colleagues and your community. Job satisfaction at its best.

  • Career Development: You'll find constant opportunities to take on new roles and grow with Cloudreach, as well as training, coaching, and continuous feedback to boost your expertise and give you career-enhancing skills.

  • Culture & Engagement: We have a dynamic and inclusive working environment built for collaboration, flexibility, openness – and fun, with managers who listen, engage and empower your actions.

The Experience

  • Recharging your batteries: When you need time to recharge, our uncapped holiday allowance will do the trick.

  • Feeding your mind: Expand your mind through our excellent learning platforms and become a fully-fledged Cloudreacher before you know it.

  • Taking care of your body: We help take care of your body through our health and wellness programmes, and sustain you throughout the day with snacks and drinks from our well-stocked kitchens.

  • Lifting your spirit: Our dynamic workspaces are designed to accommodate individual working styles, complete with pool tables and beanbags for more playful moments.

  • Giving you flexibility: You’ll feel immediately plugged in with a brand new Macbook and smartphone for the office and beyond, helping you work where and how you want.

  • Connecting you: Our regular Cloudy Lunches bring everyone together to bond over a plate – or two – of free food

In this Face In The Cloud, we catch up with Genta Roko from our Munich office. Genta tells us about her new role as a Cloud Data Engineer, shares some advice for aspiring data engineers and tells us why she has established the ‘Women In IT’ Munich Meetup group.

Hi Genta! Tell us a bit about a typical day in the life of a Cloud Data Engineer at Cloudreach.

As a Cloud Data Engineer, I work on projects focused on building the infrastructure to collect and store data on a cloud platform. I also design and build data processing pipelines, data analytics, and visualizations.

I also work on projects focused on building and combining a variety of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence tools for sentiment analysis, recommendation engines, image and language processing etc.

It wasn’t so long ago that you told us about your life as a Cloud Systems Engineer. What was it like changing roles and what inspired you to focus on Data?

I always had an interest in data. After two years of working in general cloud infrastructure projects and exploring different areas like CI/CD, Containers, Governance etc., I decided to specialize and focus on Big Data projects. From my experience, I have noticed that this is where the companies are facing more challenges, but also where they get the most vale value. They rely on the immense information gathered to draw some insight and make real-time intelligent automated decisions.

What role does Data Engineering play when it comes to Cloud?

Data Engineering is more focused on building the components/services/environment for a data pipeline in the cloud starting from data collection or ingestion (transactional, batch data, realtime data, events from IoT devices), processing the data (aggregation, ETL etc) and data analysis (querying, data science, ML algorithms etc.), and visualization (graphs, maps).

We see you’re organizing a Women in IT Meetup in Munich. Very exciting! Tell us more about this group, its types of events, and your hopes for the Women in IT community.

Yes, I recently created a group on the meetup.com platform. That was not really planned. Some time ago we organized a python workshop in London. The event was very successful and a lot of participants were asking about the date of the next event. So I thought of organizing something similar in Munich. I looked for groups with whom to collaborate but there was no response. It seemed like the community in Munich was not that active even though I am seeing that there are a lot of women interested in IT related topics. That is how I decided to open my own group, to bring Women in IT together and help them grow in whatever career path they want to follow in the IT world. I really believe that anyone who is curious and willing to learn can achieve a lot. I hope that they can get the right guidance with these events.

The first event organized was really good and I hope we will repeat it very soon, but also cover some other hot topics today like Big Data in the Cloud etc. 

Where can our readers stay up to date on upcoming Meetups?

Keep an eye on the meetup group Women in IT Munich and Tech Women London

How would you describe life in the Munich office?

The Munich office is my base office and it is where I feel at home.  I think it is the perfect size. It has a lot of space and a lot of people to talk to, learn so much from and maybe find shared interests and hobbies. However, it still keeps that ‘family’ feeling even though it continues to grow. It is quite central and very comfortable to work there. 

Any advice to someone looking to pursue a career in Data Engineering?

I would say, start with simple things. There is a lot of material and complete projects online nowadays and it is really easy to get started (Check Kaggle). If you have done data analytics and want to know how to use the Cloud for more powerful queries, there are some really good courses online for Cloud 101. If you are familiar with Cloud but want to focus more on data, then get a sample data source and start doing some exploration and simple queries using the language that is most familiar to you like Python, R, PySpark. You can pick a topic you like and have fun.  Also, I find meetup events and workshops very helpful to get more concrete suggestions about technologies and gain some inspiration. Basically Just Do IT!

Thanks Genta!

Headquartered in London with 19 offices in 9 countries, Cloudreach has coverage and diversity across Europe and North America, plus a growing presence in India. 

We have great locations in EMEA with high growth teams, all the cultural benefits of a startup and the backing of an established company


Amsterdam
Cloudreach B.V. Herengracht 141
1015 BH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Berlin
Cloudreach GmbH
Mindspace
Krausenstraße 9
Berlin-Mitte 10117


Cologne
Cloudreach GmbH
Tunisstraße 19-23
50667 Köln Germany


Edinburgh
Cloudreach Europe Ltd
The Tun
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8PJ United Kingdom


London
Cloudreach Europe Ltd
Saffron House 6 – 10 Kirby Street
London EC1N 8TS 


Munich
Cloudreach GmbH
Landsberger Str. 300
80687 München Germany


Paris
Cloudreach SAS
10 Rue Treilhard
75008 Paris France 


Pune
Cloudreach Technologies India Pvt Ltd
9th Floor - Pride Gateway
(Opp. Sygenta – Above Croma & Baner)
Pune – 411045


Stockholm


Zurich
Regus
Stauffacher
Angaben zum Business Center
Badenerstrasse 47
Zurich CH­8004

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    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    People are passionate, intelligent and easy to work with
    Working in an interesting field that is impacting the industry as a whole
    Growing like crazy with opportunities for growth into lead positions
    Open communication from leadership team
    Fast paced environment with the flexibility - get your work done and you won't be micromanaged

    Cons

    Growing pains are a real thing, but worth it if you want to be a part of a company that is gaining competitive advantage and breaking through tech barriers. No company is perfect but at least here they're working to alleviate the pains.

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    I had a very quick chat on the phone with the internal recruiter. From then on, it was downhill. I was asked to complete a case study, which I expected, but it came with a very passive-aggressive "warning" that if I didn't spend at least two hours on it, I wouldn't get the role. I completed and returned it and a week later received a rejection. Following this, I received an email telling me there had been a mistake and they wanted to interview me. After sending my availability, I was sent a calendar invitation for a Google Hangouts chat which was immediately cancelled because the person interviewing me was on holiday. I then waited over a week for an update, and when a second interview was arranged, they failed to send me a calendar invitation. 30 minutes before the interview I still had no invitation and so withdrew my application.

    The whole process was poorly organised.

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Cloudreach Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For (Small)(#1), The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Best Leadership, The Sunday Times (UK), 2013
  • Top Company To Work For in the UK, IT Job Board, 2014
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2016
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, The Sunday Times (UK), 2015
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