From the work environment to your career evolution, there is always something happening when you work as an engineer at Nalys. To make sure we give you the complete story, we’ve decided to create this
dedicated section that explains what a Nalys engineering job looks like. And to make it simple, we’ve designed it as a timeline, starting right after the contract signature and going on a 5-year period of time. Happy reading!
The Nalys adventure always begins with a special introduction day or D-Day, as we call it. (In fact, we think it starts even before with our specific recruitment process.) During this awesome first Day, each Nalys engineer spends a great time in one of our offices, following a special program. There, you will learn everything about us, from the basic admin process to how to shape your career. It is also the occasion to meet some of your new colleagues and to get a grasp of the Nalys culture during the traditional drink organised at the end of the day. We’ve decided to create this D-Day to make sure Nalys engineers know the company before going on his/her mission at the customer, and everyone loves it!
At Nalys we know that engineers learn a lot by interacting often with professionals sharing their expertise. And one of the main advantages of consulting over industry is that we can create entire departments focused on one single expertise (instead of a multi-disciplinary teams). And this is exactly what we are doing with our technical cells. A Nalys cell is an autonomous team focused on one technology. Each cell has its own technical management and its own development path. For engineers, it guarantees an efficient work environment that eases the sharing of best practices. Our technical cells are also organising courses, coaching sessions, keynotes and other technical events on a regular basis. And last but not least, those compact and agile structures give the availability to motivated people to be an active member of the cell development though many projects, linked to their career evolution path. Exciting!
You’ve just read it, we offer a unique work environment for our engineer. But let us present you in detail the key people of this ecosystem. You will be followed by a Nalys Career Manager (NCM). Together, you will build a career plan and make sure that it is well supported. On a more regular basis, you will interact with your Nalys Project Manager (NPM) for all matters related to your mission at customers. On site, a Nalys Account Delivery Manager (ADM) will welcome you and help you with all the customer-related topics such as technical meetings or project review. Within your technical cell, the Cell Technical Manager (CTM) will make sure that you benefit from all the support to perform in your project and develops your skills. And the other members of your cell will become precious allies when it comes to technical coaching and best practice sharing. A hell of a team just for you ;)
On a day-to-day basis, you will be working on a mission with one of our customer (most of the time onsite). In addition to the different mission types that we provide to them (you can read more about our services here), we do a lot to make sure that your mission is going well. Every 3 months, we organise a project review meeting gathering you, your customers, your Project Manager and your Account Delivery Manager. During those meetings, we talk about the project performance and we make sure that everything is OK for everyone. Following those discussions, we often organise coaching or training sessions or action-plan such as bringing a Nalys support officer to help you on the project. This process will allow you to share your feedback and to make sure that the job suits you!
As we gather many talented and passionate engineers, we know that great people seek great recognition. And we mean to do so. Nalys is a place where motivation and hard work always come with a reward. On the long term, your career evolution will benefit from your hard work, but we make sure that it starts as soon as possible. Our benefit plan includes extra-rewards for side projects or for people who perform well during their mission and bring added value to Nalys. We also offer a clear training policy with project and career related trainings. And to make sure that our process is fair, it is implemented using performance monitoring under the supervision of TED (standing for Talent Engagement and Development), our super HR office.
In addition to all the exciting adventures that you will experience during your project, you will be a part of the Nalys family. And believe me, it means a lot! You will have the possibility to take part in regular after-works, a yearly Christmas Gala, community meetings, sport events and many other cool activities. Our Brussels headquarter is a good example of the Nalys culture and its concrete applications. At the heart of the European capital, this awesome place has been designed like a complete campus with trainings rooms, a tech. lab, a knowledge centre, a coffee corner and even a playground hosting regular tennis table competitions. Everything has been thought for our engineers and to guarantee a good work atmosphere.
Career evolution is one of the main priorities for our engineer. Why? Because when you grow within Nalys, it benefits the whole company. And we know by experience that engineers who get the most satisfaction from their job are the most valuable for our customer. As a Nalys engineer you will have 1 career review and 1 annual review per year. During those meetings, we cover a lot of topics: issues, success, evolution trainings… But the main purpose is to make sure that the 5-years career plan that we’ve built together is on the good track. After every review, we take a concrete action plan for the next 6 months. If you know where you want to go with your career, this system will allow you to be there without waiting 10 years!
In addition to the career follow-up which is mainly focused on the performance during projects, we offer a complementary evolution grid linked to 4 Nalys career paths. Thanks to this unique system in the technology industry, we can propose you to get specialised in a short amount of time. A good occasion to give a real twist to your career toward functions that are usually accessible after years of experiences. Our 4 specialisations are: technical expertise, technical coaching, people management and project management. For each one of them, a specific evolution plan is agreed upon, giving you access to specific projects, new responsibilities and associated rewards. Thanks to this career system, you (as a Nalys engineer) can become an active part of the company development. But most importantly, you will gain new skills and design a unique job that really looks like you.
A Nalys engineer works on average 1,5 year per project. We think this is the perfect amount of time to learn skills and implement them in a new environment. But it also gives you the flexibility to discover many companies, products and technologies on a relatively short period of time. During your long career with us, you may have time between two missions with no project allocated yet. This special moment is what we like to call the VIP period (VIP standing for Valuable Internal Projects). As a Nalys VIP, you will have time to work on your personal development and to participate to Nalys projects. Training on new skills, white paper or training creation, technical event organisation, coaching session for other projects or internal project development (yes, we are building robot at the office…). The list of activities is long and exciting!