Hey @martinklepsch thanks
That’s great to hear. In Brazil Nubank is the only “big”-ish company doing clojure/clojurescript and very few small companies do clojure there.
We’re still settling in Berlin and in the very beginning (first months) we’ll probably look for people that have some knowledge in what we’re doing (we moved a part of the data infra team here, so we do some clojure + some spark/scala + etc). But we’re definitely hiring Juniors devs in the future (I’d guess we’ll start probably before july).
Since there is almost nobody doing clojure in Brazil we don’t mind hiring non-clojure devs. We usually look for people that are open to learn new stuff, part of our hiring process involve learning some clojure for instance. We also hired many junior devs in Sao Paulo and we’ll keep on doing that here. For instance Nubank is my first job and I was hired while still in college.
The office here (at least in the beginning) is an “engineer office” since it’s harder and harder to hire devs in Brazil (one of the reasons is that our hiring process is a bit hard). We looked at Berlin and saw that there is a functional programming community. Also, we talked with some people and got the impression that some people in the FP world didn’t find a company that they liked and was doing FP.
London is more expensive and I believe that the Brexit made people a bit uneasy with London. I’m really glad we came to Berlin, I enjoy Germany.