We encourage creative and autonomous work and rely on you being accountable for your work and time. Failing and experimenting are one step towards excelling. What matters to us is that you stay curious, proactive and execution-driven while collaborating with the team.
We’re doing something right as we have 100% retention rate in our Engineering Team 🥳
We’re aware of our unconscious biases and strive to prioritize hiring and nurturing a diverse and inclusive team. We believe in the magic and power behind teams that represent different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences – that is what will set us up for success!
Our current main challenge is finding women developers and we now have a workforce focused on developing strategies that help us attract women to our team.
If we’ll be spending most of the day together, let’s make it fun!
We enjoy creating memories together – we surf, we have team off-sites, we barbecue and we are constantly discussing the quirks of living on this planet.
Check out our team video to have a glimpse of what it’s like to be a Valispacer.
We believe autonomy is key for us to do our best work. You’ll have a flexible schedule policy and hybrid work set-up for you to get the best out of your work and personal life.
Your health is what allows you to be at the top of your game – we provide health insurance so that you’re always covered. We’ve got your back!
Your work is a reflection of Valispace’s future. Every team member has the opportunity to join the upside of a fast growing company and to benefit from its success.
Your personal and professional growth is what drives Valispace forward. We encourage continuous learning by offering a generous educational budget and work days for you to focus on your professional growth.
We invest into making everyone feel connected as a team. You’ll experience team building activities, annual retreats, office team events and fun days during which we create fun memories together!
Although a fast-paced startup requires many hours of dedicated work, our most extraordinary achievements are the ones where with limited resources, we achieve high impact:
Wherever you can, try to achieve 80% of the result with 20% of the effort (following the Pareto Principle).
Standing on the shoulders of giants is the best way for a startup to succeed.
If they exist, we champion the re-use, adaptation and improvement of existing methods and tools over the invention of home-made “perfect” solutions.
We never stop being on the lookout for new and innovative solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.
We know that experimenting takes time, so we make room for it in our daily work.
Share your knowledge, plans and problems with those around you. You can expect help and guidance from your team and you will provide it to others.
A win for the team is worth much more than any individual win.
Honesty is the only way to long-term success:
Be honest to those who matter, including to your team, your customers and yourself.
Since we care for everyone on the team, we encourage giving and receiving feedback:
Praise in the open and criticize in a 1-on-1.
Feedback is embraced across all hierarchies and in all directions.
This is a fine line, but very important:
Critical thinking is necessary and desired, since it prevents us from running into the
So raise your concerns and alternative solutions.
However, once a decision has been taken embrace it as the current strategy and give
your best to make it work.
Valispace is more than a place where people interchange lifetime for salary:
We respect each other, welcome diversity and whenever we can, we accommodate
for people’s personal needs.
We work together as a team but also like to spend time together in non-work
Whenever making a trade between a mental burden on our users or us: choose us.
Always start with a Minimal Viable Product/Process (MVP) when making something
Only the feedback from users, customers, etc. will be able to tell us if we are on the
Make it nice and better when we know it is a good idea.
Listen to our users and make them happy.
When there is a conflict of interest between making the buyers/stakeholders or the
users happy, choose the users.
Only a great product that helps people solve their problems will lead to a sustainable
Roles and responsibilities ease our daily work.
However when the situation demands it, it is everyone’s responsibility to roll up their
sleeves and get things done.
To take important decisions: gather all relevant opinions, make a decision and bear the
Then share the result and your rationale, so that even if others don’t agree they get
Our team consists of human beings that are learning. They are our most valuable asset.
Guide them, share knowledge and experience, have an open ear and help them develop
personally and professionally.
We carefully review and respond to all applications we receive and are focused on matching candidates with the right position.
In the initial interview we want to get to know you and your background and understand if you could be our next team member.
This involves solving a challenge (online or offline) and/or an interview with a teammate qualified to assess your technical competencies.
This interview will be held by a random team member to understand how you fit with our team and the value you’ll add to our culture.
Hurray! We want you to join our team so we will share the offer details with you. You’ll have time to assess and, hopefully, join us soon!
We became the latest tech company in Portugal to be recognized
with the Great Place to Work Certification
100% of Valispace’s employees responded to the GPTW culture survey with 89% of them saying that the software company is an excellent place to work.
At Valispace, we’ve been implementing new frameworks and guidelines that meet the team and company needs, such as the Growth Framework, Hybrid Setup Handbook, and Leadership Acceleration Program.
We aim to provide the right tools for team members to achieve their goals by encouraging a culture of autonomy, creativity, and flexibility.
“It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture.
Earning this designation means that Valispace is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
– Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work.