You work at LORENZ as a Requirements & Quality Control Engineer. What is your everyday working life like?
I work with our web team with a primary focus on our docuBridge and webAccess solutions. In concrete terms, I define the requirements for our webAccess front end, and make sure that the developed features meet our own quality standards. So I work directly with the product owners and developers. Thanks to our agile methods, we can be sure that nothing falls between the cracks.
How would you describe LORENZ in three words?
Family-like, dynamic and caring.
What do you particularly like about working at LORENZ Life Sciences Group?
The fact that I'm given the freedom to work independently – and from time to time even get the chance to take on tasks that are completely outside my job description. Thanks to this, and thanks to the strong spirit of collaboration with co-workers, it's easy for me to develop and implement new ideas.
What exactly does it mean to be working in the Automator Solutions Team?
In the Automator Solutions Team, we automate business processes in regulatory operations. Our solutions function as an interface between LORENZ products and the customer's system environment. In our projects, we work closely with the business as well as the IT specialists at our customers. This gives us an interesting insights into our customers' business processes, and the daily challenges they face, which in turn enables us to develop the optimal solution for them.
The projects we work on are widely varied, and so are the roles we play in them. As Solution Engineers, we are involved in every phase of the project, from the requirements engineering to the solution's roll-out.
You've been part of the LORENZ family since 2015. What have been your major career steps up to now?
I started as a Solution Engineer in the Automator Solutions Team in September 2015. In mid-2019, I took on the role of Product Owner, and finally became the Team Lead in September 2019.
Family-managed company. What does that term mean to you?
At LORENZ I feel appreciated as an individual. Many times, I have experienced how the company and my colleagues deal with personal situations flexibly and with great sensitivity.
You've been part of the LORENZ family for a few years now. What has your development path been during that time?
While studying for my degree, I attended a seminar given by the then Head of Development of LORENZ. Out of that arose a collaboration on my Master's thesis, and since then I've basically just stuck around. After starting as a Quality Control Engineer in test automation, I then went for my Scrum Master in order to qualify for Development Manager. Since 2019, I've been responsible for all product development teams at LORENZ as the Head of Release Management.
Even now, after 10 years working here at LORENZ, I still just love the whole package, in terms of colleagues, the high level of flexibility – and the real potential to make a difference in the company with my own ideas and innovations. It just feels right.
How would you describe a typical working day?
You've been part of the Marketing team since August 2019. At the time, what made you go for LORENZ?
I was attracted by a city that was rich in culture, and more specifically by an innovative company made up of international teams with exciting products. You also have the freedom to plan your work from home, and to balance your personal and work time. With its international teams, LORENZ has diversity and character, yet also has the flexibility of a modern small company.
What advice would you give someone who would like to apply to LORENZ?
Give us a sense of confidence that you could fit into our team quickly, and also be clear about your requirements and expectations. Show that you're a team player and that you really want to join us. Then get ready for the variety of challenging tasks ahead!
Eintracht, Appelwoi, Grüne Soße... What else does Frankfurt offer?
Frankfurt is a multi-cultural, convenient, and beautiful European metropolis. It also has the most beautiful summer in Germany. You can go for a Japanese ramen with your colleagues after work and then go to the market for a beer. There's also a lot of natural beauty in the surroundings with the Main River and the Taunus hills.
How long have you been working with the LORENZ Life Sciences Group?
I joined LORENZ in December 2015 as Head of Support. Through all the ups and downs since then, I've never really looked back.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
That would definitely have to be my amazing team and great, helpful colleagues. We're a big family here at LORENZ. I also love helping and supporting people, whether they're customers or colleagues. Besides that, my job is extremely varied. No day is like any other. Every day brings new surprises and challenges.
In your opinion, what distinguishes the LORENZ Life Sciences Group?
Well, many things actually. First there's the family atmosphere, the general willingness to help – even across departments, an open-door policy that is actually lived, and the openness for new ideas. Then you also have the flat hierarchy, and the short decision-making processes.