Build the future of connectivity with Lattelecom

by Maria May 08, 2017

A not-so-traditional telco in a small country is looking for big international talent. Here’s why you should be paying attention.

Riga, Lattelecom’s home city, has the looks AND the personality. Image via Shutterstock

Have you ever been inspired by the words “telecommunications company”? You’re not alone — it’s not a phrase known for its ability to excite most people.

Turns out there’s plenty to get excited aboutI spoke to Zanda Šadre, Lattelecom’s Head of PR, and Lolita Livčāne, HR Partner, about a company that believes everything is possible.

In 1994, Disney released The Lion King. Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One World Championship. The tiny Baltic country of Latvia had been independent for four years, and Lattelecom was founded.

The world has come a long way since then, and so has Lattelecom. Today they’re a dynamic and innovative company on a mission to bridge the gap between technology and the individual. By investing in TV content, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, big data and much more, they’re making the future of connectivity happen right under our noses.

Lattelecom is adopting a startup mindset by deploying customer discovery and design thinking, building their own products, and pioneering business synergies with startups at an earlier stage than other telcos. With ambitions extending far beyond the borders of Latvia, the company is now starting a new wave of hiring to take their capabilities—and their reach—to the next level.

What does that mean? It means they’re ready to bring in international tech talent.

Global ambition calls for global skills, and so this Baltic communications giant is gearing up to welcome diverse tech talent from around the world and bring in knowledge that will keep their momentum going.

In cooperation with Jobbatical, Lattelecom is now looking to reach talented and driven developers — wherever they are in the world. The challenge ahead? Nothing less than building the future of communications.

Why would the world’s top techies want to move to Latvia?

Did you know that Latvia — a country with a population of just over 2 million — is a world leader in introducing broadband internet and one of the most successful examples of fiber rollout? Did you know that Latvia’s internet speeds are among Europe’s highest? That’s no accident — it’s the result of Lattelecom’s continued desire to lead and innovate.

With its unique combination of tradition and tech, Latvia is an ideal destination for anyone looking for new experiences and rewarding challenges. The startup scene is thriving, and Riga is known as one of the world’s free WiFi capitals.

In partnership with Lattelecom, Riga also hosts the Digital Freedom Festival — a technology, lifestyle and startup conference that brings together technology and startup entrepreneurs, experts, policymakers, investors and speakers from around the world.

Big things are happening in Latvia, and Lattelecom is right at the center of the action.

Consistently ranked among Latvia’s most desirable employers, Lattelecom has built a solid reputation as a stable company. And don’t worry—in this context, stable definitely doesn’t equal boring. Lattelecom knows how to keep up with the changes in the ever-evolving world of work. Their smart office Mettropole was the first of its kind the Baltics, noticeably increasing the company’s efficiency and blazing the trail for others.

A smart office for smart people. Photos courtesy of Lattelecom.

True to their startup spirit, Lattelecom likes to keep things flexible and challenging, nurturing innovative ideas in their internal incubator. People come from varied backgrounds — from startups and corporations alike — creating endless opportunities to combine different perspectives. Ideas thrive here, and so do the people who have them!

And while the organizational culture has so far been mostly Latvian, switching to a more diverse and international work environment is a challenge the company relishes. Latvia’s relatively high English penetration (particularly among the younger generations) allows for a smooth transition. Plus, the immense potential for cultural exchange is well worth venturing outside the company’s HR-comfort zone.

And to top it off, the company’s CEO and board members swap out their suits for hoodies on Fridays, so you know they’re not messing around.

Are you a skilled developer looking for new challenges and experiences? Do you want to bring some fresh perspectives and bright ideas to an industry-shaping team that’s not afraid to aim high? Take the plunge and bring your talented self to Lattelecom! Check out their open positions and apply here:

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