Since 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM) has leveraged its software engineering expertise to become a leading global product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. Through its ‘Engineering DNA’ and innovative strategy, consulting, and design capabilities, EPAM works in collaboration with its customers to deliver next-gen solutions that turn complex business challenges into real business outcomes. EPAM’s global teams serve customers in more than 35 countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a recognized market leader in multiple categories among top global independent research agencies, EPAM was one of only four technology companies to appear on Forbes 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies list every year of publication since 2013 and ranked as the top IT services company on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list in 2019 and 2020. Learn more at www.epam.com.
Team members focus on code that behaves as users would expect. During the software design phase, we ensure the code is well-designed and fits into the surrounding architecture. As far as code complexity is concerned, the team will ensure that other developers can easily understand and use the code. During the test stage, the team ensures the code is well-designed for automated testing. There are clear and useful comments and descriptions for variables, functions, etc. in the code standard.
By focusing on code quality and writing well-tested code, the code will be more bullet-proof. Additionally, spending a day with another developer will encourage in-house developers to be more accountable and will lead directly to our next benefit. Apart from the inherent speed boost of clean code, programming is generally faster because it spends less time searching for solutions to problems through results. As there is always something to learn, the team has a great knowledge transfer session, and they seem to get the best results when developers share similar knowledge.
As a team, they always hold team bonding sessions from time to time to spend time with people outside of casual slack interactions and to share the frustrations and successes of working on a project together.
The team takes ownership of requirement, development, QA and implementation, including code ownership. Individual code ownership has some benefits, and system components have clearly-identified owners.
We perform code maintenance as someone fixes bugs and gathers and selectively implements feature requests. Onboarding new developers to a codebase are easy if everyone is familiar with user stories and the nuances that inform design decisions. Each developer is responsible for the quality of their work. All developers adopt test-driven development (TDD), code review, and knowledge gets organically shared between them.
Internal Promotion & Mobility
EPAM has its internal portal that showcases a transparent career path map for each EPAMer. This helps them to understand the personalized career opportunities they can have in EPAM, explains how to reach them and provide resources to guide them to their career goal.
Open discussions and feedback are also given from time to time by stakeholders/peers. This ensures a transparent understanding of possible career opportunities in the company and builds a step-by-step journey to the desired title.
With every review cycle, ~20% of our EPAMers get promoted internally.
EPAM places a high priority on helping our EPAMers reach their full potential and achieve their professional goals through learning.
Internally, we have our training portal that directs all educational activities at ЕРАМ, including webinars, in-class training, self-paced studies, and language courses into a single platform. EPAMers can explore a wide range of different learning and obtain certifications in technical & technology, language, soft skills and leadership skills.
Aside from internal resources, EPAMers also receive unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions and potential grants for certifications. There are also opportunities to participate in engineering communities, tech talks and hackathons.
<div>The steps include building, packaging, testing, validating, verifying infrastructure, and deploying into all necessary environments.</div>
<div>We tap onto agile pair programming and automated code scanning tools to check proposed changes to a codebase.</div>
<div>The entire development process starts from ideation to product definition to prototyping and designing, development, validation plus testing and finally to production deployment.</div>
<div>Each ticket lasts for one sprint on average, with each sprint taking up to 2 weeks.</div>
<div>We set our expectations early and clearly. This ensures that our newcomers know what is expected from them at the beginning.</div>
<div>Pair programming happens every 4 -5 hours per day. With pairing, we work more effectively and deliver higher quality codes.</div>
<div>Each day, our engineers take turns sharing updates on their tasks. It is a great time to highlight any blockage, realign the team and ensure everything is smooth sailing!</div>
<div>A sprint retrospective session is conducted at the end of the sprint. Again, the entire team gather to discuss what went well during the previous sprint cycle and what can be improved. This helps us understand our gaps and be better prepared for the next sprint!</div>
<div>The sprint planning session is organised and all members of the team would come together to share their tasks on hand and their progress. This way, everyone is aware of what the other members are working on. It is also a great session for the team to catch up with one another! </div>
<div>During an evaluation, we begin by identifying and discussing an engineer’s areas of strength and weakness, provide constructive feedback, clarify short and longer-term goals, and discuss opportunities for an engineer to develop their skills.</div>
<div>We value communication during difficult situations. Be open to sharing your knowledge and helping one another in the team.</div>
<div>Yes! At EPAM, we work with multiple globally renowned clients. You can expect to work on a diverse range of projects and interact with multi-national teams across the globe.</div>
<div>We ensure that we recognise efforts made by all our EPAMers and provide them with their well-deserved recognitions. ~20% of our engineers and managers get promoted during each review. </div>
<div>We regularly host meetups, conferences and hackathons for internal and external audiences. Our engineers come together to share and discuss their expertise on different topics. Our goal is to unite the IT professionals and encourage continuous learning through knowledge-sharing events. Check out our Singapore Engineering Community at <a href="https://wearecommunity.io/communities/singapore-engineering-community!">https://wearecommunity.io/communities/singapore-engineering-community!</a></div>
<div>We believe that it is always important to deliver constructive feedback. Make it short and to the point so that the feedback can be understood and accepted and we can all work towards our common goal. </div>
<div>We understand that making mistakes can be unpleasant and inevitable. But at EPAM, you should never be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, we embrace our mistakes and learn from them! It is this culture of learning that keeps us going each day.</div>
<div>Team collaboration is highly valued at EPAM. We encourage our engineers to present problems and ask for solutions. As we work together, we can tap into the expertise from the different functions. This way, we can achieve better results!</div>
<div>Most innovation comes from our IT team - this is the group of people who are leading stakeholders in innovative projects! Be part of the team and you will get to take on some exciting and meaningful projects!</div>
<div>We always welcome our engineers to ask questions and voice their concerns. Before anything else, we focus on solving their problem and creating a safe and comfortable environment for them to work. </div>