March 23, 2018
If in our previous article we enumerated some of the reasons that make of airline technology one of the hottest industries to be in, in this piece we would like to delve a bit further into the topic, portraying some of the professionals that work at Newshore and how they have built their careers one step at a time.
“We like people that can bring a fresh approach and have the capacity to take the initiative and lead from very early on” remarks Juanjo Martínez, the firm’s CTO.
Juanjo has overseen the growth of Newshore in the past few years and the roll out of a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and tools for airlines. This has not come at the expense of the very flat, flexible and meritocratic structure that remains Newshore’s defining feature.
Veronica (“Ronnie”) Dunwell, a British-Argentinian professional with extensive international airline experience shows can far can Newshore’s decentralized approach to talent management can go. Ronnie has been leading several high profile projects for Newshore from her UK base. “We are not the type of company that sells something and gets out of the way, we have a very consultative approach, we help our customers find what they need and get the most out of every project, and for this you need to meet face to face. I appreciate the flexibility I get at Newshore I can often work from home, travelling to meet prospects and customers on a regular basis”
Although he holds a degree in computer science, most of Xavier’s career before joining Newshore had been in the education sector. A perfect example of how you can join Newshore from a totally unrelated background and grow through the ranks quickly.
Xavier Brascó has been managing the team that services one of Newshore’s largest airline customers, a job that involves daily 3-way communication between the customer and Newshore’s teams in Barcelona and Colombia. “One of things I like the most of my work is the sense of comradeship you end up developing with those you work with. We are a truly close-knit team, with a great atmosphere to work in”.
Project management and relational skills are also highly valued at Newshore, since most of the firm’s projects involve working with its airlines on a long term basis.
In the words of Enric Puig: “The fact that the people that are talking to the customer are the ones that know the product best, is incredibly important when it comes to growing the business. When you are talking with airline executives and they can that our people know their stuff and what works and what doesn’t when facing the ultimate customer, the passenger...well, this builds credibility”.
Dani has had a rather meteoric career at Newshore. Starting three years ago as a junior consultant with no specific airline experience, he has passed successfully through several business areas: software development, tech lead and, then, project manager for a major customer. This means that Daniel coordinates all projects done for this specific airline, and he gets to travel quite a bit too, something that he enjoys. “This type of progression would have been quite more difficult or a bit slower in a more traditional firm, but here I got always support from top management. I feel there are very tangible results from hard work”
As you can see, when it comes to working at Newshore, no size fits all.
Just as the challenges our customers face and the solutions we design for them, diversity, creativity and a strong mix of hard and soft skills are what we are after.
As a growing, international company operating in an extremely competitive and dynamic industry, Newshore is always interested in hearing from talented, enthusiastic professionals. If you feel this is the sort of company you would enjoy working at, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to chat.