Working at Isometrix

Working at Isometrix

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IsoMetrix Technical and Infrastructure Consultant
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Technical and Infrastructure Consultant

My name is Luke Lange. I am a senior technical consultant as well as an infrastructure consultant. My job here is to look after all of the networks, servers, account services and things like that as well as general IT support when required.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

Well basically IsoMetrix was looking at the clouds scene at the time when I started here and it was a very exciting prospect for my own career growth to start playing within the Cloud Services arena.

What aspect of the product or technology issue the most excited?

The product itself. It can be molded within your company and made to fit different departments; it can be made to fit your complete business needs. It's fluid and very dynamic.

How does IsoMetrix provide an environment that is both challenging and stimulating senior infrastructure support consultant?

We are testing new technologies all the time to make sure that our system is compatible with all the new technologies that are coming out and this is a driving factor, there are a lot of challenges but at the end of the day when you get something to work 100% there's no better feeling than that.

What’s your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

My favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix is basically we are more like a family than colleagues, look out for each other, we've got a great working relationship with each other and we do a lot of things together, like we play table tennis for instance and we have an action cricket team and it builds great working relationships.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

IsoMetrix is a great place, it is a great place to work, there are a lot of challenges and there is also a lot of reward in it as well. Definitely don't look back joining IsoMetrix.

What is your strongest motivated to come to work every day?

Job satisfaction. As I said before there are a lot of challenges, working through those challenges and getting the end result, there is nothing better than that. It keeps your mind fresh you don't ever feel like you're stagnating in your role.

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

This company is going places and I want to be part of something big.

IsoMetrix Customer Services Manager
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Customer Services Manager

Hi, my name is Andrea Green and I’m the customer services manager.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

I was looking for a new role and a new job when I arrived in South Africa. I came across IsoMetrix through a friend and it was a very spontaneous move from my background. When I heard about what they do; the challenges, the software – I saw the environment first-hand the first day I was interviewed and that's why I chose IsoMetrix. It seemed very new and fascinating and a very South African thing to do, it's a South African business with a South African IP. It was the product and the environment that attracted me to start at IsoMetrix.

What aspect of the product or technology gets you the most excited?

I love that the product is based on very simple technology, it's not NASA rocket science technology therefore it is easy to understand, easy to explain to people and what I love about it is the flexibility, how easy it is work with, to create, to have ideas and be able to see it come to life as you are building a model or a solution for clients.

What is your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

It is a very fun atmosphere and environment; it is about collaboration and teamwork. All the teams work together. In the customer services management department, for example, I get to interact with development, projects, sales and marketing and it is a great environment to work in, it is very open and there is no such thing as a bad idea, everybody listens to you. I love the environment and I love the product.

How does IsoMetrix provide an environment that is both challenging and stimulating for a customer services manager?

It is a very fun environment to work in and there is never a dull moment. It is challenging in that every single client is different, every single solution that we have with a client is customized, so it keeps you on your toes. You might have seen an issue and it might correlate but the challenges keep popping up, therefore, you learn more, you understand more, it is great to see the customization and you learn a few more tips and tricks along the way. There is not a day that is the same, it's not a software that is rigid and you know every answer. You don't have something like a question and answer sheet that some call centers might have for example. It is a challenge every day to make sure that the clients are 100% live and happy, but it's a good challenge because it keeps us growing and it keeps us moving forward to becoming better.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend what would you say?

IsoMetrix is a great company to work for, the people are very open, and it is an incredibly challenging and professional environment. You get forced to think outside the box, bring new ideas, so in that sense it is a very fun place to work at. I think that people make the company, you spend more time there than what you do at home. You do get to meet a lot of great people and people that are in the same frame of mind of driving and striving for quality and a better product for all our clients every day.

What is your strongest motivator to come to work every day?

It would be the position that I am in at the moment, which is customer services, striving to do better each day. So we did great today, I want to close more calls, I want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to make sure our clients are always happy and logging less and less calls by helping developers find those little issues that might come up in the software. It’s a personal challenge and it's great to be able to come in, deliver and try and do better the next day.

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

As I've mentioned it is the personal challenge and the challenge that's given to you in your role. It is very easy to grow in IsoMetrix. I have been in every single department except for marketing and development because I don't have SQL.Net skills. It is very easy to grow with the company and it is very easy to learn and to get your skills where they are needed in the company at different stages as we grow, that is the biggest motivator.

IsoMetrix SQL Development Manager
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SQL Development Manager

Hi! My name is JP Pienaar. I am there SQL Development Manager at IsoMetrix. Basically my job entails designing database architecture, creating new features, brainstorming and understanding how we are going to implement it into our current software and what is the best way forward and at the same time also managing the SQL team.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

Basically IsoMetrix provided me the opportunity to work in a focus role and to become an expert in my field. From the first day that I came for my interview I had this warm, fuzzy feeling that this is home and that this is a nice vibe and a cozy atmosphere. And that made me choose IsoMetrix because that is a type of company I wanted to work at.

What aspect of the product or technology gets you the most excited?

The dynamic-ness of the product. It is so powerful and so dynamic, yet so easy to use we have this philosophy and IsoMetrix that we want to be the trend setters in the market and I can assure you that we are achieving that.

What is your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

The fact that I have the opportunity to constantly innovate and invent things. We have got this feeling as though it is a big family and we love celebrating success and therefore we celebrate quite a lot.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

It is simple we are an innovative, trendsetting, leader in the market and I base this on the fact that it is not only the power that we've got as IsoMetrix and the dynamic-ness, as I've explained already, but it is also when you show the software to somebody else and they see it for the first time, especially the developers that know what goes into the backend, they are in awe and amazed with the product and that makes one feel that we have achieved something spectacular.

What is Motivator to come to work every day?

Every day is new and unique, you keep doing trendsetting stuff so it is never boring and that is really nice. Also in my field my peers entrust me to make big decisions and they entrust me to have done the necessary research and investigation to come up with that and support my decision and that really makes one feel worthy and valuable.

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

That is simple IsoMetrix is the best company I have ever worked for and the IsoMetrix product is the best product of ever worked on. With IsoMetrix the opportunities are endless.

IsoMetrix Test Analyst
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Test Analyst

My name is Mbali Mzileni and I am a Test Analyst. We make sure that the software has no bugs before it goes to the client.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

Well it's the people. When I got here the receptionist was very friendly, the person that interviewed me made me feel very relaxed because it was my first interview after 6 years and everyone that walked past greeted me.

What aspect of the product or technology get you the most excited?

The fact that it is user-friendly, there are so many Solutions and you can use it everywhere. We have clients from banks, mining, you name it. And it's got the latest technology. That gets me excited.

How does IsoMetrix provide an environment that is both challenging and stimulating for a test analyst?

You need to keep improving yourself. For testing you don't just do testing, for example at the moment we are busy with a testing tool that we need to learn how to use, how to use C Sharp and other programming languages, so you constantly need to be on the ball.

What is your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

My teammates. The team is crazy, there is never a dull moment where we sit.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

The people are great, we use the latest technology, we are constantly learning new things, so you don't feel like you're just sitting there, and your mind is rotting. You are always keeping up-to-date with everything.

What is your strongest Motivator to come to work every day?

The fact that you learn something, you learn something new every day. The product is the same, but you don't do the same thing every day.

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

I stay here because I am learning new things that I didn't learn at my previous company. There is so much more to testing then one realizes and at IsoMetrix you get involved from the beginning. You get put into pods, you interact with the client and you are involved with the project from beginning to end. That's a good thing for me.

IsoMetrix Business Analyst
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Business Analyst

My name is Phumulani Lembede, I'm a business analyst within IsoMetrix. Basically what I do is I gather requirements from clients document those and then I communicate those to the internal team - that's our developers and system implementation consultants.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

I would say it was the company's reputation in the GRC space that was the key factor for me and I learnt that the company has been in existence for quite some time and has a huge customer base in South Africa and abroad. Also, for me that it was a small company, bigger is not always better for me. I have seen a lot of advantages working for a small company - like you can easily interact with people at all levels, you can learn all the aspects of the business inside out so those were the advantages that I looked at when I was joining IsoMetrix.

What aspect of the product or technology gets you most excited?

It’s the fact that our product is highly customizable, you can customize it to meet customer's exact requirements and as requirements change over time the product can easily evolve. It can easily evolve as standards changed and all that happens with very little or no programming required so that for me is killing our product and the fact that it's got very intuitive interfaces which makes the product very easy to use.

How does IsoMetrix provide an employment that is both challenging and stimulating for a Business Analyst?

IsoMetrix provides a stimulating environment in the sense that we deliver the product that has been built over time for different customers and from different sectors and it is based on ISO standards and it's like a to meet whatever was the client might have

What is your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

I would say it is the company culture We've got a very dynamic and relaxed culture People are very friendly around here. We've got leadership that encourages feedback from employees and teams from time to time get an opportunity to socialize outside of work. Innovation is encouraged, we’ve got a new version of our software and i believe ever employee in this organization has had a chance to throw ideas into the development of that solution so it’s a very great place to work at.

If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

At IsoMetrix there are opportunities for growth especially if you want to expand your knowledge around Governance Risk and Compliance there is massive opportunities for growth there and also we work as team here so you are never really alone, if you run into problems or if you're struggling, there's always a very supportive team that's ready to help you so you will not struggle to fit in.

What is your strongest motivator to come to work every day?

My monitor is knowing that with everything I do, I'm actually helping someone out there meet regulatory requirements I'm helping a SHEQ manager out there to ensure that his or her department or organization is fully compliant with ISO standard. I'm part of a solution to a complex GRC or Governance Risk and Compliance issues that companies are faced with every day, so that for me as something that makes me wake up every day and look forward to coming here.

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

I believe there are opportunities for growth and there's lots of learning. Basically in each and every project that I'm involved in, I'm learning new things. I also get to interact with people from all levels from the client's side and that helps to strengthens my interpersonal skills and also we work as a team here, like I mentioned earlier, so there's always support from all the team members.

IsoMetrix SQL Developer
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SQL Developer

My name is Siyabulela Nato. I am a SQL developer. My job entails developing part of IsoMetrix software using SQL on the database side of things I either wright code to add new features to IsoMetrix or fix bugs in the system.

What made you choose IsoMetrix as an employer?

The reason I chose IsoMetrix as an employer is quite an interesting one because initially I was being interviewed for a web development position given that at the time web development is what I was doing however I also had experience with databases so what happened during the interview, they ask me what it is that I want to do, and I told them that in an ideal world I would rather be doing databases rather than web development so basically they offered me a test and when I passed the test they were happy for me to do that kind of work. I love that flexibility then you can choose what you wanted to do instead of a rigid type of system. So I would say flexibility was the main thing that attracted me to IsoMetrix.

What aspect of the product or technology gives you the most excited?

The most exciting aspect of the technology is building a system based on what is called dynamic SQL. Microsoft, in general, tends to tell developers to stay away from dynamic SQL because it's quite a difficult technology to master and to keep stable, but IsoMetrix is pushing the limits by taking this approach of using dynamic SQL and when dynamic SQL works the results are amazing so I would say pushing technological limits with amazing results is very important because it stops you from ever getting bored as with most systems work becomes very repetitive and once things get repetitive developers tend to be on the move.

How does IsoMetrix provide an environment that is both challenging and stimulating for a senior SQL developer?

IsoMetrix provides a challenging environment by the fact that they allow one to specialized because in the field I work in normally a web developer and a database developer tend to be one position which makes you quite good in both technologies but never great in any one of them so the fact that IsoMetrix separate SQL development and web development I see it as a positive because it gives you a chance to master the really difficult programs in your chosen technology instead of trying to be jack of all trades and master of none. That aspect of being able to master one specific technology is great, that's what I find the most and appealing at the same time.

What is your favorite thing about working for IsoMetrix?

Besides the challenging work, IsoMetrix gave me an opportunity to revise my table tennis career. I used to play the sport about 15 years ago I literally stopped because I couldn't find any other places to play. IsoMetrix bought a table and we started playing, given the interest of other colleagues IsoMetrix ended up buying a second table and I think that environment that allows you to work hard and play hard is one-of-a-kind and even at the moment they have introduced things like the ability to work from home, as you know Johannesburg traffic is a big problem so at times you can avoid that by working from home and it is great and those are my favorite things about why I like working at IsoMetrix.

You are to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?

I would tell the friend, joining a company in Fourways assuming this friend is based somewhere in Johannesburg, as most of the companies that do this kind of work are based in Sandton, so if you choose a company based in Sandton good luck with the traffic. So location for me it's very important. And if you want to be on the cutting edge of technology this is where we want to be. So location and the ability to work with cutting edge technology are the main reasons for you to join IsoMetrix.

Is your strongest motivated to come to work every day?

The fact that virtually on a day-to-day basis we are digging deep and solving very difficult problems is motivation enough because it keeps one on their toes, there's no time to relax when it comes to technology but whilst you are getting that challenge we also have the time to take a break

What makes you want to stay at IsoMetrix?

My colleagues because with my colleagues we have been through many ups and downs but we are there for each other and at the end of the day nobody else does anyone else's work you get to do your own work but when you need support to brainstorm a big challenge the colleagues are there. Also, the structure of the company. There are many companies where it is very difficult to gain access to the directors or to make a joke with the directors. And here at IsoMetrix if I wanted to make a joke with the directors, I can easily go up to the directors say what I have to say if they laugh then they laugh if they don't then they don't but I always know I am welcome to come back the next day and try again. So it's the people and how open they are that I love about this company.

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