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  • Fernando Errazquin 9:00 am on March 8, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro with International Women’s Day 

    Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

    Because technology is not just about men… Today we want you to meet Zyncro’s Women!

    On International Women’s Day, we also want to mention all those other women who work with Zyncro and don’t appear in this video. All the ZyncroTech women, all those women participating in our translation team, suppliers, partners, collaborators, and many more.

     
  • Fernando Errazquin 9:00 am on January 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Social Networks – Do they increase or reduce Cyber-stress? 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Psychological terms adapted to the new social situation often filter through to our everyday life, becoming familiar to us, and with a bit of interest from our part we become experts in the subject. Currently society talks of empathy 2.0, which makes us ask the question, as our Zyncro author Mertxe Pasamontes points out in her blog, “how can we feel connected to someone we can’t see or hear?”. There is also a lot of talk about emotional intelligence, a skill that can even be applied to the business environment, as Jose Luis del Campo Villares explained, and in addition, about even lesser-known concepts, such as cyberbullying. But… Where do terms as common as stress fit into the current organizational reality? Has this term also evolved?

    I mention all this because a while ago I started to feel a familiar, but new, state of mind due to the continual generation of content on Social Networks: stress or should I say cyber-stress.

    According to Selye, stress is the body’s non-specific response to a demand placed on it, in which various defense mechanisms enter into play in order to deal with the situation perceived as threatening:

    I’ve got to check my Facebook; the article I published yesterday has been retweeted ten times; I’m going to pin that great photo; wait, wait, I’ll just check in at Foursquare and we’ll go in… All these expressions sound familiar, don’t they? Do you feel a certain level of pressure to develop and create more and more content every day which, in addition, has to be interesting? Well, what you’re feeling is cyber-stress.

    Various American university studies have shown an increase in sleeping disorders and common physiological responses to stress from the continual use of technology connecting us to Social Networks. In fact, according to Dr. Eric Darr, from Harrisburg University, “students realized that if social media, particularly Facebook and instant messaging, isn’t used properly, it can take over their lives”.

    With this statement, we could believe that Social Networks create stress, this so-called cyber-stress, but, let’s look beyond this. There are studies that show pretty much the opposite: the use (which isn’t abuse) of Social Networks can even reduce work stress. Furthermore, research by neuroeconomist Paul J. Zack reveals that a 10-minute break from work to access and interact on Twitter or other Social Networks increases the level of oxytocin (the empathy hormone, which helps work more collaboratively), and also extols our social connections and relationships. In summary, it has been demonstrated that people who use and interact with a Social Network during working hours and take a break from their tasks return refreshed and their performance increases.

    In this regard, to alleviate the possible cyber-stress of your employees, and as relationships on Social Networks release oxytocin, working with an Enterprise Social Network could be very beneficial for releasing stress, because employees generate value within the organization, they feel more involved and create social relationships. All of this helps organizations to grow and evolve, because when all is said and done, a company is nothing more than the people in it.

     
  • Fernando Errazquin 11:00 am on December 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro among the best companies to work at 

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    Zyncro has been chosen as one of the best companies to work at in the Great Place to Work awards. This recognition is a consideration of our team, which promotes values such as motivation and involvement in the project with a spark of fun and whose workforce has increased tenfold in the last year. The company also has an international vision and vocation, with people of over ten nationalities among its employees.

    “My dream as a child was to create a company I wanted to work for… Winning this award is proof of having achieved this, of having founded a company people are happy to work for, one that creates and attracts talent. In fact, all of the companies I’ve created have the same philosophy; oriented towards people rather than to resources.” comments Dídac Lee, our founder and president.

    What is Great Place to Work?

    Great Place to Work® is an international benchmark in research and HR management consultancy, with over 20 years of experience, which works with the philosophy of “creating a better society by transforming work environments”. It provides a wide range of consultancy services based on its exclusive Great Place to Work® Model©, which includes analysis and evaluation, training and research in working environments of different organizations. In addition, GPTW® is responsible for preparing the Best Workplaces list, which, using a methodology that focuses on the employee, analyzes, assesses and certifies the best companies to work for in over 40 countries around the world. For more information visit: http://www.greatplacetowork.net

    Thank you to everyone who has made it possible for Zyncro to become a Great Place to Work 😀

     

     
  • Fernando Errazquin 9:00 am on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro is looking for an International Project Manager 

    Estimated reading time: it depens on you 😉
    Zyncro continues to grow… and in a technology company like ours, our technical team is expanding and needs new people.

    This time we are looking for a Project Manager to complete the strong international development team we have in Barcelona.

    If you would like to work in an energeticflexibleleading company, with a young and modern, dynamic but also intense atmosphere, then you’re the person we’ve been looking for.

     

    Who are we?

    Zyncro Tech is one of the main start-ups on today’s international technology panorama. We started in Barcelona a little over two years ago and now we have offices in Argentina, Mexico, France, Germany, Benelux, Brazil, Japan, the United States, China and soon we’ll open in Italy.

    Working at Zyncro Tech, you’ll be part of:

    • An attractive project in which you can learn, grow both professionally and personally, develop your expertise in the technology sector and experience the passionate world of social networking.
    • A fun, multicultural and motivated team looking to take on the world and which is 100% dedicated to the project.
    • An innovative environment where you learn something new every day, discover what inspires you and where the path is built on new ideas.
    • A truly international venture, meaning that you’ll discover performance at a global level, and learn and participate in the different ways of doing things across different cultures.

    What are we looking for?

    We are looking for a Project Manager used to working with PMP, ITIL, PRINCE 2 methodology. His or her role will be to manage projects coordinating with customers and with the in-house team of programmers and designers.

    • International profile, with experience in managing key customers.
    • Experience in managing complex projects. Experience in different sectors will also be viewed positively.
    • Experience in performing demos, ability to learn and work independently: he or she should be ready to discover Zyncro quickly, practically self-taught. Attention to detail (details in Zyncro mean sales).
    • Proven experience in PHP and dynamic environments.
    • Used to RFPs and support in the preparation of economic proposals. Someone capable of building the bridge between sales and technical.
    • Knowledge of website applications, of the Cloud and the SaaS model.
    • IT knowledge and training skills.
    • Bilingual in English, lesser levels will not be accepted for this position.
    Someone willing to…
    • Continue learning each day without barriers
    • Get involved and live the project
    • Put in the hours and give whatever it takes to meet objectives

    What do we offer?

    • An international career: Zyncro’s nine (soon to be eleven) offices will let you discover the technological and commercial reality of multiple countries, and experience the thrill of multiculturalism from day one.
    • Training: At Zyncro, we hate monotony. Our leitmotif is to learn new things every day, incorporating the best technology in our daily chores and always being keyed in on the latest happenings around us.
    • Fun: From day one, you’ll discover the touch of madness of our team members… that essential touch needed to make everything run like clockwork!
    • A salary with the opportunity to grow: It’s all about starting at the base level and growing according to merits and the results obtained. You set your own limits!

    How to apply?

    Send an email to careers@zyncro.com, including a link to your LinkedIn profile, a letter of presentation explaining why you want to work at Zyncro, and telling us you’ve read this post. You can also contact us via our social channels to back up your candidacy… You’ll get more points

     
  • Fernando Errazquin 9:31 am on November 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro is looking for a Senior QA Developer 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    From Zyncro we continue to maintain the quality of our software, and for that reason we seek to expand our team in the Quality Assurance (QA) department.

    This time we are looking for a Senior QA Developer to complete the strong technical team we have in Barcelona.

    If you would like to work in an energetic, flexible, leading company, with a young and modern, dynamic but also intense atmosphere, then you’re the person we’ve been looking for.

     

    Who we are

    Zyncro Tech is one of the main start-ups of today’s international technology panorama. We started in Barcelona a little over two years ago and now have offices in Argentina, Mexico, France, Germany, Benelux, Brazil, Japan, the United States, and soon we’ll open in China and shortly after that in Italy.

    Working at Zyncro Tech, you’ll be part of:

    • An attractive project in which you can learn, grow both professionally and personally, develop your expertise in the technology sector and experience the passionate world of social networking.
    • A fun, multicultural and motivated team looking to take on the world and which is 100% dedicated to the project.
    • An innovative environment where you learn something new every day, discover what inspires you and where the path is built on new ideas.
    • A truly international venture, meaning that you’ll discover performance at a global level, and learn and participate in the different ways of doing things across different cultures.

    Who we’re looking for

      • We are looking for someone with a senior profile in QA development who will help us elaborate automated test cases to certify the quality of the product, with experience in:
        • Designing and developing product quality tests
        • Developing automated regression tests to support fast product releases
        • Assuring the integrity of test cases
        • Assuring the product works in various environments (different operating system, browsers, mobile devices)
        • Experience in Java and Objective-C languages (the latter is not essential but preferable)
        • Proven experience in Selenium or similar
        • Ability to write technical documentation
        • Experience in mobile technology
      • Someone willing to…
        • continue learning each day without barriers
        • get involved and live the project
        • put in the hours and give whatever it takes to meet objectives
      • Someone proactive and passionate, who takes part in a discussion over coffee as to whether Chrome or Firefox better. Someone responsible, committed and above all results oriented and capable of team work. We don’t mind if you prefer Zend or CodeIgniter as long as you know how to use one or the other.
      • We are not looking for a professor with a PhD in QA, but someone with the enthusiasm to innovate, experiment and learn. Someone who doesn’t feel frustrated when something doesn’t work, but sees it as a challenge.
      • Integration in the project is just as important as personal relations with your colleagues. After work drinks and Zyncronisation coffee breaks are essential for discovering our style and becoming one of us!
      • Someone with language abilities in English to be able to communicate with any other member of the international technical team.

    What we offer

      • An international career: Zyncro’s eight (soon to be eleven) offices will let you discover the technological and commercial reality of multiple countries, and experience the thrill of multiculturalism from day one.
      • Training: At Zyncro, we hate monotony. Our leitmotif is to learn new things every day, incorporating the best technology in our daily chores and always being keyed in on the latest happenings around us.
      • Fun: From day one, you’ll discover the touch of madness of our team members… that essential touch needed to make everything run like clockwork!
      • A salary with the opportunity to grow. It’s all about starting at the base level and growing according to merits and the results obtained. You set your own limits!

    How to apply

    Send an email to careers@zyncro.com, including a link to your LinkedIn profile, a letter of presentation explaining why you want to work at Zyncro, and telling us you’ve read this post. You can also contact us via our social channels to back up your candidacy… You’ll get more points 😉

     
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