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Hiring


Interested in joining us?

send us your resume + Portfolio. 

Be sure to tell us a little about yourself.

 

Hiring great talent is ideal, but less important than hiring great people

Ideally we will find the right talent, but more important is finding the right people. (the right person will become the talent we need.)  While we try to hire right, we may end up not being a good fit and that is alright but we should be honest with ourselves and be willing to go our seperate ways.  We want to work with people we enjoy being with and who share a common culture that we outline below.

You might notice that we are passionate about creating a great place to work, read more to get to know a little about us, who we are and how we like to work.    

 

 

Part of us


 

A di'velept Employee Culture

to be a part of us is more than just being employed.

 

Part of us


 

A di'velept Employee Culture

to be a part of us is more than just being employed.

 

 

You are a part of “us” now.

When we say us, that now includes you.  Our firm culture should be something we can all buy into, help us define it.

We want a culture that allows everyone to feel engaged in the practice without restriction.   We expect to be motivated by the work and what we are building here, not just the paycheck.   We want you to care about the projects, about the success of the firm, and about how we treat each other.  Our goal is to pay well and share profits so that your engagement and caring doesn’t go without the reward that should accompany it.


MANAGE YOUR OWN TIME

Being that we work with people who are motivated by the work, we don’t really care when or where you decide to work, just however best helps you get your stuff done.  We will have to communicate about how best to work together given flexible schedules, but we say awesome!  Just be sure to get your work done, be available for your projects, and be efficient.  If we ever have a physical office space we would view it the same way, use the office as a tool to get your work done as necessary but otherwise work how best works for you and yours.


FULL TRANSPARENCY

If you are truly a part of the practice we believe you should have access to all the company data including financials and wages.  We think that we should be able to justify our actions and if we can’t, we probably shouldn’t be doing it.  We also want to be able to gain input from everyone about how things should be structured and what fair compensation should be.  Some of the best communication we can have are some of the harder conversations.  Be fair to the firm, to each other, and to yourself.

 

A Collaboration


A Collaboration


 

collaboration

We like to think of ourselves more as an Architecture Collaborative than a traditional firm.  The way we see it, we are just a bunch of architects and designers working together.  If you want to do your own projects we don't just encourage it, we will help to facilitate it.  While it is the task of the principals of divelept to bringing in work that keeps the firm going, there is no reason we couldn't partner with you to work on a project of your own provided that we have the capacity and the project is viable.   

While you are expected to perform well as an employee you are free to work on your own projects outside of the work you do for us.  If you want our help to make it happen, pitch it to us and we will see if we can work it out.  Based on the various roles we all might play on your project we can discuss how best to split the work and profits between yourself and di'velept.   That being said, we ask that if you are doing your own work independent of the firm that you not use the firms resources (computers, revit licenses, templates, title blocks, details, etc) unless agreed to by developed on a project by project basis.  

Hopefully we are creating a place where people want to stick around (we try to hire people we like).  Worse case schenario wroking this way allows you to get to a point where you can go out on your own.  We can think of more terrible things and if we haven't created a place that you want to stick around to become a partner that's on us, we will wish you the best as you set off on your way.  We really just want to make a place where great stuff can happen without us getting in the way.

Read more on creating a collaborative here

 

Life is Awsome


Life is Awsome


 

The work we do is awesome but so is life, be sure to have one.  

While we want you engaged with the work while you are working, we also believe in life outside of what we do here.   Sure, there will be times when the demands of a project require a little more of us, but this should be the exception and if necessary we should find ways to get some of that time back.  Family is important, and now that you are one of us, your family is part of our family and we want to get to know them. Feel free to bring them (parents, spouse, kids, siblings, whoever) by the office (if we had one).  Introduce them when they interrupt your video call, etc.

 

Work the right way


Work the right way


 

Work the right way

Study the training materials (once they exist) and ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS.  It is always easier to spend 5 minutes answering a question then an hour fixing something.  Make sure you know the direction you are going before you get too far down the road.  Reckless false confidence will not be tolerated.


Don't wreck Revit

The thing that makes Revit and programs like it (where one thing affects about 10 others) awesome, also make it extremely volatile.   If you don’t know the process, ASK QUESTIONS until you do. If you wreck revit, someone is likely to lose it on you and rightfully so.   (Wrecking revit is different than Revit breaking, when revit breaks we all just curse its name and get to work redoing anything that was lost.)


Help us improve

We always strive to be efficient and produce better drawings.   Therefore we have an established “way” of doing things. This doesn't mean that we have it all figured out or that we are as good as we can be.   We believe that we can always get better and we want your help learning how.

 

Each project is unique


Each project is unique


 

Each project is Unique   

We believe in awesome templates, a fairly defined workflow, and having some processes in place but these things are designed to make us efficient, not mindless.  When it comes down to it the important part of every project is communicating clearly.  Never assume that you can just paste in a template item or use the same strategies over again without being sure they really fit the project or that there aren't errors in the templated work.  The drawings, keynote file, sheet notes, and the specification all work together.  All must be tailored to each project. 

 

Own what you do and take initiative


Own what you do and take initiative


 

Own what you do

Don’t expect that someone else is going to just magically back check your work before it goes out the door.  Know that everything you touch may be a final product so work it through to the end.  If you are not confident in the solution, ask others for input and work it through until it is complete.


take the initiative

know where the project needs to be and find ways to help it get there.  Don’t just sit around if you run out of things to do.  If necessary, ASK QUESTIONS!

Be the type of person that isn’t afraid to bring problems to the table but bring some solutions along with them.  Let your good ideas be known and be willing to make them happen.