In­tro­du­cing Jür­gen Weiland

The mo­ment has ar­ri­ved and we would like to pre­sent you the next per­son in our ma­nage­ment le­vel: Jür­gen Wei­land. Jür­gen is Vice Pre­si­dent of the Soft­ware De­ve­lo­p­ment & Data Dis­tri­bu­ti­on De­part­ment. Jür­gen Wei­land and his col­leagues built up the IT-Tem and IT-Struc­tures of the for­mer Au­Da­Con AG and they si­gni­fi­cant­ly em­bos­sed them. He was im­pres­sed by da­ta­ba­ses and soft­ware de­ve­lo­p­ment du­ring his stu­dies in mea­su­ring and geo­in­for­ma­tics. This is why he spe­cia­li­zed on the de­ve­lo­p­ment of Small­world GIS com­pon­ents in his the­sis for “Stadt­wer­ke Würz­burg”. Jür­gen im­ple­men­ted the de­ve­lo­p­ment in Ma­gik, a Small­talk dialect. In his first job as soft­ware de­ve­lo­per he ge­ne­ra­tes ac­qui­si­ti­on pro­grams for RMI in­for­ma­ti­on in Java, la­ter in C# .NET. When the Au­Da­Con AG was found in 2004, he no­ti­ced the op­por­tu­ni­ty and ap­p­lied as an IT-re­spon­si­ble group ma­na­ger. He got to know TecAlliance through its ac­qui­si­ti­on of the Au­Da­Con AG in 2012.
He tra­vels a lot be­cau­se of the em­ployees who are working all over Eu­ro­pe. The most time he spends in Is­ma­ning and Wei­kers­heim. He vi­sits Co­lo­gne mon­th­ly and the other lo­ca­ti­ons he only vi­sits ra­re­ly be­cau­se of litt­le op­por­tu­nities. Jürgen’s fa­vor­able tra­vel me­di­um is a car and for him tra­vel­ling is in­te­res­ting un­less you have to spend your time in a traf­fic jam. But any­way he tri­es to have mee­tings at every lo­ca­ti­on. His morning rou­ti­ne de­pends on the lo­ca­ti­on be­cau­se the de­ve­lo­p­ment is spread over the lo­ca­ti­ons. The mee­tings can be­gin immedia­te­ly at lo­ca­ti­ons with nu­me­rous and lo­cal col­leagues. He first wants to speak much as pos­si­ble with his col­leagues in or­der to get an im­pres­si­on about the cur­rent to­pics at the lo­ca­ti­ons whe­re he doesn’t spend that much time. At this point we no­ti­ced that com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on plays an im­portant role for him and he said that wi­thout com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on not­hing will hap­pen. We think this could be true. A huge ad­van­ta­ge in his job is the va­rie­ty re­gar­ding every day. He al­ways faces new chal­len­ges and meets new peop­le around him. That is why Jür­gen ray­ed again and again the in­ter­faces and pro­ces­ses bet­ween the de­ve­lo­p­ment and our cus­to­mers. He op­ti­mi­zes this pro­cess with a few col­leagues in or­der to hand­le the fur­ther pro­gress. Howe­ver un­st­ruc­tu­red or un­re­li­able em­ployees can pos­si­b­ly boost his pul­se so that his mood can be in­flu­en­ced ra­pid. Cur­r­ent­ly, Jür­gen is in­te­res­ted in the de­ve­lo­p­ment of the ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and new working worlds. An ex­amp­le are the chan­ces of the mo­bi­le working be­cau­se then we can use our ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal re­sour­ces much bet­ter. Ano­t­her ad­van­ta­ge is that the area of dis­tri­bu­t­ed work (team work) de­ve­lop as well. The ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence be­co­mes more and more im­portant be­cau­se the sup­port through ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence makes our pro­ducts at the au­to­mo­ti­ve af­ter­mar­ket more effective.
For Jür­gen a good work-life-ba­lan­ce is spen­ding much time with his fa­mi­ly and to turn off his pho­ne at night and to do not check mails du­ring va­ca­ti­on or the wee­kend. He pre­fers to spend his free time in the gar­den or in the pool with his fa­mi­ly. The per­fect place to spend his va­ca­ti­on is eit­her at the sea or in the moun­tains be­cau­se he loves hi­king or mud flat tours. One of his hob­bies is also ski­ing in the moun­tains but this is only pos­si­ble in the winter.
For his staff’s training Jür­gen has an in­te­res­ting con­cept. Though he ge­ne­ra­tes as nee­ded with an ex­tern spe­cia­list a cus­tom training con­cept which we di­rect­ly use at TecAlliance. Jür­gen tri­es to de­ve­lop his group ma­na­gers and hims­elf to the “Lean Agi­le Lea­ders­hip”. It is ne­cessa­ry to give the em­ployees an ori­en­ta­ti­on frame­work and aims. And if ne­cessa­ry you should fo­cus on the com­pe­ten­ces. This princip­le pro­mo­tes the em­ployees’ re­spon­si­bi­li­ty and much free­dom. In ad­di­ti­on to this it is ne­cessa­ry that the mem­ber of the team have a spe­cial na­vi­ga­ti­on li­mits to de­ter­mi­ne tar­gets and to streng­t­hen aut­ho­ri­ty when it is ne­cessa­ry. This princip­le pro­mo­tes the self-re­spon­si­bi­li­ty of the team mem­ber and gi­ves them a huge free­dom of design.
Jür­gen loves rea­ding our trai­nee blog be­cau­se he has the chan­ce to get know the trai­nees bet­ter. Bes­i­des he re­cei­ves on over­view over the Vo­ca­tio­nal Training’s events and news. He de­fi­nes the trai­nee team as the fu­ture be­cau­se it can give new im­pul­ses. Al­most every trai­nee works in his de­part­ment be­cau­se it’s the main working area for the 13 ap­p­li­ca­ti­on spe­cia­lists. All in all, every trai­nee knows him be­cau­se you can see him in the in­tro­duc­tion week in Sep­tem­ber or in the morning when he greets ever­yo­ne in the de­ve­lo­p­ment office.

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