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.