This year, eleven great applications from companies in Jena and the region were received for the intercultural business award. The series presents all the candidates and shows how intercultural openness in business can be exemplified.
Get to know Felipe here. He is originally from Brazil and now works as a software developer at TAF mobile GmbH in Jena.
Name: Felipe Zampa Fonseca
Position: Software Developer
Company: TAF mobile GmbH
What do you like most about your work and your company?
What I enjoy most here at TAF is the balance between personal and professional life. This balance is not only respected but also incentivized. Also the fact that I can execute my work without micromanagement.
What challenges were you faced with when you started? How did you overcome these challenges?
In the beginning, when you don’t speak German, everything is a huge challenge. From know where to buy food, how to have a haircut until sign a contract for a flat. These challenges wouldn’t be overcomed without help from colleagues.
How did your company support you the most?
Since before I left Brazil I got support with the visa and all the government bureaucracies. After being here I had help to find a flat for the initial period and later then also TAF supported my wife’s arrival in Germany. All of these steps would be way harder without that support.
TAF mobile GmbH, based in Jena, is a subsidiary of DIMOCO Europe in Vienna, a payment institution licensed as a FinTech in all EU member states. The software company TAF researches innovative ticketing solutions and develops, distributes and operates mobile app and online sales systems as well as multimodal mobility platforms for public transport companies. The overall solutions include the integration of individual customer requirements including state-of-the-art payment methods. With a solid customer base and partnerships with mobile operators, research institutes, public transport associations and industry peers, TAF has extensive application experience and expert knowledge. The company is a multi-award-winning innovation company and a member of the Mobile Cluster Mitteldeutschland and KONTIKI e.V. industry networks.Visit company page