TO FIND A SOLUTION ARCHITECT IN AN INTERNATIONAL OUTSOURCING COMPANY
One of our clients is an international IT company specializing in outsourcing projects in different fields. Their Moscow office required a Solution Architect.
The company works with a great number of international projects. Besides outstanding technical skills, our architect had to speak fluent English and have experience in working with foreign customers.
SUITCASE LIFE VS. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Solution architects should possess a balanced mix of technical and business skills and have a strategic mind. First of all, our recruiter decided to look for a candidate in similar companies: most likely, these specialists would have similar experience as well.
One of the specialists caught our attention. Relevant experience, the best option we could hope for great English, reasonable money — but this solution architect lived in France, so Moscow wouldn’t necessarily make a lot of sense for him. He still made it to the client’s interview, and the company was ready to hire him but the relocation question was acute.
The recruiter got him into the right mindset to review this offer. Working in Europe and taking lots of business trips was interesting and exciting but made it tough to maintain work-life balance. And it seemed that our candidate was tired of living somewhere in between Paris and Barcelona. The opportunity to change projects, maintain international networking, get the same money and stay at one place appeared to be a valid point in favour of Moscow.
SOLUTION ARCHITECT RELOCATING TO MOSCOW FROM PARIS
The candidate accepted the offer and moved back to Russia with his family. The company offered him a lot of projects to choose from and enough interesting tasks to keep him entertained. The number of business trips he took was drastically reduced, and the candidate was finally able to breathe a bit.
We closed the position for our client by selecting a specialist with amazing work experience on the international market and probably saved a certain someone from burning out.