1. Open Source is in our Genes
At SUSE, open source is more than just a development model. It's a way of life. We started as an open source company over 20 years ago, and we're still committed to that. For us, being active contributors in upstream communities is essential—not just because it's our heritage, but also because we believe it's the only way open source technologies will continue to thrive.
Linux thrives because we all collaborate upstream, no matter the color of the company we work for. SUSE developers participate in upstream communities across a wide range of open source projects. In joining us, you will work alongside recognized experts who are not only fun to hang out with, but also happy to share their knowledge with you.
And it doesn't stop there. Being open is also part of our culture. We are expected to be transparent, share information and participate in critical business decisions—regardless of rank or function, from development, to marketing, to sales and support. We believe in empowering employees to make the right decisions, every day, by giving them the information they need.
2. We ARE Enterprise Linux
SUSE invented Enterprise Linux over 20 years ago. We believe in listening to our customers, understanding what they need, and being flexible in order to help them succeed. In joining SUSE, you will experience first-hand what it means to deliver mission-critical, enterprise-class products. You'll also experience what it's like to be trusted by a wide variety of customers worldwide—companies in finance and banking, manufacturing, retail, automotive, defense and aerospace, public service and countless other industries.
There are fundamental changes underway in how enterprises are handling their IT needs. We are in the middle of these exciting changes, and by drawing on our expertise in commercializing open source operating systems, virtualization, systems management and cloud computing solutions, we can support our customers in establishing new service models and new IT processes – quickly, easily and affordably.
3. Results Matter
Working at SUSE is fun. We also know how to work hard. Our customers tell us they love our service and support. And they appreciate the high quality of our products. We strive to uphold our high standards, setting ourselves ambitious (but achievable) goals and meeting them: product delivery dates, customer satisfaction objectives, or financial results.
And of course, we know how to celebrate when we do meet them.
4. We Invest in Being Innovative
We don't believe in standing still. The IT industry is constantly evolving, and so must we. In order to continually deliver value to our customers, we help each other stay current on the latest market trends and technology innovations. While we encourage each other to share information and work together to find innovative approaches to problems, we recognize that informal approaches may not be enough.
At SUSE, we proactively create the space that we need to take a fresh look at things, to work on innovative approaches, and to exchange new ideas. For example, our entire R&D organization participates in two "hackweeks" each year—dedicated times to explore and experiment on topics that are both interesting and important. Similarly, our SUSE Labs group organizes an annual conference, together with the openSUSE community, where they engage in discussions on emerging open-source technologies.
5. YOU Matter
At the end of the day, employees are what make up this company—our collective knowledge, our passion for open source and our dedication to success. And this is why at SUSE, we take great care to make sure that our work environment is right. Office locations and cities with the largest concentrations of employees include:
- Nuremberg, Germany
- Provo, Utah, USA
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Bracknell, UK
- Beijing, China
- Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
We also have many employees who work from other locations around the world, including their own homes. We believe that work is an activity, not a place.
This year, we are celebrating our 22nd anniversary. Not many technology companies can say that. We're proud of what we've done so far. And there's more to come.
At SUSE, open source is more than just a development model. It's a way of life.
"At SUSE, the most intelligent and diligent colleagues support me. The creative and open culture of SUSE encourages me to be thoughtful and innovative. SUSE's leadership team motivates me to achieve my personal goals inside the company. And a cheerful open source community makes me feel I am contributing to a better world."
Yifan, QA engineer, Beijing
"For nearly a decade, it has been exciting to come to work in this beautiful mountain setting and to work with great people each day. The SUSE team in Provo enjoys the camaraderie of dedicated professional engineers, marketing and sales people. The environment at work is friendly and challenging, working with colleagues from around the US and the world. We share in the commitment and enthusiasm of the fast growing open source software market. As a leader in the Linux market place we enjoy the benefits of setting the pace for the world in supported Linux products."
John, OEM sales team, Provo, USA
"This is my first job after finishing school. The first day I was so nervous, but a colleague greeted me saying, "We're glad you're here. Every "hand" is good for us. " Every year, I get more experience, responsibilities and challenges. I could not achieve anything without the excellent support of my colleagues from the company and open source community."
Petr, SUSE Labs, Prague, Czech Republic
"We have the best, warm, interesting and easy-going colleagues here from diverse cultures and technical backgrounds. On Fridays, we have a free "lunch and learn" session, given by experienced engineers. All staff is invited in such a session to have fun, and to learn. Often we invite world-wide colleagues and experts to the office giving presentations and workshops about the most advanced techniques and innovations in our market space."
Charles, Engineering in Beijing
"The best part of the Nuremberg office are the colleagues, awesome people and great teamwork. But we also do have green walls, pinball machines, table football, and probably the biggest plush gecko of the planet. And if you get out of the office the old city center is right there which has a lot to offer. Nuremberg is a region with interesting technical companies, and time off is spent easily in the Frankonian Switzerland: great opportunities for hiking and biking and of course having a nice and refreshing beer."
Cornelius, Engineering in Nuremberg