Senior Recruitment Consultant, Kevin Marney specialises in the Danish technology market and concentrates heavily on sourcing opportunities and placement of professionals within the fields of .NET, Android & iOS, Microsoft Dynamics (AX, NAV & CRM) & SharePoint, focusing on many varied roles available in one of the world’s leading ICT nations.
What does working for the Danish technology market involve?
The Danish market moves at a fast pace and gives me access to one of the world’s best and most innovative talent pools. With the Government’s dedication to Denmark becoming one of the world’s leading ICT nations, inspirational products are created from their world-class research and development facilities. Having an international reach to Sweden, within thirty minutes by train, also creates a diverse workforce backed up with a forward-thinking approach to problem solving and creating convenience.
Predominately which roles do you recruit for?
I predominately focus in the Microsoft Stack technologies; including .NET, Dynamics, NAV and the mobile development community; Android & iOS.
Which key skills are important when you are searching for relevant technology positions/candidates?
Key skills become attractive depending on the product and clients needs, so it differs from company to company. However, Sharepoint experience within .NET is attractive and Swift within mobile development. Often requested by businesses are frameworks such as AngularJS, but as well as the experience, having someone who is passionate about keeping up-to-date with technologies is what the client truly wants. The majority of the best developers I have worked with, often have their own personal projects alongside their current work. Having someone who is passionate and creative in their execution is what clients want, so they can adapt with the product and discuss different styles within the team. Developers who have experience in pair-coding and code reviewing are attractive to companies that are ensuring smooth development and innovative solutions.
What makes Denmark such a great place to work?
We are all familiar with Lego, but Denmark is home to a number of hot start-ups such as Vivino, Trustpilot and Falcon Social. It’s not only the start-ups that have their pulse on the artistic and creative atmosphere, even the financial conglomerates reinforce Scandinavia’s reputation for their design and architecture boasting dinosaurs and formula one cars in their receptions! Nordic cooking is amongst the most progressive in the world, and all this hard work can make you hungry so there’s no shortage to the quality of food with Copenhagen even being home to the world’s best restaurant (Noma). With all this, it’s no surprise that Danes are seen as the ‘happiest people in the world’!
What else can you tell us about business in Denmark?
The Danish tech market is considered one of the top locations in the world for ICT activities and offers an excellent test market; according to Forbes Magazine, Denmark is the "Best Country for Business" Worldwide.
Danish employment as a whole has practically no social contribution costs for employees, is said to have the lowest office rental and corporate taxes (23.5% which is to be reduced to 22% by 2016, www.investindk.com) in Scandinavia and below EU average with competitive salary levels, especially for management.