After all, what is Batman without Robin?

“This business would be so much fun if there were no customers.” ­ Anon. I’ll tell you a secret: We at Umbra actually like if not even love our customers. It’s a privilege to work with people who are so passionate about what they do. However, there’s a but. We work with cutting edge technology, …

How to educate future game development rock stars?

Every now and then game developers and companies working close to them get asked what schools should teach and what students should study in order to grow future game developers. Both Finnish gaming industry and tech sector in general are in constant need of talent, talented developers and programmers to be specific. In order to …

How on earth did we find these guys?

As all growing top-notch tech companies, also Umbra is constantly looking for new talent. We are conducting our search in rather traditional way – we have Jobs section listing open positions at our homepage, campaigns in social media and a few headhunter agencies working in Finland and internationally. I did a round of interviews at …

Pro tips for landing a job at Umbra: books and resources

People often ask if there are some resources they should study in order to get a job at Umbra. While the final decision to hire or not to hire a person often depends on a number of factors, of which their current programming skill set is but one, I’ll attempt to give some pointers to what …

Anything else, Mr. Mäkinen?

I guess we all know the success series Mad Men. If not here’s the thing: handsome men, gorgeous women and advertising. The series’ events take place in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when everything was different. Men wore vests with their suits, lunches were long and you could smoke everywhere you wanted. Everything was different, …