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Tobias Blechmann, Backend Software Developer at

Why DuMont? I was looking for an agile team that works in short development cycles. I found that at DuMont.

What are the characteristics of DuMont? An open exchange of ideas with colleagues and superiors. We have a good feedback culture. This is greatly appreciated by my team.

How long have you been working at DuMont? I started in 2014 as a backend software developer. At that time, the company was working on a relaunch of the online publications. Later, I temporarily took on the role of the scrum master. At the end of 2016, I had the opportunity to fill a vacant backend team leader position. That was something completely different for me and I learned a lot about myself and about team management in general during that time. Last year, I made the decision to step down from my team leader role and to return to developing full time. I am happy that this is possible here without any problems and that I can continue to work closely with my team.

What is your job? In a scrum team with two frontend colleagues, I work on new functions for registered users and on linking different B2C systems here at DuMont.

And the highlights? The publication of the completed features. It is always a highlight to see something that the team has been working on go live without any problems and be accepted by both editorial staff and readers.

What challenges can you see for the future? I think that the greatest challenge is finding other revenue models besides the marketing of our online pages.

Define digital literacy! To me, digital literacy means always keeping an eye on all the possible channels for the presentation of our content so that everyone has the opportunity to consume it in their own way.

What is new in your field of work? The shift from quantity to quality in the news portals. The focus is no longer on the number of views, but also on the loyal readers of our services.

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