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Our Values

At XRATOR, we do have values. They may seem odd to some, at least when you compare them to what you see at other companies’. Of course, like everyone, we value customers, integrity, commitment, inclusiveness, etc…, because honestly, who doesn’t? So, what makes us different?

Kindness

Yes. We believe in it. Even in the corporate world. Even if we are a for-profit organisation. Every colleague, client, supplier, partner is a person with their personal life and their own challenges. These past two years have been weird and trying times. We believe that we will achieve greater things by being kind and understanding.

Science

Complex problems cannot be apprehended by intuition and under excessive emotion. Science is often counter-intuitive. Information Technology in general and Cyber security in particular are a complex scientific domain. When you’ve been hacked, cutting your network cable is an emotional decision, not a scientific one. We stay cool-headed. We think, we plan, then we act.

Discretion

We try to keep a certain sobriety in what we are doing. We frown when we hear buzzwords and superlatives. For our clients, we also intervene in situations where the stakeholders want to avoid publicity. And when we work, we prefer a good deliverable to a good speech.

Debate

In The Friends of Voltaire, Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote the phrase: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” as an illustration of Voltaire's beliefs. Free speech and debate, with substantiated and rational arguments, is essential to solve complex problems. We support the right to dissent and respectful debate.

Humour

We take our job very seriously but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Humour is, seriously, an effective tool to diffuse a tense and conflictual situation. Now, the founders are French and are fully conscious that this gives them a heavy baggage of arrogance and pedantry. They are working on it.

Lego

No, we don’t have any shares in that company nor is this a paid advertisement. But some of us became engineers because they found a vocation playing with Lego. As a kid, building a MOC is a creative experience that can influence life. To the point that some of the XRATOR founders can’t help buying the latest and largest sets when they hit the shops…

Difference

To be different as a company and as a product, we need our own people to be different. As a candidate, if you want to come and work with us, be sure we’ll ask you “outside work, who are you?”. If you designed and sewed your own traditional North-Indian wedding costume, bring it on and show us the picture! If you play in a grunge band or are active with an NGO, likewise. We like people who go off the beaten tracks.