R&AM;D / Developer
Helsinki, Finland, but currently in Budapest, Hungary
"When I had done my military service and started my studies, I worked for a removal company. I quit when Ericsson offered me a job in telecoms while I was still studying at the Helsinki University of Technology. Thankfully, my Ericsson job description does not mention anything about carrying a piano six floors up..."
I have always considered myself as a technical person. I love technical challenges and working with cutting edge technology. While I was making my masters degree I walked across the lobby during a career day. I think the reason why I decided to visit the Ericsson stand instead of competition was the company's reputation of being a good employer and an innovative company. This was mainly based on friends' recommendations. Also, Ericsson as multinational giant of telecommunications offers wonderful opportunities all around the world. I started as summer trainee and I have no regrets!
Perhaps the most challenging aspect of my work is the fact that every day is different and full of new challenges. Since we have emphasis on agile development methods, I am part of a scrum team. This means that I have an opportunity to constantly learn new things in a dynamic environment. This also leaves room for innovation and creativity. I have learned that nothing is impossible; it just takes a little time to get an impossible thing to work!
For me the biggest opportunity is to learn new things and to satisfy my natural curiosity and passion for learning. Ericsson also offers opportunities for seeing the world, and getting to know new people and cultures. I have never seen such diversity in any other company!
The best thing with Ericsson is the people. When I came to Ericsson I realized that my colleagues always had time for my questions, and I had a lot of questions! Nothing beats working in a team of like-minded professionals with good team spirit and sharing the same passions! It’s like being at work with your friends.
Telecoms came as natural choice for me as I enjoy analyzing and working with technical problems. I always wanted more than just coding 24/7. Communication can be seen as basic need for human beings, but I would go even further and say it's one of the corner stones of modern civilization. What area could be more interesting to work with?
I hope that five years from now, I will still be working for Ericsson Finland in a position where I can combine my technical knowledge and work with people at the same time. However, the work environment is so dynamic and it is hard to predict where we are in one year, let alone five!