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Read about the experiences of the following colleagues and find out why they love working at Elektrobit.

Günter Ebermann

From internship to employment
Günter Ebermann
From an intern to a full employee

Günter Ebermann, Software Architect in Austria

“When I joined the company during an internship in 2004, I immediately noticed the high knowledge of the people working here, so I wanted to be part of the team. That is why I quickly became a full-time employee and was fascinated by bringing FlexRay to the road in the BMW SC6. My work is still very exciting: I have recently worked on high performance Ethernet and Video capture and replay.

What I love the most about EB is that I can work together with a lot of different people, not only here in Vienna, but also in Germany, Romania, France, and the US. Moreover, we are extremely flexible with our working hours – a great aspect for me as a young dad. And the office is very modern and close to the center.”

Jaisha Menon

Growing as an individual
Jaisha Menon
Growing professionally and privately

Jaisha Menon, Technical Specialist in India

“I joined Elektrobit’s IT team in December 2016. I get to work with the very best people and the latest technologies in the global industry. EB’s flexible working hours are really helpful for me to keep my work-life balance in check. I am able to voice my opinion and give feedback about my work, my role, and my career aspirations. I feel confident that I am at the right place with immense opportunities not only for my career growth but my personal growth as well. Since I joined EB, I have been looking forward to coming to work every day feeling great!!!”

Sabin Coanda

Software development – my way of life
Sabin Coanda
Software development as a way of life

Sabin Coanda, Senior Project Manager in Romania

With more than 20 years of experience in software development in the automation and automotive industry, working with different programming languages from assembler to high level, Sabin is a flexible person and open to changes. He joined Elektrobit Romania on day one, and has passed on his experience to different teams of the Navigation domain for more than 4 years. Now he is involved in Adaptive AUTOSAR.
“For me software development is a way of life. It’s not routine and it’s not boring. There are daily challenges when I’m working for projects in the company, but I see them just as opportunities to fix and improve things. I’m even more delighted when I succeed together with my team. It’s a pleasure to work with such highly skilled people and I like it when people around me are happy. I think the friendly and flexible environment at Elektrobit is a key for the team cooperation, and finally for good results.”

Tero Maijala

My mark on the future
Tero Maijala
Take responsibility and work on something meaningful

Tero Maijala, Technical Lead in Finland

“I started at EB in 2017 to work in the automotive business in Oulu. Our branch office is growing and thus provides a lot of opportunities. I started developing AUTOSAR modules from scratch after two weeks training. This felt like a huge challenge, but I received a lot of encouragement and support to keep on learning and pushing my boundaries. After a while I became the technical lead of our module development team. It’s great to work in the automotive industry. We deal with topics that drive the future. I want to leave my mark on the future and do something meaningful, something that touches our daily lives. EB offers great opportunities if you want them but provides also the possibility to balance your workload when, for example, your personal life requires it. For me, EB is a great place to work at.”

Yuan Jiajia

Taking opportunities
Yuan Jiajia
Opportunities to grow

Yuan Jiajia, Team Manager in China

“I started at Elektrobit, in 2011, as a Senior Test Engineer working on the China variant for a huge navigation project for an international OEM. Although we met a lot of challenges, we could ensure a successful SOP, and I learned a lot about EB’s navigation technology and products and really enjoyed the global team cooperation.

I gained great experience to discuss topics with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers which gave me the confidence and ability to start a new role as Project Manager. It was also an amazing experience to build up a team for global map compilation here in China. Elektrobit has provided so many opportunities to grow my career, and now I start again with a new role of Line Manager which will bring me more challenges and responsibilities. But with the very good support of our great team here I can continue to develop my career. I am confidently looking forward to having more and more EB products on the road..”

Niko Donath

Proud of the work we do
Nikolaus Donath

Proud of my work

Nikolaus Donath, Project Manager in Austria

“I joined EB in 2011 as project manager of a project team located in Vienna dealing with automotive communication software. Now I am responsible for an international multi-site project. I enjoy working in a highly professional software company, developing accordingly to highest quality standards to deliver software which is used in a large number of cars. Seeing a car on the road with my software in it makes me proud. With the most recent developments in automotive software, work never gets boring and there is always a chance to learn new things.

What I like the most about EB is the good team spirit and the collaboration with colleagues also from other EB sites. It’s great to always find an expert for each subject who can support you in your work. I also appreciate the high flexibility when organizing my work. On some days I leave earlier for a private appointment and on other days I stay longer in exchange.”

Stephanie Hollyer

Challenges and success
Stephanie Hollyer
Challenges and success

Stephanie Hollyer, Manager in the USA

“I started with EB in 2011 as a graphics contractor. I quickly progressed from design to requirements documentation and finally landed in speech testing. The test engineer position was a complete career change for me, and I was a bit unsure of what I was getting myself into. The awesome work environment and team greatly influenced my decision to give this role a try. As it turned out, I really enjoyed the Test Engineer role, and with the support of the team, I quickly ramped up and built the skill level that is needed to accomplish each assignment.
Throughout my career at EB, I have always communicated one necessity: to stay challenged. Today, I find myself yet again in a new role learning new responsibilities and skills as a Line Manager. I have been fortunate and grateful to experience so many new opportunities here at EB. With the support of a highly skilled and dynamic team, I have been able to continue my career growth. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!”

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Doing meaningful work
Ukko Finning
Doing meaningful work

Ukko Finning, Senior Software Engineer in Finland

“I started as a software engineer in the Hybrid Navigation Team, and after that I have worked for Routing and now Electronic Horizon in a multi-site team. I enjoy my work and find it meaningful – day by day we make the world a safer and eco-friendlier place. It is important to be constantly curious, eager to learn, and read up on new research.

We have a very good spirit at the Oulu office – the office is modern, there is enough room for everyone and collaboration is good. The growing field of business and the top-notch people make EB the best place to be – it is so cool to be part of the future and newest innovations!”

Tero Maijala

Work environment comes first
Ioana Boricean
Empowering work environment

Ioana Boricean, Software Engineer in Romania

Ioana started as apprentice at Elektrobit in 2013 when she was a student in the Applied Computer Science program at Transilvania University of Brasov. With focus on Lane Detection, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in 2015, after which she started a Master program in the field of Modern Technologies in Software System Engineering
“Brasov is “my place to be”, even if I love traveling and discovering new places. I was raised and I also studied in Brasov, and now, with a job that I like, I continue to enjoy my city. I like to work at EB because for me the working environment comes first. The colleagues make every working day a joy. Everyone is flexible, knowledgeable, and caring. I love having the freedom to experiment and fail, learn all the time from the best, work hard, and being recognized for doing so.”

Nicolas Bouchiat

Freedom and openness
Nicolas Bouchiat
Freedom and openness

Nicolas Bouchiat, Country Engineering Manager in France

Nicolas started as a trainee at NCS in 2003 and soon took over the technical responsibility. When NCS was acquired by EB in 2008, Nicolas became team leader of the French team. Today he is Country Engineering Manager in charge of the projects report and the solution management. He makes sure that a continuous link is kept with innovation programs and makes also cross-collaboration work smoothly.
“I am very pleased to work at EB. As an employee you have of course to perform the required tasks and you also have freedom to act. Our management is open to discussion and has an open ear for your statements. In France, we have the advantage to be a small team and at the same time to belong to a larger and international company.”

Mariko Ikeda

Balance in practice
Mariko Ikeda
Balance in practice

Mariko Ikeda, Service Manager in Japan

She started as an HR Administration and Accounting support in 2006. In 2009, she took a maternity leave as the first person in EB Japan and returned in 2010. Since then, she has been focusing on HR and Marketing, and now leads the Support Function team as Service Manager with shortened working hours.

“Cooperative colleagues, a supportive working environment, and the corporate culture help me to keep my work-life balance.”

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Worldwide but together
Mari Lukkarinen
Worldwide but together

Mari Lukkarinen, Senior Project Manager in Finland

“I have been working at EB Finland since 2014. At first, I shared the project managing responsibility with a German colleague and after a year I was given the opportunity to lead the project all by myself. I am still working on the same project and at the moment we are working together with German, French, and Finnish colleagues to win a new project from the same customer.

I truly find EB a great place to work – few of the best things are international atmosphere, professional customers, and our international team. EB works very well across different countries and cities, and I find it really important that we are enthusiastic and open to work with each other!

Worldwide diversity

We are made up from 64 various nationalities from different locations. Find out in which countries Elektrobit has offices.