How and when did you end up at Mtech?
It will be 11 years this May. I studied computer science at the Helsinki University and reckoned that Mtech would be close enough from home which was important at the time since my kids were still small. My job interview was for a position as a tester. At the interview, Christian (Jurvanen) asked me how does recursion move vertically in a binary tree. I managed to draw this on the whiteboard and was hired as a developer. That was back in 2008. I’ve had no regrets.
What have you been doing at Mtech?
I started as a developer and later became a software administrator. At a certain point, I also had the title of senior specialist. Then I became the team leader for the Nordic team and in 2017, the director of the Nordic line.
What is your normal day like?
I have many meetings, internal and external. I really like interacting with customers; it is great fun. Now that we are working more closely with Neviso and Biocode and putting more effort into marketing, my work has once again become much more exciting, as we accent international work more than before.
What kind of things do you decide upon and what tasks have you usually got during the day?
In practice, I am involved in almost all of our international projects. In some, I am the project manager. Usually, there are 2-4 bigger projects going on in addition to smaller ventures with different customers. I also participate in several Nordic boards to discuss certain projects and their progress. My hands are still deep in the soil. I was still programming until a few years ago but unfortunately have no time for that anymore. I am still missing that though because programming is really fun.
What kind of things excite you at work?
We have a very good team of talented people with whom the customers are also very satisfied. The customers are wonderful and it is always exciting to work with them. People, in general.
What is your nicest Mtech-related memory?
When I finally graduated from university in the summer of 2014, my colleagues organised a small party. That was terrific.
What do you do on your free time?
I have two children in competitive sports. I pay, I transport, I cheer and make tons of food. Both boys are playing volleyball on the national level, which means we travel almost every weekend, and that is what takes most of my free time. If I have time in the locker room during their practice, I take a nap or read an ebook from my Kindle app.
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