Project Engineer - Software
On a daily basis, she deals with a number of different tasks within the development, planning and operation of IT systems.
Alice works as a Project Engineer in our Test Systems department at our head office in Hinnerup. On a daily basis, she deals with a number of different tasks within the development, planning and operation of IT systems. This includes the development of HMI for our test benches, GUI, coordination tasks, documentation of processes and workflows, and administrative tasks related to management and resource management. Also, Alice, with her always happy mood, introduces new employees to our software department.
What is Alice's background?
In 2007, Alice graduated as an information technologist from Business Academy Aarhus, where she learned to use programming as a profession. But Alice's interest in systems development and programming goes back to her childhood when her parents' interest in IT meant she always had a computer and the latest game consoles available. Alice also chose to take an ICT class at Holbæk business college, where she was introduced to web programming, tabulation and formatting, etc. All of this has made Alice super-skilled at coding, ensured that she has a good overview of complex databases, and uses her acquired skills every day to develop projects and advise our customers.
Today, Alice lives near Randers with her husband, and although she also programs a lot in her spare time, she appreciates having time to sew, bake, play golf and play Dungeons and Dragons. Alice gives high priority to associational life and hobbies, which is why R&D's flexible structure suits her well. "When I was hired by R&D in 2017, I chose to work 32 hours instead of 37 hours. Thereby, I can work flexitime so I can occasionally take a day off. This was not a problem at all", Alice says.
At R&D, I have colleagues with whom I can talk to. We can spar with each other on the various projects. And people do want to help - even if it is across departments and competencies
How is it to work at R&D?
When Alice started at R&D, there were two main reasons why she decided to make a career change. Firstly, she wanted to work more with user interfaces. And although Alice describes herself as a bit of an all-rounder, her primary tasks are to make HMI for our test benches and develop the GUI. "At R&D, I help figure out what makes the most sense for the end-user. Thereby, I develop and decide what the end products of our projects look like".
Secondly, Alice was previously employed by a company whose culture did not suit her well. "I have found out that the work culture and work environment is essential to me", mentions Alice. To this she adds," At R&D, I have colleagues with whom I can talk to. We can spar with each other on the various projects. And people do want to help - even if it is across departments and competencies". Alice also mentions that R&D's flat organisational structure makes it quick and easy to get in touch with managers and other decision-makers. This means that we can quickly move forward with projects and deliver the most optimal solutions to our customers.