Senior software engineer, Aachen
Hello Ann-Marie, please tell us a bit about yourself.
My name’s Ann-Marie and I've been working in the Development division at IVU in Aachen since 2016.
After leaving school, I initially trained as mechatronics engineer. I then did a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in systems engineering and automation. By that point, I was already focusing on IT and software development.
What was it like starting out at IVU?
My start at IVU was really enjoyable. In my early days, I had a dedicated contact person – a buddy – who devoted more time than I ever would have expected to helping me to resolve problems. So I felt that my initial phase was very positive, and I was pleased that I wasn't left to fend for myself straight away.
What do you like about IVU?
I particularly like the wide range of tasks, the variety. The open working atmosphere is also great. The doors are always open, which I really like. This also makes you less inhibited about just going over to someone and asking for help. I also like the fact that instead of having typical core working hours, you can organise your own day to a large extent. That gives you a lot of flexibility.
How would you describe the collaboration within the team?
Everyone is allowed, enabled and encouraged to contribute their own ideas – regardless of their level of experience. There's a really strong team spirit. This means that IVU is very open and helpful. There's always time to discuss things. As well as engendering a pleasant working atmosphere, this also makes many things much simpler.
What do applicants need to be successful in your job?
My job mainly involves solution-oriented thinking and an interest in the blend of hardware and software development as well as the embedded area
What word would you use to describe IVU?
Interesting. Because I find the subject matter interesting, but also because I can help to shape something relevant that makes life easier for me and probably for many others.