Name: Mikko Pakkanen
Education: M.Sc. Engineering (Software Technology)
Joined Elomatic: March 2017
Current Position: Software Developer
Tasks: Development and maintenance of 360°Tools maintenance software
"What I like most about my work at Elomatic is that I can be part of building a system that benefits customers and eases the daily work of maintenance staff. The customers’ wishes and development ideas become concrete when I think about their implementation and provide me with pleasant challenges and task diversity during the work day."
I heard that Elomatic was recruiting software developers while studying in the third year of my engineering studies at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. Having lived in Jyväskylä for a long time, the company was known to me and the job description also sounded interesting, so I decided to apply. We agreed on an interview time where from the first moment Elomatic impressed me and we agreed on a training contract. In hindsight, I have been satisfied with my tasks and colleagues.
How has it turned out?
During the trainee period I received a topic from Elomatic for my thesis: "Integration of GPS positioning with district heating company’s maintenance system”. In my thesis, the 360°Tools’ eMap software was updated and user positioning and its visualisation on a Google Maps-based application were added to the software. After completing my thesis and graduation from the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, I entered into a full-time contract with Elomatic and am continuing the development of my thesis topic.
What I do in my free time
I mainly spend my free time at the gym and playing video games, but depending on the seasons my hobbies also include hiking, snowboarding and jogging.