Meet Isak, Electronics Engineer and motorbike enthusiast
February 15, 2023
- Job role: Electronics Engineer
- Team: Fixed Dome Cameras (within the R&D team)
- Office location: Axis HQ, Lund, Sweden
- Time at Axis: 2 years
- Fun fact: Enjoys making pizzas and has built 3 pizza ovens
What is your role at Axis?
I work as an Electronics Engineer, so I make some of the electronics that are used in our cameras. This involves a lot of different things, but mainly it’s a mix of design, verification, and testing.
This means we often design the electronic parts, then verify with colleagues that the design is solid, and then we have a lot of equipment we can use to test our designs and products to make sure they are up to the standards we require.
What does a typical day at work look like for you?
It depends a lot on which phase of the project I might be in. Electronic Engineers at Axis are usually always working on at least one project, sometimes multiple. It’s a mix of sitting at a computer doing circuit design, research or documentation and report work. Then there are parts ordering and testing. There is lab work involved too when we need to work on certain parts. We often have discussions with colleagues to make sure we are working on the right tracks.
It’s very social work. You can be stuck in the lab doing testing sometimes, but you also get to talk to a lot of people, maybe help them review their projects. You are also helping other departments with problem solving. Of course, there are a lot of meetings as well. In that way there is always a lot of variety in the job. I really enjoy this variety. I am rarely working on the same task for long periods, and I always have more than one task at hand, so if I need to switch it up, I can do so. This keeps me productive and make my work enjoyable.
What piece of advice would you give to those looking to secure a career with Axis?
One thing we always look for at Axis is people showing an interest in learning and personal development. It’s always a bonus if you have the right competencies, but the key to a good career at Axis is an interest tech, development, and in the field you’re applying for. Axis can teach you so many things, so you don’t need to be a fully experienced engineer, for example, to apply for a job at Axis. You can learn that here. Interest and willingness to learn will get you a really long way.
What does work-life balance mean to you?
Having a good work-life balance is very important to us here. I have a lot of hobbies, which are good ways for me to relax, especially if I’m doing office work, I can get quite tired mentally. To know that I can take some opportunities to relax and recharge helps keep me sharp in my work. I think Axis really helps with that. We have flexible working hours for instance. So, when you’re feeling extra motivated to work you can start a bit earlier or stay a bit later. Equally when you need a bit of a break you can leave a bit early to do something to recharge. It’s really important to have something outside of work. It can give you perspective of creativity as well, to think outside the box when you do other things.
Tell us something about yourself most people won’t know
I am great pizza baker. I’ve even built three pizza ovens. I live in a small apartment, so I don’t have them there, but my parents have two. Now I have a portable one and I’ll bring it to work, and we’ll have department after-work events, where we’ll hang out and make pizzas. I’ve inspired some colleagues to get pizza ovens too, so last time we had three on the go at once. It’s a really nice, social thing to do and people enjoy it. It’s very down to earth to hang out and make pizzas together either at work with colleagues or at the beach with my brother.
Would you like to be a part of the team and join the pizza events? Apply now.