I started at Pinja's Kuopio office in 2016 with only a few people working here at that time. Now, the number of employees at the Kuopio office has multiplied and the entire company staff has almost doubled. Despite the growth, I feel that we have managed to remain agile. In the managerial team, this becomes evident from transparency of operations, there are no cliques.
In my job, I like the most the versatility and freedom of work, as well as leading people. I can plan my workdays by myself. Although my job title is project manager, my duties may also include coding and sales.
I appreciate the strong professional approach at Pinja, our processes are functioning. In digital business, for example, the employee turnover rate is low. This is a clear sign of something.
The best thing in my job is: Cooperative spirit and coffee break jokes.
I come from the countryside and I knew from an early age that electrical engineering was my sort of thing. Instead of senior high school, I selected the vocational college in Kuopio, in the Northern Savonia region. At this time, I also worked as a farmhand picking stones from the fields, doing haywork and feeding cows, etc. This has taught me to value my current work in a clean indoor environment.
I started studying the electric power field at the Savonia University of Applied Sciences and, after the first year, got a summer job at Kuopion Energia, in the street lights team. Relatively soon, I changed to software technology after coming to the conclusion that this area would offer better job opportunities.
I was employed as a technical documentation officer by Mega Elektroniikka based in Kuopio, today known as Bittium Biosignals. I jumped to a coding engineer’s job working part-time alongside school. My first major assignment was a test software program, which also became my master's thesis.
I got a job at Procomp where we created audio test software to Nokia. I worked as a coding engineer, project manager and site manager. It was an interesting job providing a great viewpoint to Nokia’s mobile phone business; we were involved to the very end.
After Microsoft’s mobile phone business came to an end, it was time to discover new winds. I was employed as a “janitor” at Pinja’s Kuopio office. Although my job title was project manager, my duties might also include coding and sales. At first, my work included various project management and sales support tasks.
I was given the overall responsibility for one of our service products, the employee orientation training system TyPe. I enjoy taking on responsibility, I can cook “my preferred sausage”. Today, I wear four different hats: I am a project manager, product owner, HR supervisor and office coordinator.
I enjoy the versatility and freedom!
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