One of the pioneers of our office is Aatu. He works at KNL as an SW Engineer. “I studied telecommunications and software engineering at University and worked a few years in a mobile business before I started at KNL in 2013”, Aatu summarises.
From junior to senior
At first, Aatu started working with our CNHF radio software. “Everyone that has worked in a startup company knows, that in the beginning you get a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of freedom. We developers really need to put effort into planning our product to practice.”
Nowadays, Aatu is doing software development and software architecture. “I’ve been a technical lead in some of our software projects, meaning that I’m in charge of software development at an in depth level, and responsible for the bigger picture of software architecture.” Within the last few years, Aatu has also taken a few junior SW Engineers under his wing. Supporting new employees, continuous improvement and self-development are important things at KNL.
Work that matters
“At KNL the experts are highly trusted. You are responsible of making your own solutions and decisions. Within our rather small team, everyone has their own role, and that makes work more and more significant” Aatu tells and continues, “I like to see when our products are actually taken into use by our customers. Then I can see the results of my work in action and that encourages me to continue.”
Bug bounty hunter at nights
When you can’t find Aatu in our office, he’s probably at home hacking. Legally. “A few years ago, I started hacking for fun in my free time. This is actually called bug bounty hunting.” Aatu finds potential customers through bug bounty platforms and tries to find vulnerabilities on their websites. If you manage to find bugs, you can sometimes earn reward money. “Actually, one of the better known companies, whose website I’ve found vulnerabilities on is Tesla.” Aatu is also an active jogger and cross-country skier during winter.