Since March 2022, I have been fully dedicated to exciting and challenging tasks in the area of Sales & Marketing.
“I have been part of iSYS RTS since 2017. What I particularly appreciate about my tasks – the variety! No day is the same as the next. My responsibilities range from general administration, order processing and shipping our products to topics concerning the general design of our two locations. I also get to live out my creative side in the context of planning various events and marketing activities. I appreciate the trust my supervisor places in me. I like to think back to our summer party in 2019, which I was responsible for planning. A balmy summer evening by the lake, cool drinks, good food and all employees together with their partners in a relaxed setting – that was great and reflects the family-like working atmosphere as well as the trusting and respectful collaboration! As a support staff member, I don’t delve that deeply into the technical issues. That’s why I find the product developed by our colleagues and its function at the end all the more fascinating. You are ahead of the majority and know very early which innovative functions will be found in vehicles in the future.
FORMER HARDWARE ENGINEER
As a hardware engineer, I have been part of the iSYS RTS hardware team since 2017. After completing my master’s thesis, I was taken on in a permanent position.
What comes to mind when I think of iSYS RTS? Familiar, flexible and a tinkering workshop through and through (in a positive sense, of course). I particularly like my varied area of responsibility and the fact that in my role I am involved from the beginning to the end of the development process and so I am not just an easily replaceable link in the whole chain. As a technical contact, I accompany the development process from the concept to the production of the first prototypes and finally to the series production. Specifically, this includes concept, circuit diagram and layout creation, prototype assembly with soldering, commissioning and also software support. Special tasks are also part of the job. For example, I was involved in setting up our own laboratory and, if the workload allows it, we continuously rework internal processes. The everyday working life at iSYS RTS is not nearly as anonymous as I imagine it would be in a very large company. This is particularly reflected in the close daily teamwork, the respectful interaction and the constant exchange among each other. Problems that initially seem very complex can be solved quickly and easily through the opinions and experiences of my teammates. The most exciting project so far has been a modular software development platform in which the whole team was involved. Here, parts of the project were developed by all team members. It was especially important to exchange ideas intensively within the team in order to develop compatible hardware. In the course of this project, each team member was also able to ideally play to his or her strengths – as if it were a project and a team event at the same time. My best experience at iSYS RTS? Joint undertakings, such as our participation in the B2Run company run, are always a lot of fun for me – especially because so far I have always achieved my target of a respectable place in the iSYS standings.
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
I joined iSYS RTS as head of development in 2019. I made a conscious decision to move from a large corporation to a medium-sized company. At iSYS RTS, a young, ambitious, versatile and broad-based company with short decision-making and communication paths awaited me.
Varied tasks, a lot of responsibility, a strong team spirit and “everything under one roof” – my expectations of a new employer were fulfilled. I find the teamwork at iSYS RTS particularly pleasant and uncomplicated. Together with my teams of system architecture, hardware development, software development as well as testing and validation, I am responsible for all development topics at iSYS RTS. My job as development manager involves a lot of coordination with the project participants, the various specialist departments and the respective employees. Whenever possible, I incorporate small workshops into the daily work routine in order to promote new processes, ideas or improvements. The input from different perspectives is particularly valuable for me. My most exciting project so far has been an automatic door handle for an American start-up. Together with our partner, we were able to enhance the customer experience through a clever electronic solution using applicable haptic technologies. On top of that, we managed to achieve cost savings and ultimately to win a new customer for us. My best experience at iSYS RTS? At first glance rather unspectacular, but our daily software development stand-ups during the door drive project were quite something. I am always amazed to see how powerful even a small company can be by having a strong team spirit at the right moment.
My name is Dominik and I joined iSYS RTS as a hardware developer after completing my master’s degree in electrical engineering and information technology. I would describe iSYS RTS as young, flexible and aspiring.
Aspiring because there are determined growth plans, they actively work on acquiring challenging and exciting projects and thus constantly develop themselves further, all very close to the current state of the art. Meanwhile, as a hardware architect, I deal with very diverse topics. I mainly take care of the concept development in the bidding phases. In larger projects, I coordinate the developers involved in the project and distribute task packages, for example. I am also responsible for prototype development, development of demonstrators, software development for commissioning, mechanical development (housing concepts) and working on the development of end-of-line test systems as part of a project team. Varied sums it up to the point. Due to the size of the company, there is a very broad range of tasks and so far little specialisation – so you have the opportunity to contribute your own ideas and help shape products and processes. I particularly like the flexible working hours, the fact that everyone supports each other with their specific know-how and that there are very short lines of communication. Looking back, I found the development of an end-of-line tester the most exciting so far, because it was an interdisciplinary project that included the fields of mechanics, software and hardware. Working together, we developed a very good, generic concept. When developing new end-of-line testers, we now only have to adapt specific parts. I also like to think back to our visits to the Wiesn. At these events you can feel the family atmosphere at iSYS.
WORKING STUDENT SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
I have been working in the company since 2019 in the software development team. I started as an intern and then wrote my bachelor’s thesis in cooperation with iSYS RTS. After submitting my bachelor’s thesis, I had the opportunity to continue working at iSYS RTS as an working student during my master’s degree.
I am pleasantly surprised that I am regarded as a fully-fledged employee here and am treated fairly. Instead of doing monotonous temporary jobs, I am involved in challenging and exciting projects and tasks, which I can complete independently, on my own responsibility and with a lot of freedom to make decisions. The best thing about it – I also learn a lot for my studies that I can put into practice directly. In regular meetings, I exchange ideas with my team colleagues, get new tasks and, of course, help if I am at a loss. The most exciting thing so far has been my bachelor’s thesis. It’s nice to be appreciated for my final thesis, because it was one of the cornerstones of a project that is now running at iSYS RTS. My personal highlight so far? *grins* Our Christmas party and our occasional brainstorming sessions after work. I have rarely experienced such an open, sincere, friendly and collaborative team, even outside working hours.