What I like about Prodrive Technologies is that we develop our own software and hardware, while most companies which are active in the Internet of Things industry focus mainly on software. Being in full control of the software and hardware enables us to offer highly competitive solutions.
My usual day at work starts off with a beautiful bike ride to Prodrive Technologies. After arriving at work, it is time for the best thing to start the day with: a cup of good coffee.
The first thing on my agenda is a conference call with the customer to discuss the project’s progress. Specifically, this meeting is quite important, since next month a software release for the Telematics product is planned.
Just before lunch, I scheduled a meeting with Merijn about the implementation of a new functionality for the Telematics product. To finalize the boardsupport layer we need to design a state machine which handles the wireless connections of the product. The application will interact with the state machine to enable WLAN or cellular. The state machine will take care of maintaining an active WLAN or cellular connection to being able to push the gathered data to the cloud.
Within Prodrive Technologies you can have quite a lot of freedom and responsibility. For example, as an embedded software developer I need to make sure the software I am end-responsible for is tested thoroughly before being deployed in the field.
During lunch I get to enjoy a healthy meal in the cafeteria and a brief walk outside. After lunch I head straight to the lab to setup the nightly run tests. Testing software and hardware separately is important but running integrations tests is key before deploying any new functionality in the field. These nightly tests run every night to assure both software and hardware are still working correctly.
In the evening I planned some drinks with my colleagues at my place to look back at another productive day.