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John Oldridge, Software Engineer

John Oldridge works as a software engineer at Sensirion AG in Stäfa. He enjoys spending time outdoors. Be it with his hobbies climbing and trail running or having lunch on the Sensirion roof top terrace.

The native New Zealander moved to Zurich for his master studies in Energy Sciences & Technology at the ETH. After 3 years of professional experience with solar modules, the time had come for a new chapter. John spent more than a year travelling around the world and finally returned to Switzerland, looking for a professional change.

How did you hear about Sensirion and what motivated you to apply?

Sensirion was known to me from my master's degree. I always heard positive things About the company and therefore I looked for open positions. I wanted to change from process engineering to software development and decided this was the best time to do so. The position as software engineer at Sensirion appealed to me, as there is still a close connection to engineering and the software is used for real-world applications.

What do you like most about your job?

I am working on machines that are used everyday at Sensirion, thus I get to see the immediate impact of my work. What I also like is working with process engineers to troubleshoot problems on the production machines as well as the daily interaction with my colleagues from all departments.

What skills are the most important for your job? What superpower would be the most beneficial for your work?

It think it is important to have an eye for detail and to work in a structured manner. A perfect memory as a superpower would certainly support my work Performance!

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