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Marcus is one of our hardware developer.

Marcus joined the development department for active elements and modules in September 2021. 

Marcus, what does your workday at E+E Elektronik look like?

As a product developer, I'm responsible for developing our CO2 modules. I spend most of the time sitting in front of my PC, modelling or performing simulations of the CO2 cells. For example, I look at how interference affects the performance of the modules and so we can filter the good and bad ideas and minimise sources of error by optimising the design. It's all about making the product as efficient as possible. This means that I always collaborate closely with Production and Process Development, and with my co-workers in Plant Engineering.

What is special about your work for you personally?

The technical challenges that my work involves motivate me. You need to take a variety of boundary conditions into account, the product price, size, the overall feasibility of the product in Production, and so on. Otherwise, no matter how good my idea is, if it's not feasible, it's irrelevant for us. I think it's great to know that the ideas and time I spend on product development will lead to a product that is available later and performs well on the market.

What makes E+E Elektronik the right employer for you?

There are two aspects: I'm genuinely interested in the subject matter and I feel very much at home in the company. The atmosphere in the office is just right, and there are also many activities with co-workers after work. Whether this is the annual Summer Fete or indoor soccer throughout the year. I like doing something with people from work from time to time and that strengthens our team structure.

What skills do you need in your position as a product developer?

Inventiveness, lots of creativity, a never-give-up mind set

An understanding of physics and technology goes without saying, but interdisciplinary thinking is equally important. You just can't afford to lose sight of the "bigger picture", have to keep on top of many sub-disciplines and should also be able to put yourself in the shoes of your co-workers handling different tasks in other divisions. This is the approach to successful collaboration with other departments.

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