Developing the radio remote control of the future involves more than technology. It’s a creative job.
As Manager for the Electronics Engineering team, Vedran is involved in developing the radio remote control products and functions of the future. In his job, there is seldom a standard solution to a problem. He has to be creative and find new solutions.
Radio control functionality requirements often vary widely between customers. We customise our standard products in many different ways, for instance with buttons, joysticks, screens and functions. And we develop new solutions to make radio remote control systems even safer and more user-friendly.
“The process often starts with a customer request, or when we discover an internal need for a new function. What makes it fun is that each project is a unique challenge. We seldom know in advance how to best solve a problem,” he says.
Vedran studied electronics at high school, and initially spent a few years working at Ericsson. But after a while he realised he wanted to go further, so he opted to study electrical engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
“After graduating from KTH, I wanted to find a technology-driven company in Stockholm that offered freedom to work creatively and plan goals. By chance, a childhood friend called and told me that Scanreco was seeking an engineer. And that’s how I ended up here.”
Vedran has been with Scanreco for 13 years and is still happy here. Being an engineer in a smaller company means you have a wider variety of work tasks. As a result, the job is never boring.
“It’s cool that we’re a world leader in radio remote control! There’s a lot happening right now, with new products and new customers. It’s always fun to go to work.”
Although Vedran loves problem solving, it can be challenging to always have to come up with creative solutions.
“Luckily, it’s never down to just one person. We work closely as a team and spark ideas off each other. We also collaborate with other departments such as software and mechanics. There are few things as exciting as seeing the final developed product.”