Go back

Meet Mikko Mattila, Wireless Performance Test Engineer

It is time to introduce you to our team member, Mikko Mattila. Mikko has been part of the Verkotan team for a year now and he is eager to share his thoughts about working at Verkotan. He will also share light on what does a wireless performance test engineer’s job entail.

By Oona | on 24.11.2020 at 09:47 GMT+0200.

Meet Mikko Mattila, Wireless Performance Test Engineer

Mikko has studied computer engineering and he has previously been working at Elektrobit nowadays called Bittium. At Elektrobit he worked with a project regarding WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) base stations. In between Mikko has been working in a totally different fields, but returned to continuously challenging wireless world. Mikko has the desire and passion to constantly develop himself which has driven him to continue his studies in the field of computer science. Most recently Mikko has worked as a software designer and a year ago he started in his current position at Verkotan.

As a wireless performance test engineer, Mikko is responsible of designing and constructing of the measurement setups, OTA (over-the-air) measurement of various radio devices and analysis and reporting of measurement results. Let us see what Mikko thinks about working at Verkotan.

What is the main problem within the industry and how do you respond to that in your everyday work?

Technology is constantly developing, for us this means new devices with new technologies to be tested. This job shows concretely how fast technology is evolving and how it is utilized. It is also the reason why it is important to stay aware of the latest testing techniques and constantly develop the existing ones. 

What are the values that drive you?

Mutual trust and flexibility are important for me. Here at Verkotan both of these have worked well.

What behaviour or personality trait do you attribute your success to and why? 

I guess it is the stubbornness and relentlessness that have contributed to my own success. When I start doing something, I do it no matter what.

What are your impressions from working at Verkotan so far?

I have enjoyed working at Verkotan. Working here can be described to be very diverse. It is not just sitting in front of a computer. Cases are not from the simplest end, and this keeps the interest high. Also suitably relaxed and good work atmosphere makes working pleasant.

What is the most challenging aspect of your work?

New technologies bring challenges to everyday work, while making the work very interesting and rewarding.

How did you find joining the team when you first started at the company?

I was received very well. People here are really open and warm, so it has been extremely easy to adapt here.

Are you satisfied with your current position? Do you feel the job is challenging enough for example in terms of knowledge and experience?

I am satisfied with my present position. I am still a “rookie” in this job, I learn new things every day and work is truly rewarding. The best thing is that the results of my own work are immediately visible in the measurement results.

Verkotan is always seeking enthusiastic specialists in the wireless industry to be part of our team. If you are interested in working here, send us an open application!