In 2017 and, one month before I finalized my PhD, I started working at Bosch Termotecnologia as an Embedded Software Engineering. (see more)
My first contact with IT was in 2009 when I started my master thesis in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Aveiro. Mobility in heterogeneous networks was the theme and, it was my first contact with this “world”. After finalizing my master thesis on 2010, I continued my research on IT, in the same area but, now focused on LTE (4G) networks. In 2011 the opportunity to start a PhD on Electrical Engineering arised. It was something I had not considered in the past, but due to being able to continue my work, I ended up “accepting” this new challenge. After this decision, I was developing all my work on IT, working in several (but interconnected) topics: mobile networks, multihoming, resource management, machine learning, vehicular networks. This is what the PhD provide us: the ability to know, explore and try unknown paths. In 2017 and, one month before I finalized my PhD, I started working at Bosch Termotecnologia as an Embedded Software Engineering. This was a very challenging step: first time working outside of the academic world and, in a completely different area. I was integrated in a new team and, my first task was to develop/redesign firmware for one of the most complex heating system controllers of the department; during this time I was also involved in the specification/implementation of a new software architecture for embedded systems. In the last years, I became responsible by some Software Quality Assurance topics in the department and I’m currently a Scrum Master for a team that is developing a new product. Being part of the Bosch Center of Engineering of Aveiro, in this multinational company, also provides a lot of experience in a multicultural working environment. Now, looking to the past I can see that having a PhD is not only a personal achievement but, it also changes the way we think and face challenges. It give us competitive advantages and know-how to deal with different areas of knowledge with the acquired tools.