Ricardo’s Testimonial

De eerste testimonial van 2019! En meteen ook de eerste testimonial van een van onze Engels sprekende collega’s: Ricardo. Ricardo werkt sinds 2016 als consultant bij ALTEN Mechatronics. Hij is Portugees en koos er in 2015 voor om in Nederland te komen studeren en is hier vervolgens blijven wonen en werken.

“When I was graduating in Delft, I attended a control and simulation workfair organised by the student association of my faculty. ALTEN was there as well. They caught my eye immediately because they brought along this cool robot that was trying to balance on a ball – it seemed an interesting control challenge.

I talked to some nice people and made the decision on the spot to come work at ALTEN. They provide me with space to grow and to pursue my interests in a very productive yet friendly environment. Working as a consultant, has allowed me to acquire an extensive work experience by collaborating with different clients in varied projects, and facing different challenges.

ALTEN is one of the biggest players in Engineering Consultancy, which opens the doors for its consultants to work with the biggest and most exciting innovators in the field. This, combined with the friendly atmosphere and strong knowledge culture, makes for a rare and desirable combination.

I am currently working in the field of robotics, helping develop robotic applications for the packaging industry that are meant to work side-by-side with their fellow human colleagues. This in itself is a challenge, as the robot interface needs to be simple to understand; the robots need to be as fast as possible while being safe to be around while working. Working in a small team in this project makes it even more interesting, as roles within the team are not fixed, and so new challenges are always coming my way.”