A courageous leap from huge company to pioneering start-up — Timo Lehto’s journey at Starship started 2.5 years in the past and continues to supply him that further one thing in life. As Product Supervisor, he thrives on the alternative to construct merchandise in-house that don’t but exist on this planet. Collectively along with his group he builds the way forward for Starship by exploring the unknown. Day-after-day.
After spending greater than a decade working in an enormous company inside maritime logistics, Timo Lehto determined to hitch Starship and assist us make low price, handy and sustainable supply out there to all. As our Product Supervisor in Helsinki, Timo is driving the software program improvement of autonomous gear fleets and associated merchandise and options.
In winter, he gladly steers north to the mountains for some downhill snowboarding, a typical curiosity of all members of the Lehto household, in addition to the sauna, open fire and night board video games.
What’s one of the best half about your job?
“It’s the half the place I must look forward. To determine what we have to do on this very second, or a 12 months or two from now, to succeed in our long-term aim. I’m intrigued by the fixed adaption the place we offer a human component to a system the place the function of the human adjustments. Because the system evolves we begin to anticipate various things. That exploration of the unknown may be very thrilling.”
Inform us concerning the tradition at Starship. How is it completely different from different firms?
“For me, it’s fairly distinctive in the best way that all of us share the identical aim: there’s no further politics or debate. I’ve by no means labored in an organization earlier than the place it’s so clear the place we’re going. And all people tries to do their finest to get us there.”
Of the tasks you’ve been concerned in thus far, which do you contemplate an important?
“I’m very fascinated by Situational Consciousness. We’re organising distant areas, and we have to present an environment friendly solution to know what’s going on with our robots and operations, all over the place and at all times. We’d like to have the ability to take motion if one thing goes mistaken. It’s an ongoing and enjoyable problem.”
Do you assume there’s life on different planets?
Life most likely exists on different planets, perhaps even at this actual time. Though intelligence is tougher and extra unlikely to seek out. There’s been life on Earth for just a few billion years, and it is just within the final 100 years that we’ve been in a position to talk past this planet. So, the chance is that civilisations will miss one another in time.
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Inform us one thing concerning the Helsinki group!
“Like most groups at Starship, the Helsinki group is worldwide. My teammates are from everywhere in the world, and there are only a few of us who can truly communicate Finnish. For me, it was new to be a part of such a global group, and now after being right here for two.5 years, I can say that it’s extremely beneficial to have a number of cultures represented. Our very completely different backgrounds present contemporary views and a wider angle to resolve issues. Oh yeah, and we meet for breakfast each Wednesday. That’s enjoyable!”
Talking of the Helsinki group, we are literally seeking to broaden our fleet, creating a brand new cross-functional group with software program engineers, product designers, information analysts and product managers. Be a part of Timo’s group and be a part of our extraordinary journey right here.