A courageous leap from massive company to pioneering start-up — Timo Lehto’s journey at Starship started 2.5 years in the past and continues to offer 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 the planet. Collectively together with his staff he builds the way forward for Starship by exploring the unknown. Every single day.
After spending greater than a decade working in a giant company inside maritime logistics, Timo Lehto determined to affix Starship and assist us make low value, handy and sustainable supply out there to all. As our Product Supervisor in Helsinki, Timo is driving the software program growth of autonomous gear fleets and associated merchandise and options.
In winter, he gladly steers north to the mountains for some downhill snowboarding, a standard curiosity of all members of the Lehto household, in addition to the sauna, open hearth and night board video games.
What’s the perfect half about your job?
“It’s the half the place I must look forward. To establish what we have to do on this very second, or a yr 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 count on various things. That exploration of the unknown may be very thrilling.”
Inform us in regards to the tradition at Starship. How is it completely different from different firms?
“For me, it’s fairly distinctive in the way in which 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 greatest to get us there.”
Of the initiatives you’ve been concerned in to date, which do you take into account crucial?
“I’m very fascinated by Situational Consciousness. We’re organising distant places, and we have to present an environment friendly strategy to know what’s going on with our robots and operations, all over the place and at all times. We want to have the ability to take motion if one thing goes mistaken. It’s an ongoing and enjoyable problem.”
Do you suppose there’s life on different planets?
Life in all probability exists on different planets, possibly even at this precise time. Though intelligence is more durable and extra unlikely to search out. There’s been life on Earth for just a few billion years, and it is just within the final 100 years that we have now 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 in regards to the Helsinki staff!
“Like most groups at Starship, the Helsinki staff 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 staff, and now after being right here for two.5 years, I can say that it’s extremely helpful to have a number of cultures represented. Our very completely different backgrounds present contemporary views and a wider angle to unravel issues. Oh yeah, and we meet for breakfast each Wednesday. That’s enjoyable!”
Talking of the Helsinki staff, we are literally trying to develop our fleet, creating a brand new cross-functional staff with software program engineers, product designers, information analysts and product managers. Be a part of Timo’s staff and be part of our extraordinary journey right here.