Meet Jacob Pørksen Buch, who joined our team on the 4th of December! The 29 year old will support us as a software developer and will mainly focus on the PLC of our machines.
Jacob has a strong educational background from University of Southern Denmark, as he did a Master’s in Robotics and started a PhD directly afterwards. Within his PhD, Jacob worked with industrial robots in a series of work-cases where he used robots like the Kuka iiwa and UR5 and simulated these systems. Already for his Bachelor’s project, Jacob developed a robotized tabletop game, for which he worked with similar elements like the ones we use for our machines: cameras, motors, and sensors.
In addition to Jacob’s education, he is a great fit for our team because of his passion about his field of work, which does not stop after working hours:
“In my free time, I do a lot of ‘nerding’ with small mechanical, programming and electrical projects.”
Jacob also likes to play board games and is always searching for new ones such as ‘7 Wonders’, ‘King of Tokyo’, and ‘Smash Up’. He started kitesurfing as a sporting balancing, and further trains boxing and Crossfit on an almost daily basis. This summer, Jacob walked the first 500 kilometer of the Camino de Santiago and afterwards went to Thailand for a month.
We met Jacob at a job fair in Odense this fall and directly recognized Jacob’s fit for our open position in PLC programming. After he came by the office for an interview and the other Laundrynerds met him, we made our decision pretty quick – Jacob started his job already a week after his interview.
During his fist days, Jacob was helping to assemble an RFID-module in the workshop, on whose programming he will also be working in the next weeks.
“I love working here so far. All people are so nice, talkative and very helpful. I very much looking forward to getting my computer so I can also start programming the machinery.”
We are looking forward to working with you, Jacob. Welcome!