“Startup Culture with Big Business Resources”: Why Work at Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning Division


Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division is recruiting! In this article, Hexagon interviews Michael Kuzma, an Embedded Implementation Engineer, to ask, “Why work at Hexagon?” »

GPS positioning technologies are all around us to the point where they are almost invisible and are expected to “just work”. As positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies develop and continue to enable autonomy, more and more people will rely on these solutions. However, the research and development work of autonomy and positioning technologies is anything but invisible.

The tech industry accounts for 10.5% of total US GDP, and the sector is expected to grow 6.7% by the end of this year. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has seen employment in the industry increase by 46% over 2021 employment rates. All signs point to growth, but what does a tech person look for in a workplace? ?

Michael Kuzma, an embedded implementation engineer in Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division, started out as an intern looking for a startup environment in Morton, Illinois.

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“Michael Kuzma has worked in Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning division for the past three years, starting as an intern and progressing to an in-vehicle implementation engineer.”

“I was very interested in the fast-paced environment with an upbeat and relaxed culture,” Kuzma said. “It has the culture of a startup while having the resources and reach of a large company.”

As someone who works in engineering, Kuzma has her hands full of new and interesting challenges every day.

“My average daily life is changing a lot – how it should be, in my opinion,” he explains. “Some days involve coding solutions in Simulink or C++. Other days involve investigating a vehicle to see how it performs electrically. Constant learning is the only consistent thing in my day.

Kuzma enjoys the flexibility and nimble nature of working at a company that feels like a startup but has a larger team with more resources. In 2018, Entrepreneur found that 23% of startups identified team issues as the cause of failure. For Kuzma, these issues are rare thanks to Hexagon’s collaborative environment.

Photo: NovAtel“The team is always eager to collaborate and work together. More importantly, and what makes me want to stay, is that the culture is open to having a life outside of work.

A flexible workplace for work-life balance is a priority at Hexagon, with its 2022 employee engagement survey identifying 97% of employees who agree their immediate supervisor is flexible when they need to work. take care of a personal or family matter.

“The work is not supposed to be 60 hours a week,” Kuzma added. “Make sure you ask about company culture and that you can be an authentic ‘you’ with the people you work with.”

From intern to engineer to embedded implementation specialist, Kuzma has seen a lot of R&D and technology development during his time at Hexagon. After all this change, he would still be among the 83% of employees who feel proud to work for Hexagon.

You can join Michael Kuzma and other Hexagon employees by applying to one of their open positions. Hexagon has openings worldwide and in all departments. Apply now!

Learn more about working at Hexagon and the importance he places on continuous improvement in this article from Speed magazine:

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