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IT professionals at ŠKODA AUTO work with cutting-edge technologies on a number of unique projects. ŠKODA IT runs across all departments, and without our IT professionals, not a single car would have gone out of production.
What do IT Specialists do?
An automotive plant without information technology is like a car without the wheels – it won't get far without them. Join us in exploring the possibilities of car customization, advancing automation or designing essential systems for production, the warehouse and our dealer network. You will work with experts from the entire company and the Volkswagen Group. Discover the benefits of the unprecedented connection of expertise. One day, you may be the first person to test a new self-driving car on the road. Let’s not predict the future – let’s create it.
What abilities should you have?
You should be able to communicate quickly and efficiently, keep a cool head, even when an error occurs, follow trends in IT, and have a desire to push the boundaries of human knowledge.
What department or program is right for you?
Employees of our IT department know very well that things that are progressive today will be outdated tomorrow. Therefore, they are constantly developing new and better solutions.
The work of our IT department is built on unique projects - whether it is the development of electric cars where we constantly push the boundaries of the automotive industry, or work with virtual reality where we are among the technology leaders throughout Europe. Furthermore, ŠKODA IT tracks can be found in almost every department – from technical development to production to sales or employee care.
From the first drawing to the final tests. This is how we would describe the work of Technical Development, which plays a significant role in the creation of each new ŠKODA AUTO model.
The backbone of the entire department are teams of enthusiastic professionals, who deal with the various stages of car development. Whether it is the initial assignment, planning, design, conceptual or actual development, or final crash and other various tests – we always use cutting-edge processes and technologies.
This department is responsible for making the production of each model as smooth as possible. It all starts with the logistics of individual materials, parts and components and ends with their assembly and installation. That is not all, though.
The year 2015 saw ŠKODA AUTO create the first Industry 4.0- focused job position in the Production & Logistics area, and the Company continues digitising the whole department. We design and implement new technologies for vehicle electronics activation while transferring outputs of extensive analyses to vehicle assembly operations, as well as, for example, to processes that take place in our new paint shop. We are proud to be using state-of-the-art technologies while constantly creating new positions that cover a really wide range of applications in various fields of expertise.
We offer university graduates an annual international Trainee Program during which they will gain valuable work experience, and much more.
During the winter and summer semester, Trainees will see how one of the most modern companies in the Czech Republic works. This is a great start to their career, especially for those who have not yet decided which area they would like to specialize in. Trainees will try out work across different departments and they can look forward to internships abroad as well.
University students can work with us during their studies - as part of their internship or when writing a final thesis.
There is nothing better than testing out a theory in practice. This is what makes the internship a great opportunity for students to experience firsthand what it is like to work for a company like ŠKODA AUTO. Cooperating with the best in the field brings not only valuable contacts, but also practical experience, which students can then put to good use when writing their final thesis.
Life at ŠKODA AUTO
Thanks to our emphasis on employee satisfaction, we always score in surveys measuring employer attractiveness. We appreciate the work our employees do and, as thanks, we try to give them the best working conditions possible.
AGILITY IS PRIMARILY BASED ON COOPERATION
Agile project management helps to assess risk and prevent complications at the very beginning of a project. This, among other matters, is what David Žid is in charge of as an Agile IT Projects Coordinator. Since 2014, he has been involved in the area of mobile applications and connectivity in Mladá Boleslav, which, at the time, were completely new terms. “A brand-new topic gradually grew into unexpected dimensions. Today, the area related to connectivity employs hundreds of people,” says David Žid, who also gives lectures on related topics at universities across the whole country. How has his career progressed, from starting out as an intern to being an expert today, cooperating with multiple departments across the company?
IT is the powerhouse of progress
In the beginning of the 1990s, during his studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at the Charles University in Prague, Petr Rešl started working for a private television. He enjoyed the combination of communications and technology so much that he joined Škoda Auto as a multimedia specialist soon after. Since then, he has found himself to be at the right place at the right time, and mainly in the right field, which is developing faster than any other profession. The first colour computer monitors, digital photographs, the arrival of the internet, and the development of artificial intelligence. Not only these milestones have accompanied the career of today’s Head of IT Process and System Integration at Škoda Auto. Petr Rešl compares his successful professional path to endurance sports, which he has been engaged in since childhood. He views sportsmen as the ideal employees, and although he prefers meeting them in person, he is a long-term supporter of the work-from-home option.
Whose quote is this? Part2
Do you know what optical measurement, data analysis and media communication have in common? All these professions play an important role in terms of Škoda Auto. One of the largest Czech companies employs tens of thousands of experts across established professions, but also new fields that you may not have heard of until now. Do you know which of the people of Škoda Auto made these statements?
WHEN IT MEETS PRODUCTION
Nowadays, cars run almost like computers. Vehicles are becoming smarter and more interactive – and so is their production. Machines connect to a wide range of systems and the Czech car manufacturer is seeking new experts in the fields of Information Technology, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity. What does digital production look like at Škoda Auto? We met up with Prokop Outrata, Tomáš Posekaný a Matúš Tomečko to take a look around the Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 Department and see the projects that are continuously making production more efficient.
EACH OF MY WORKDAYS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT
Over the past few years, Pavla Lelková has experienced dynamic career development. As part of the Trainee Program, she’s tried working in several job positions, recently having changed her specialization to become a data analyst. How does one arrive at a completely new field in ŠKODA AUTO? And wherein does Pavla see the key benefits of the Trainee Program?
I AM DOING MY BEST TO BE A BUSINESS ANALYST, A PROJECT MANAGER AND A TEAM MANAGER ALL AT ONCE
Not to only provide SAP solutions, but to have a real understanding of them. That’s the motto that Martin Beňačka is following in his work. Surprisingly, he only got into IT when he was studying Economics. Why did he ultimately decide to stay in IT?
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